The Feldberg summit makes a great destination for a short trip to the Taunus. Great views from the top and so much fun tobogganing down the steep hill.
|Half day||Ski lift, tobogganing|
|Round trip hike, 5 km||Family suited|
1. How to get there
You want to get to Niederreifenberg, An der Weilquelle.
There are several options, but these are the fastest.
|Start:||Frankfurt, main station||Take a regional train, direction Königstein (Taunus) Bahnhof|
|Change:||Königstein (Taunus) Bahnhof
||Bus 57, direction Bad Homburg v.d.H. Bahnhof
Bus 80, direction Schmitten
|Arrival:||Niederreifenberg, An der Weilquelle|
Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.
Good to know
|Timetable:||Buses alternate and run hourly|
|Travel duration:||approx. 1 hour (one way)
2. Activity on site
It is a 5 km hike. You will pass the ski lift on the way to the summit of Feldberg. Simply follow the signs to the summit. Many paths lead there. If you don’t want to get lost, check your location on the map frequently.
It is a tobogganing paradise. Make sure to bring your own toboggan. Many people make use of the snow in the Taunus, while there is no snow in the city. Watch out on the paths – the toboggans are literally everywhere.
Check if the ski lift is running
It is the “ski lift at the youth hostel”, not the one at “Pechberg”. They don’t run it every winter. Check here (German only).
Proper hiking boots or even cleats
The paths get real slippery because of the many toboggans.
Sign the register book at the top of the Feldberg summit
It is hidden at the cross.
5. How to get back
Check the Deutsche Bahn website for up to date timetable.
|Bus:||Take bus 57 or 80 back to Königstein (Taunus) Bahnhof, then take a regional train.|
|Round trip:||Adult – one way: € 8.50
Adult – day pass: € 16.55
Group day pass (5 people): € 28.90