Maybe you have been wondering what exactly "The Rhoen" (die Rhön) is and how it looks like. On this page you can find links and information to show you one of the most beautiful spots in Germany.
The Rhön (pronounciation
like Rhoi:n) is a low mountain range spread
over parts of Hessen, Thuringia and Bavaria
and is declared as biosphere reserve (maybe
similar to a Provincial Park). The highest
rise is the Wasserkuppe with 950,2 meters.
On the Wasserkuppe you can go skiing in the
winter and paragliding, hiking and sledding in the summer time, a very fun activity. You can find more information at www.biosphaerenreservat-rhoen.de/ (also in English)
On www.rhoen.de have a
look on "Rhön
Spaziergang" (a walk in the Rhoen) and "Bildergalerie" (picture
gallery) to see some nice impressions of
the landscape, buildings, people and traditions
To enjoy a 360° view,
visit www.360-rhoen.de where you can click
on several places in
the Rhön and feel as you were standing
directly on a hiking path.
Did you recognize
while having a look on the web pages mentioned
above that you see sheep with back heads everywhere?
It is the so called Rhönschaf, a typical
sheep race in the Rhön which has been
living there since the 16th century. Today
the sheep is a symbol and mascot of the Rhoen.
Some webpages are dedicated to the Rhönschaf