Elevated 950 meters above sea-level, the Wasserkuppe is the highest mountain in Hesse. The Wasserkuppe is also known as the birthplace of gliding. The Rhön Biosphere Reserve offers a wealth of interesting information on sustainable developments of landscape and culture. Current sports and recreation options surrounding the peak make the Wasserkuppe one of the most popular destinations in Hesse and the Rhön.
The 928-meter-high Kreuzberg offers a broad view of the Frankonian countryside, the Hessian Rhön, the Thuringian forest and the Spessart. The Franciscan monastery and the baroque church were built in the 17th century. Since that time the Kreuzberg is a popular pilgrimage site.
Located in the midst of the Rhön Biosphere Reserve, Point Alpha ("the hottest point in the Cold War") with its authentic buildings and facilities, is reminiscent of the division of Germany and the horrors of the Cold War.