Grimmheimat Nordhessen

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Grimmheimat Nordhessen

WALDECKER province | Long distance hiking path


Forested mountains line up in subtle curves, traditional villages nestle in green valleys and the meandering Eder flows through it all. It is always a great and invigorating experience to walk along a river. The Ederhöhenpfad begins on the edge of Beddelhausen, close to the border with North Rhine-Westphalia, and is marked with a white E with a blue swipe. read more

KASSEL province | Long distance hiking path


85 kilometres of hiking trail with a unique level of diversity - welcome to the Habichtswaldsteig. This tour through the Habichtswald nature reserve begins on the Marktplatz square in the town of Zierenberg. The silhouette of a hawk's head is your constant companion along the trail and ensures that everyone reaches their destination of Lake Edersee. read more

KASSEL province | Hiking


If you go walking in North Hessen, the home of the Grimms, you simply have to walk along the Grimmsteig. Measuring around 77 kilometres, it is one of the shorter long-distance hiking trails but it does not lack in any other respect. The ascent and descent are not overly excessive, making it ideal for those new to hiking. read more

WALDECKER province | Long distance hiking path

Urwaldsteig Edersee

Hessen's only national park is situated to the north of the state. The expansive beech forests (fagus sylvatica) have become very rare and are thus of great significance, both nationally and internationally. As a result, the "Old Beech Forests of Germany" have been included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. read more

WERRATAL valley | Hiking

Werra-Burgen-Steig Hessen

The 133-kilometre Werra-Burgen-Steig Hessen, marked as X5 H, begins in the Lower Saxony town of Hann. Münden. After one day of walking, Berlepsch Castle welcomes walkers to Hessen and presents a series of beautifully situated, time-honoured ruins. Walking past the impressive shell limestone rocks along the predominantly natural paths is extremely enjoyable. read more