Hesse at a Glance
Hesse in central Germany is a cosmopolitan region with roots firmly in the past offering visitors a veritable feast of attractions, ideal for a weekend break or week away. With nine main tourist areas to explore, there is something to suit every traveller and you’ll find everything from highlands and valleys to medieval castles and magnificent palaces to explore.
- You’re a family looking for a diverse destination offering both sightseeing and outdoor pursuits.
- You’re a couple or group of friends wanting to immerse yourselves in German culture.
- You’re a nature lover wanting to explore the various parks, gardens and open spaces.
Where to stay in Hesse
Hesse is a diverse region offering the perfect mix of urban and natural attractions.
- Those in search of the great outdoors should head to Lahn Valley or North Hesse with its fabulous highland landscapes and walking trails.
- Those wanting to experience German city life at its best will want to base themselves in eclectic Frankfurt-Rhine Main, also known just as Frankfurt, with its imposing skylines, traditional houses and magnificent palaces. City lovers will also want to check out Wiesbaden; colourful and diverse its home to the State Theatre of Hesse, the hub of many cultural and social events.
There’s a wealth of things to see and do in Hesse, the list is seemingly endless, and there really is something to suit all types of traveller;
- Ski at Taunus, a wooded and hilly countryside area situated towards the Northwest of Frankfurt.
- History buffs may want to spend a day at Hessenpark in Neu Anspach. It’s an open-air museum with a collection of historically reconstructed buildings and over two hundred animals, a fun day out for the whole family.
- Holidays to Hesse are all about diversity, and you can’t get more diverse than Frankfurt so wherever you’re staying, make sure you set aside a day or two to explore what this eclectic city has to offer.
- Pamper yourself in the spa town of Bad König in Odenwald and enjoy its thermal springs and magnificent historic castles.
- Hesse is also home to the Rheingau wine region, famous for its Riesling, which stretches along the German coastline, peppered with popular tourist towns such as Rüdesheim.
- In terms of adventure the mountains of Grosser Feldberg and Wasserkuppe offer a variety of options for walking trails and climbing.
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