Hesse Travel Tips

Marburg Castle

The most beautiful cities in Hesse


Fifth largest city in Germany

According to Country Converters, Frankfurt is the largest city in Hesse and has a reputation for many as an airport city and not necessarily as a beautiful travel destination.

There are some really beautiful corners of Frankfurt that are definitely worth a visit. Such as the historic “ Römer ” town hall and the city skyline .


A real university town

Yes, there really are a lot of students living in Marburg – and that’s what the city really thrives on. At the same time, it also attracts tourists all year round.

In Marburg there are great half-timbered houses , a majestic castle and beautiful churches .

But be prepared: There are a lot of stairs in the old town of Marburg!


The capital of Hesse

Wiesbaden is located directly on the Rhine , which also forms the border with Rhineland-Palatinate. Across the river is the city of Mainz .

A little tip : if you are in Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden is always more beautiful than Mainz and vice versa.

In any case, there are great sights in Wiesbaden such as the Kurhaus , the Marktkirche or the New Town Hall.


Located on the river of the same name

Fulda is located in the eastern part of Hesse – very close to the border triangle with Bavaria and Thuringia .

The landmark in the baroque city is particularly worth seeing : the Fulda Cathedral.

But a visit to the beautiful city palace and the associated palace gardens are also an absolute must on a trip to Fulda.


This is where the 35mm camera was invented

The beautiful city of Wetzlar lies between Marburg and Frankfurt . Here the two rivers Lahn and Dill flow into each other.

The most beautiful sights are the imposing cathedral and the Lahn Bridge.

For nature fans, we can also highly recommend the area around Wetzlar with its diverse hiking trails.

The most beautiful regions in Hesse

Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Third largest reservoir in Germany

The Kellerwald-Edersee National Park is located between Kassel and Marburg.

It is home to a picturesque beech forest that you rarely find anywhere else .

A very popular excursion destination in the national park is the region around the Edersee. Here you can take great photos.

Hessian Rhoen

Nature park east of Fulda

The low mountain range of the Hessian Rhön is a great destination for families with children .

Whether tobogganing in winter, a barefoot adventure trail in Hofbier or a tour to Milseburg – the Hessian Rhön is certainly not lacking in cool activities.

But hikers and cyclists also get their money’s worth on beautiful paths and trails.


Mountains in the northwest of Frankfurt

In the region you will find exciting castle ruins – for example in the towns of Königstein am Taunus or Falkenstein.

You can reach cute towns such as Bad Camberg or beautiful vantage points via numerous hiking and biking trails .

Our tip for families : Pay a visit to the 4D archery in Neu-Anspach. Here your kids can shoot real arrows at imaginary targets like dinosaurs or donuts.

The most beautiful sights in Hesse

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and Hercules

Unesco World Heritage Site

The Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is an attraction near Kassel that you should not miss.

Here is the city’s landmark, the Hercules, as well as Wilhelmshöhe Castle, which houses a museum.

In the summer months, impressive water games take place in the mountain park , which are a real highlight, especially for children.

Marburg Castle

Or Landgrave Castle

The Landgrave’s Castle sits enthroned on a hill above the old town of Marburg .

You can not only visit the imposing building from the inside , but you also have a wonderful view of Marburg from above.

The castle park , which is located directly behind the Marburg Castle, is also worth seeing.


Highest mountain in Hesse

The Wasserkuppe measures 950 meters and is not only a great destination for a day trip because of the great panoramic view.

On the mountain in the Hessian Rhön, for example, is the well-known aviator monument.

You can also try out really cool activities on the Wasserkuppe. These include gliding and summer tobogganing.

Marburg Castle