Hessenturm

Hessenturm, Niedenstein

The Niedensteiner Kopf is a 475 meters high mountain close to the small city of Niedenstein, Germany. It is a good strategic point and therefore there was also a fortress built in the year 1160 CE which was used for more than 400 years – some remains can still be seen today. In 1931 a watchtower was created on top of the mountain: the Hessenturm. It changed over time but it is still there and attracts hikers and families on excursions.

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Kunsthaus

Kunsthaus, Göttingen

Göttingen didn’t have many museums and art exhibition halls in the past. That started to change in 2008 when publisher Gerhard Steidl and mayor Wolfgang Meyer presented the idea of the Kunstquartier (art quarter, KuQua) with an art exhibition place at its heart: the Kunsthaus. In 2021 this place for exhibiting works on paper, photography and new media was finally opened and now attracts national and international visitors.

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Canoeing on the Diemel

Diemel, Trendelburg

Travelling on a river by canoe is great fun. But it needs a lot of preparation: you need a boat, suitable equipment, a good point to start and most of all: someone who picks you up at your destination. Canoeing on the Diemel river is in contrast easy and well organized. You’ll get a canoe, a waterproof barrel, life jackets, paddles and the phone number of someone to pick you up later.

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Ostriches, cow tongues & rhubarb cake

Wasserschloss Wülmersen, Trendelburg

The Wasserschloss Wülmersen is a wonderful place and a good destination for an excursion in the middle between Trendelburg and Bad Karlshafen. The name is a little bit misleading as it is not really a castle – it is a farm that dates back to the 12th century CE. In the past it was partially surrounded by a moat, therefore it received the name water castle or Wasserschloss.

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Hurkutstein

Hurkutstein, Gleichen

The lower German verb ‘hurkuzen‘ meaning ‘to hide away‘ is very much unknown today – but it gave the name for a nice sandstone formation in the Reinhäuser Wald (Reinhausen forest) near Bremke belonging to Gleichen. Within the rock, you will find a man-made cave at a height of 3 meters in which you can climb via a wooden ladder. Hide for a while but afterwards don’t forget to explore the rest of the region.

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