When you walk on top of the mountains south of Bad Karlshafen, Germany, you might see a sign saying ‘Drei-Länder-Eck‘. But it isn’t the place where three countries or three federal states meet – it is just the border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse. Since 1837 the border between Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia was in the middle of river Weser and in 1971 the border was changed and now the ‘Drei-Länder-Eck‘ is on the other side of the river Weser not far away from the Weser-Skywalk. It is a bit confusing – but in fact, the place marked as ‘Drei-Länder-Eck‘ was never the point where the borders met; at this place, formerly only a sign pointing to the different federal states of Germany was standing.

Drei-Länder-Eck, Bad Karlshafen
Drei-Länder-Eck, Bad Karlshafen

Nevertheless, it is a good idea to get here. You can enjoy good views on the river and Bad Karlshafen, there is a nice protective hut and from this place it is an easy walk to the wonderful Erlenhof farmers coffee bar or to the Hugenottenturm – a tower a little bit below with fantastic views. To get to this place you can climb up from the city on stairs made of stone (the beginning is next to the bridge over the river Diemel or you take a walk from the Krukenburg ruin along the forest.

Historisches Drei-Länder-Eck
Bad Karlshafen

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