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Geo-Nature Park Mother Hulda Land

Short facts

  • Meißner

According to the legend, Mother Huldas home is on the mountain Hohe Meißner in the Geo-Nature Park.

The region impresses with its extraordinary nature, surprising culture and varied geology. Everything is hell here!

The region between Kaufunger Wald, Hohem Meißner and the Werra Valley is characterized by a large landscape cinema. Over 200 geotopes are the reason that the region is so varied: dense mixed forests, limestone soils, karst areas, the orchards in the cherry country and the fertile river meadows create a home for many plants and animals that have become rare elsewhere. It is not for nothing that large parts of the geo-nature park belong to one of only 30 hotspots of biological biodiversity in Germany.

The name given to the geo-nature park is Frau Holle. The world-famous fairy tale character is based on an old popular belief in an earth goddess. In the time of Christianization, a world of myths and legends arose from this, which is located above all on the Hohe Meißner, the highest mountain in the GrimmHeimat North Hesse and is described in the "German Legends" of the Brothers Grimm.

25 premium trails quality-tested by the German Hiking Institute lead as day and half-day tours to the geological, natural and cultural peculiarities of the Geo-Nature Park: to the legendary places of Frau Holle, old mining history and the Green Belt, on the former inner-German border, to valuable nature reserves with rare ones Orchids, sparse beech forests or the home of wild cats and red kites. The 130 km long Werra-Burgen-Steig Hessen leads from castle to castle to Nentershausen, where Wilhelm Grimm once met his wife. The 300 km long, popular Werratal cycle path accompanies the river, alternating again and again between Thuringia and Hesse. In the cherry country around Witzenhausen, hiking, walking, cycling and adventure trails lead to cherry plantations and orchards. Small half-timbered towns line up like pearls not only on the banks of the Werra. In the old salt boiler town of Bad Sooden-Allendorf, visitors enjoy a health holiday in the WerratalTherme and around the large graduation tower.

The Geo-Naturpark blooms in the most beautiful colors when Ms. Holle blesses the corridors: the cherry blossom in April envelops the Werra valley in brilliant white, the orchid blossom changes seamlessly into the summer-colored Ms. Holle's flower meadows from early summer to late autumn. At the end of June / beginning of June, the pink opium poppy blossom attracts Germerode and Grandenborn while the cherry harvest is celebrated in Witzenhausen. In autumn the forests shine in the most beautiful yellow and red tones. And in winter, Frau Holle covers her local mountain with snow and prepares winter sports fun.

The Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land is a versatile travel destination that is easily accessible in the center of Germany all year round.

Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land

Klosterfreiheit 34 A

37290 Meißner


Phone: +49 5657 /64499-0


Website: www.naturparkfrauholle.land

General information

The Geo-Naturpark does not have an information center, but an office that provides information by phone, email and in person, usually Monday-Friday at least between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m..

Saturday, Sunday


The Geo-Nature Park Mother Hulda Land extends to almost 114,000 hectares east of the city of Kassel over the entire Werra-Meißner district to Nentershausen in the center of Germany in the Kassel-Göttingen-Eisenach triangle. Via the ICE train stations Kassel and Göttingen there are good transport connections with local trains of the North Hessian Transport Association. The tram from Kassel goes to Hessisch Lichtenau. The Geo-Naturpark can be easily reached via the A4, A7, A38 and A44 motorways.

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