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Naturpark Reinhardswald e.V.

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A fairytale holiday landscape is waiting to be discovered in the Reinhardswald Nature Park.

Fairytale wild ...

Gnarled old Hute oaks in the Reinhardswald, idyllic river valleys along the Weser, Diemel and Fulda, half-timbered pearls in historic old towns and enchanting castles in the middle of a fairytale holiday landscape are waiting to be discovered in the Reinhardswald Nature Park.
The contrasting landscape of the young Reinhardswald Nature Park in the GrimmHeimat North Hesse invites you to numerous activities and experiences. Whether hiking, cycling or canoeing, forest bathing, mushroom excursions, a visit to the Sababurg zoo or survival - you have numerous options here. In the Reinhardswald, the largest closed forest area in Hesse, you can expect centuries-old Hute oaks, extensive beech forests, natural streams and springs.

A contrast to this is the Diemel Valley, with its light, juniper-grown limestone grasslands on which rare orchids and butterflies can be found. Exciting natural highlights such as the Sababurg primeval forest, the spruce lumps, the cloudbursts or the European Prime Butterfly Area are waiting to be discovered. On your own or with a guide, you can linger like a fairytale here. Well-marked circular and long-distance hiking trails take you to the most beautiful places and squares. And the long-distance cycle paths Weser, Diemel and Fulda, certified by the ADFC, invite you to great cycling fun.

It is not without reason that the Reinhardswald is often referred to as the fairy tale forest. Because in addition to the fairytale forest pictures, numerous fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm have their origin here - above all the most famous fairy tales of Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. But Hans im Glück or the goose girl are also at home here. In the summer months you can experience Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and their prince "live".

The summer months are particularly popular for activities on the water. Diemel, Weser and Fulda invite you to go on tours by canoe, sports boat or the passenger ship "Hessen". The Reinhardswald is also rich in cultural history. Some places look back on more than 1,000 years of history. If you walk through the neat city and town centers with open eyes, there is a lot to discover in some places: Medieval half-timbered buildings, a newly opened but historic inland port in the middle of a baroque planned town, remains of fortifications, monastery and pilgrimage churches, mighty castles and what else of them is left over.

The nature park locations Bad Karlshafen, Grebenstein, Hofgeismar, Immenhausen, Liebenau and Trendelburg and their hosts offer you the perfect starting point for your holiday close to nature and fairytale discoveries. Stop by and get to know the Reinhardswald Nature Park in the middle of Germany in the northern tip of Hesse near Kassel.

Naturpark Reinhardswald e.V.

Marktstraße 18

34369 Hofgeismar


Phone: +49 5671 / 999 222


Website: www.naturpark-reinhardswald.de

General information

Tourist information:
Summer half year: May to October
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter half-year: November - April
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A nature park information center in the entrance area of ​​the Sababurg zoo is freely accessible during the opening times of the zoo. Here you can find inspiration for a stay in the Reinhardswald Nature Park.

The Reinhardswald Nature Park is located in the northern tip of Hesse, directly in front of the gates of the city of Kassel and in the border triangle of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. The next cities are Kassel in the south, Göttingen in the east and Höxter in the north.


Arriving by car: The most important traffic arteries are the A44 (Dortmund - Kassel) and A7 (Hamburg - Kassel) as well as the B7, B80 and B83 highways.


To live the fastest in the Reinhardswald Nature Park, please take the Breuna (A44), Nörten-Hardenberg (A7), Hann. Münden (A7) or Kassel (A7).


Arriving by bus and train: Arriving by train and bus is also convenient and stress-free. From the train station in Kassel, the cities of Immenhausen, Grebenstein and Hofgeismar can be reached without changing. Bad Karlshafen is approached via the line between Beverungen, Bodenfelde and Göttingen. For the towns in the Weser, the train station in Hann. Open up a possibility. Buses go to the other cities and districts.


Foreign ones are available at www.bahn.de and directly from the North Hessian Transport Association (NVV) at www.nvv.de.

More info

Another information center is located in the entrance area of ​​the zoo.


Information about guided tours or other offers can be found at www.naturpark-reinhardswald.de or in the Tourist-Info Naturpark Reinhardswald at +49 5671/999222.


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