Frankenberg - Town of half-timbered buildings and ten towers

Frankenberg (Eder), the enchanting town of half-timbered buildings and ten towers. Visitors to Frankenberg marvel at the many centuries-old half-timbered houses with their well-maintained splendid façades in the old part of town. If you look more closely, you will discover elaborate decorative paintings and wood carvings that provide information about the original use of many of the buildings. You come face-to-face with an exciting history and a lively modern age in the narrow alleyways and open squares. Right in the middle of this enchanting half-timbered backdrop, ten towers attract the attention of all visitors. Here is the 500-year-old town hall of Frankenberg.

Frankenberg (Eder) for friends of fairy tales
The symbolic fairytale figure of the city of Frankenberg (Eder) on the German Fairy Tale Route is the "piggy-back figure" at the upper entrance to the magnificent ten-towered town hall.
Both "piggy-back figures" by the famous Frankenberg artist Philipp Soldan crouch above the two entrance gates of the town hall. Over 500 years ago the town hall was a place for frolicsome festivals celebrated on behalf of the citizens. The two figures could thus be jesters and musicians. They call out to us "Stop, stop!" and "I whistle!" - "Come on in, where there's fun and frolic! Here there is music! " (cf. "Unser Rathaus", published by Verein lebendige Altstadt Frankenberg e.V.).

Frankenberg (Eder) for holiday tourists and day visitors
In the town hall market space on the Obermarkt in Frankenberg (Eder), a weekly rural women's open market offers a colourful and lively scene every Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon. You can take a guided tour through the enchanting old town from April to October on Saturdays at 10:30 am, free of charge. The meeting place is the water basin in front of the town hall. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours, minimum number of participants: four persons.
The city of Frankenberg is the starting point for enchanting cycling and hiking tours. Many of these paths lead to the workplaces of Otto Ubbelohde (illustrator of fairytale collections) or simply through the beautiful "Fairytale Forest" past fort ruins, mysterious moors, cliffs, or flying dragons (www.traumhaftes wandermaerchen.de). Follow the traces of Hansel and Gretel and find the witch's hut on the Hänsel-und-Gretel bicycle path.
WALD-WICHTEL-PARADIES CIRCULAR PATH
Along the Wald-Wichtel-Weg ("wood imp path"), in the climatic health resort Rengershausen, children can experience nature close up. The entrance and exit of the Wald-Wichtel-Paradies circular path is located at the Rengershäuser Hagen near the elevated water reservoir tank built in 1931. You can park in the parking lot behind Café Reese.
Museums:
Kreisheimatmuseum (county local history museum) in the former monastery of St. Georgenberg:
Opening times:
Tuesday und Friday from 10 am to 12 noon
Wednesday from 3 pm to 5 pm, and
Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm
For special dates, tel.: +49 (0)6451 743-672
Thonet:
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9 to 5 pm
Saturday 2 pm to 4 pm
Date agreement for guided tours:
Tel. +49 (0)6451 508 – 0
Wildpark Frankenberg (Wildlife park)
The municipal wildlife park is free of charge and is open at all times of the year and day.

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Events & Guided Tours

A special note for guests who do not speak German:
Some of the guided tours and audiences offers or events presented here are currently only available in German,
some are offered regularly, others on demand in different languages.
In many cases, fairytale magic and fabulous seductions do not need spoken language to be properly experienced.
Let yourself be surprised or inquire directly at the address given in each case.
And please understand that for technical reasons some descriptions are shown here only in German. Thank you very much!

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