Höxter in the Weserbergland

Admire historic half-timbered houses, discover a peaceful river landscape, relax in a lively small town and enjoy your free time. Höxter is home to some of the most important buildings of the Weser Renaissance. The burgher houses and noble houses, decorated with fan rosettes and carvings, testify in their always different designs to the wealth of ideas and craftsmanship of past times.

Höxter for friends of fairy tales

The Brothers Grimm already knew about the special location of the town. They not only cultivated close friendships in the city but also collected some of their fairy tales and legends here. A fountain with bronze figures of Hansel and Gretel can be found directly in the pedestrian zone. Every year in October the town invites guests to come to the Fairytale Sunday. Numerous storytellers, puppeteers and real fairytale figures transform the historic city centre into a veritable fairytale stage. An atmosphere that not only children enjoy and marvel at!

The fairytale society in the Local History and Tourist Office offers a varied cultural programme  for children and adults every year, from a fairytale hike and fairytale dinners to readings and lectures by well-known speakers. Guests are of course always welcome.

Höxter for holiday tourists and day visitors

Short distances to other sites throughout the region make Höxter the optimal starting point for a trip on the German Fairy Tale Route. By bike on the Weser Cycle Path, on foot in "exquisite nature" or by canoe on the Weser, the beautiful river landscape of the Weserbergland, the wooded and gently rolling hills, the historic towns and cultural highlights are worth a trip in any case.

Just outside Höxter lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Corvey, a unique place of architecture, culture and history. The 1,200-year-old Carolingian Westwork forms the core of the World Heritage Site, visible from afar. But the castle grounds and the princely library, where the poet Hoffmann von Fallersleben once worked as a librarian, also impress every visitor.

The Fürstenberg porcelain factory is also located in the immediate vicinity of Höxter. Under the motto "hands on", touching is explicitly allowed. The modern porcelain museum presents the change in table culture from 1747 to the present day.

The sights can be easily connected by bicycle on the Weser Cycle Path. And if you want to enjoy the landscape from a different perspective, simply board a Weser boat. Of course, the bikes can be taken on board, so that both means of transportation can be combined.

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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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