Hofgeismar - surprising, lively, diversified
The half-timbered Sleeping Beauty town of Hofgeismar lies in the middle of the “enchanting Reinhardswald country”, in the three-state corner Hesse/Westphalia/Lower Saxony and only about 25 km from the documenta city of Kassel with UNESCO Word Cultural Heritage status.
Quiet old-town alleys, historical half-timbered buildings, a large pedestrian zone and the beauty of the surrounding landscape bestow the town and its boroughs an entirely special appeal and contribute considerably to your enjoyment. There are many possibilities for extended hikes, strolls and bike tours.
Hofgeismar for friends of fairy tales
The Sleeping Beauty castle Sababurg is outstanding. It is the fairytale castle of the Brothers Grimm and impresses visitors with its stronghold location in the Reinhardswald in the Hofgeismar Borough of Sababurg. There are numerous offerings, extending from guided tours and audiences up to magical events that remind you of the beautiful fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty”.
The virgin forest Sababurg, the oldest nature reserve in Hesse with beech, alders and ancient oaks, some of them over 800 years old, and the wildlife park Sababurg, the oldest zoological park in Europe, draw old and young equally into their spell.
Hofgeismar for holiday tourists and day visitors
In Hofgeismar's town centre you can take a guided round tour or explore on your own initiative through the quiet old-town alleys with their historical half-timbered buildings and many landmarks. Whether sightseeing, shopping, strolling or visiting – something for everyone is offered here. Incidentally, parking is free of charge in the town centre.
Uncounted hiking and trekking paths, splendid nature experiences during the entire year and plenty of space for sporting activities such as biking, canoeing or sailplaning makes for a diversified stay.
You can experience history by visiting diverse museums and churches and a popular destination for locals and guests are the facilities in the former Hofgeismar spa with its health fountain. Alive and not at all sleepy is the Hesse Day Town 2015. Observe the numerous events such as the cattle market & home festival, the wine festival, Sunday shopping, open-air cinema, concerts, cabaret, Christmas fair – and the outstanding Hessian State Festival, the “Hessen Day” in Hofgeismar from 29 May to 7 June 2015.