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Little Red Riding Hood Country - Let us spoil you in Red Riding Hood country ...

The Little Red Riding Hood Country in the Home of the Brothers Grimm North Hesse offers untouched nature with picturesque landscapes, fabulous views, villages and towns with beautiful half-timbered buildings and interesting cultural treasures. Silent forests and untouched nature – a fairytale landscape in which it is easy to imagine meeting the fairytale characters.

Little Red Riding Hood Country for friends of fairy tales
Immerse yourself in the world of the Brothers Grimm, visit Little Red Riding Hood in the fairytale house Neukirchen, the wolf in the Knüll Wildlife Park, marvel at the traditional Schwälmer costume with its red cap or try the famous Ahle Wurscht as out of Little Red Riding Hood's basket. Castles and palaces in the Red Riding Hood country promise exciting stories, fairy tales and city tours take young and old guests into a magical world.

Little Red Riding Hood Country for holiday tourists and day visitors
The special beauty of the landscape can be discovered while hiking! 20 new fabulous trails in the Nature Park Knüll offer moments to linger, views to enjoy and insights into a diverse cultural landscape. The RLittle Red Riding Hood Country railway cycle path connects the landscape of the Schwalm with the Fuldatal and the Schwalm cycle path leads along the river from its source to its mouth. The winding landscapes between Knüll and Kellerwald, the half-timbered towns and castles have a lot to offer for lovers of motorcycling. On hot days you can find refreshment in the natural lakes in Frielendorf, Neuental, Kirchheim and Borken. Worth seeing is also the painter's village Willingshausen, where Ludwig Emil Grimm founded one of the oldest painters' colonies in 1825. Family-friendly holiday homes and apartments invite you to a carefree holiday. Comfortable rooms in hotels and guesthouses promise relaxing days. Motorhomes and campers will find well-equipped pitches.

The Little Red Riding Hood Country includes these 19 towns from the Schwalm/Knüll region: Bad Zwesten, Borken (Hesse), Breitenbach a.H., Frielendorf, Gilserberg, Homberg (Efze), Jesberg, Kirchheim/Hessen, Knüllwald, Neuenstein, Neuental, Neukirchen/Knüll, Niederaula, Oberaula, Ottrau, Schrecksbach, Schwalmstadt, Schwarzenborn and Willingshausen.



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!

Historical Tidbits

Milestones of the reformation movement have left their mark here. Landgrave Philipp I convened the first Protestant synod in the world in Homberg, so Homberg(Efze) is the city of the Reformation. In 1539, the Ziegenhain Kirchenzuchtordnung (Church breeding regulations for goats) settled the question of baptism of children or adults by introducing confirmation. The Lutherweg 1521 is based on Luther's itinerary, passing Niederaula and Breitenbach on the Herzberg. Go on a search for clues!


Contact on site

Tourist-Info Rotkäppchenland

Paradeplatz 7
34613 Schwalmstadt

Tel.: +49 800 234235236
E-Mail: touristinfo@rotkaeppchenland.de
Website: www.rotkaeppchenland.de

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