Neukirchen - Kneipp Spa. Feel fabulously at home in Little Red Riding Hood country

The city centre with its eight districts and more than 7,000 inhabitants lies on the southern slope of the Knüll Mountains. Here you can feel comfortable and enjoy life.

Neukirchen for friends of fairy tales

In the fairytale house in Neukirchen, you are transported to the world of the Brothers Grimm. The half-timbered house from the 16th century contains treasures that are over 150 years old. Lovingly created fairytale scenes inspire young and old. The fairytale house can be visited as a museum during the opening times of the tourist information. As a special highlight, visitors can listen to a storyteller by appointment. The wedding room, which has become a popular alternative to the registry office in recent years, can also be visited. On a tour of the city center you will discover many an exhibit from the fairytale world.

Neukirchen for vacationers and day trippers

The new Kneipp spa garden is a place to relax and linger in the Kneipp spa town of Neukirchen. The varied hiking trail "Nuff und Nopp" bears the certificate "Wanderbares Deutschland Quality Trail" and leads through forest and fields around Neukirchen. The new fable trails "Bächeweg", "Babiller Ausguck", "Mühlengrund" and "KinOrem" in the Knüll Nature Park offer a variety of nature experiences. Other hiking trails complement the offer. There are many lovingly restored half-timbered houses in the small town in Knüll, which is located directly on the Rotkummelland railway cycle path.

In the 14th century the village became a town. A protective city wall was completed around 1396. The Nikolaikirche, a three-aisled hall church in late Gothic style, has stood there since the 15th century. A climb over 132 steps to the balcony of the 36 m high defense tower is rewarded with a magnificent view. The watchman's room can also be visited. The fairy tale fountain, the local history museum and the tourist information center are also located on the market square.

Cultural offers are concerts, church music, cabaret, lecture series and readings, but also traditional festivals such as the Babiller Whitsun fair and the Christmas market in the middle of the half-timbered city center.

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!

Neukirchen Historical Tidbits

In 2017 the town celebrated its 875th anniversary, which dates back to the first documentary mention in 1142. At this time a certain Reginhart de Nuwenkirchen signed a document in which the Hersfeld abbot Heinrich designated a piece of land on the Werra for the construction of a hospital for the poor.


Contact on site

Touristinfo Pro Neukirchen e.V.
Marktplatz 10a
34626 Neukirchen

Tel.: +49 6694 / 911350

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