Schwalm-Eder county - Holiday in nature
With the well-wooded low mountain landscape between Kellerwald and Knüll as well as the attractive river valleys of the Eder, Fulda and Schwalm, the region offers optimal prerequisites for active and relaxing holiday stays in an intact natural setting.
Schwalm-Eder county for friends of fairytales
During their lifetime, the brothers Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm found a model for their “Little Red Riding Hood" costume in Schwalm tradition folk dress. Single women up to the age of 30 namely wore a red cap. There are numerous legends and tales in the towns of the Schwalm-Eder county.
• Fairytale house, Alsfeld
• Fairytale house, Neukirchen
• Museum of Schwalm, Schwalmstadt-Ziegenhain with Schwalm traditional costumes (traditional costume of Little Red Riding Hood)
Schwalm-Eder county for holiday tourists and day visitors
Whether on a hike along the art trail “ARS NATURA", a cycling tour on signposted bicycle routes of more than 500 km, or a canoe ride on the Eder and Fulda – healthy activity is united with an impressive experience of nature.
The combination of a sporting challenge in an attractive landscape makes the Oberaula golf course especially popular for golfers from all of Germany. Others seek their holiday pleasures in the heights: they can explore the Schwalm-Eder county from a bird's eye view in a sailplane or motor airplane. Tennis, riding, skating, mountainbiking - the offering of active holiday possibilities is large.
A journey to the mediaeval half-timbered towns of the region is always a worthwhile visit. Whether the old cathedral and Imperial town of Fritzlar, the Hesse reformation town of Homberg (Efze), Schwalmstadt with its old water fortress Ziegenhain, or Alsfeld and Melsungen with their imposing half-timbered town halls – let the atmosphere of long bygone days bewitch you.
One can also experience nature close up in the Knüll wildlife park for an enjoyable excursion for the entire family. Observe free-running wildlife, encounter many native animal species, and go on fascinating guided tours with the wildlife park scouts.
In the Hessian Lignite Mining Museum in Borken (Hesse) under the motto “Experience industrial culture - discover landscape change", learn interesting facts worth knowing about the history of coal and energy in four museum areas.