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Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Hiking in Hesse

The Waldecker Land region has plenty to offer for nature lovers. Discover the diversity of the landscape while hiking in Hesse and look forward to routes for every level of difficulty. Whether you are out and about with children, prefer flat trails or are looking for challenging routes: if you are planning a hiking tour through the various low mountain range landscapes in Hesse, there are numerous routes of varying lengths available – we have the right route for everyone. Thanks to its many regions, all of which are perfect for hiking, Hesse always has something new to offer, even for repeat visitors. The area around the Edersee is particularly popular with hikers. We would like to present the various regions and the suitable hiking routes to you.


Hiking in Hesse – Tours for everyone

The region around Frankenberg and the Edersee in particular has a lot to offer thanks to the national park. We would like to present the most beautiful hiking routes in our region to you.

Hiking at the Edersee

Located in the home of the Brothers Grimm in North Hesse, the region around the Edersee offers a variety of opportunities for hiking. An extensive network of marked hiking trails awaits you here in an almost magical atmosphere.

The Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, not only offers breathtaking scenery, but is also home to numerous animal and plant species. There are up to 20 circular trails around the Edersee, located in the middle of the national park, on which you can explore the ins and outs of the dense beech forest.

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Hiking in Frankenberg

Frankenberg is the perfect starting point for hikes throughout the Ederbergland region because it is possible to reach numerous day and long-distance routes from here. Designated hiking trails, fairytale forests and unique views invite you to explore. You can also find numerous premium hiking routes in the area which have been certified with the German Hiking Institute’s Wandersiegel (hiking seal) and which guarantee exciting tours.

In addition to a hiking trip through the fabulous natural surroundings, a trip to the historic old town of Frankenberg is also worthwhile. Stroll through the pedestrian zone and discover the numerous sights, such as the Gothic town hall or the Liebfrauenkirche. Since we all know that we get very hungry in the evening, you also have the opportunity to enjoy the culinary delights of one of the numerous restaurants in our city after your successful hiking tour through Hesse. How about dinner in one of our own restaurants, the Michelin starred restaurant Philipp Soldan or our Sonne Stuben? You will be spoiled with fresh regional delicacies at Landgut Walkemühle too.

These hiking tours at the Edersee in Hesse are not to be missed

These hikes in Hesse are not to be missed! These are the hiking highlights for every level.

Hiking at the Edersee: the Urwaldsteig

The Urwaldsteig Edersee is one of the most popular hiking tours in the whole of Hesse. The route takes you through wild nature and is particularly suitable for experienced hikers, since it requires sufficient fitness and surefootedness. The main route stretches for 68 kilometres and leads around the Edersee along the steep slopes. It is possible to walk the route in several stages or just walk a part of it. We recommend using the castle car park in Waldeck as a starting point.

Child-friendly hikes in and around Frankenberg

You will have a great time in the national park area even if you are out and about with children. On the “Eddis Edersee Erlebnistour”, you hike with the whole family on relaxed trails with low changes in altitude and short walking times. Along the way, you will pass various experience stations. The route also ends at the wildlife park, which is a particular highlight for the little ones. In total, the main route covers some 4.8 kilometres, although you can also choose a shorter 2-kilometre tour.

Starting point: Die Sonne Frankenberg

Have you been inspired to explore the Waldecker Land region? Alongside the numerous hikes, Frankenberg also has a lot to offer when it comes to bike tours. Whatever you decide, Die Sonne Frankenberg is the perfect starting point for your sporting activities. Browse through our numerous arrangements and room categories and book your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you!

Sonne Frankenberg
Hotel Die Sonne Frankenberg
Marktplatz 2-4
35066 Frankenberg (Eder)
+49 (0) 64 51 / 750-0