Waldecker Land is located in northern Hesse and belongs to the Waldeck-Frankenberg district. The area is characterized by a beautiful low mountain range landscape, which makes an active vacation in the Waldecker Land possible.
Hiking is an ideal activity in the vacation region of Waldecker Land. Here you will find a landscape characterized by low mountain ranges, the highest elevation of which is the 843 meter high Langenberg near Willingen. Impressive are the dams, such as the Edersee, which invite you to take a break by the water. In 2004, the Kellerwald-Edersee region was declared a national park, and since 2011 the area has even been a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
Of course, recreation should not be neglected during a vacation. Spas, such as Bad Wildungen, offer accompanied therapies and wellness programs around health.
Tips for excursions
The spa town of Bad Wildungen is located at the foothills of the Kellerwald. The town is one of the largest rehabilitation and spa locations in Germany, but also offers the ideal starting point for excursions into the Waldecker Land region away from the daily routine of the clinic.
Stay overnight in the Waldecker Land
Travel information about Waldecker Land
The nearest ICE train station is Kassel Wilhelmshöhe. From here you can take regional trains to the stations in Bad Arolsen, Bad Wildungen, Korbach and Willingen.
The nearest train station in the south is Marburg, from there you can reach Frankenberg, Herzhausen am Edersee and Korbach.
The region can be reached by car via the A5, A7, A44 and A49 freeways. In addition, the federal roads B3/485, B236, B251, B252, B253 and B450 lead through the vacation region.
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There are numerous well-marked hiking trails in the region. These vary in length and difficulty.
Signposted bike paths lead through the Waldecker Land.
With the ship
Excursions by ship on the Edersee are offered.
There is a free guest card “MeineCard+”. This offers free admission to over 100 leisure attractions and free rides on buses and trains in the region. You can get the guest card directly from the host (hotel or vacation apartment) where you have booked your accommodation. You cannot buy this card and it is valid during the booked accommodation period (incl. arrival and departure day).