14 days in Hesse Itinerary

14 days in Hesse Itinerary

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Marburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kassel
— 4 nights
Train
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Fulda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt
— 4 nights

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Marburg

— 3 nights
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). Get out of town with these interesting Marburg side-trips: Evangelische Stadtkirche (in Herborn), Schloss Braunfels (in Braunfels) and Wetzlar (Wetzlar Cathedral, Historische Altstadt Wetzlar, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elizabeth Kirche, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Marburg, examine the collection at Mathematikum, and explore the historical opulence of Castle Greifenstein.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marburg vacation planner.

Wiesbaden to Marburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wiesbaden in July: highs in Marburg hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kassel.

Things to do in Marburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Kassel

— 4 nights

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kassel: Grauer Turm (in Fritzlar), Ruine Weidelsburg (in Wolfhagen) and Freibad Usseln (in Usseln). There's still lots to do: stroll around Bergpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Edersee, pause for some photo ops at Hercules Monument, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steinhofer Wasserfall.

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You can drive from Marburg to Kassel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kassel sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Fulda.

Things to do in Kassel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Fulda

— 2 nights
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Erlebniswelt-Blockflote, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fulda Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Paulustor, then step into the grandiose world of Schlossgarten Fulda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saint Sturm's Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Wasserkuppe and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stiftsruine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fulda trip builder.

Take a train from Kassel to Fulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Philosopher’s Walk, Schloss Heidelberg, &more) and Ruedesheim am Rhein (Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) & Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Romer, take an in-depth tour of Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), take in the views from Iron Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Fulda to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hesse travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Though relatively small in size, Hesse is not only rich in tradition, culture, and art, but also in numerous modern tourist attractions. This is one of the country's most prosperous regions. It includes the city of Frankfurt, a global financial powerhouse renowned for its futuristic skyline. The region is known for its outstanding public transportation, high quality of life, leafy parks, and lively nightlife. The city streets are lined with small cafes, innovative museums, bustling beer halls, and an array of other places to visit while in town. Hesse also contains huge green areas interspersed with lush river valleys and pristine national parks. Its quiet countryside surrounds hillside villages and medieval towns. Be sure to indulge in some of the local specialties while on your holiday: outstanding white wines, apple ciders, and a wide range of award-winning cheeses.