29 days in Hesse Itinerary

29 days in Hesse Itinerary

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Frankfurt
— 11 nights
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Schotten
— 2 nights
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Gersfeld
— 3 nights
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Kassel
— 7 nights
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Willingen
— 2 nights
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Herborn
— 3 nights

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get in touch with nature at Messel Pit Fossil Site and Neroberg. Family-friendly places like Romer and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Eltville am Rhein (Eberbach Abbey & Vaux Sekt Manufaktur), St. Valentin Kirche (in Kiedrich) and Wiesbaden (Rettbergsaue Schierstein, Wiesbaden City Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Weilbacher Kiesgruben, see the interesting displays at German Film Museum, and take in the views from Iron Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Frankfurt is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Schotten.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Romer ©
Romer
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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Schotten

Schotten ©
Schotten is a town in the middle of Hesse, Germany. On the 22nd (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Vogelpark Schotten, get outside with Hoherodskopf, then learn more about the world around you at Vulkaneum, and finally get outside with Wanderwelt Vogelsberg Hessen. On your second day here, tee off at Golf-Park Winnerod and then head outdoors with Bahnradweg - Radspass im Rotkappchenland.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Schotten road trip planning website.

Getting from Frankfurt to Schotten by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, Schotten is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gersfeld.

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Golf-Park Winnerod ©
Golf-Park Winnerod
Vulkaneum ©
Vulkaneum
Hoherodskopf ©
Hoherodskopf

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Gersfeld

Gersfeld ©
Gersfeld is a town in the district of Fulda, in Hesse, Germany. Attractions like Wasserkuppe and Fuldaquelle make great kid-friendly stops. Pfunds-Museum and Erlebniswelt-Blockflote will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Gersfeld side-trips: Erlebnispark Steinau (in Steinau an der Strasse), Fulda (Schlossgarten Fulda & Fulda Cathedral) and Hinterturm (in Schlitz). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Gersfeld and grab your bike and head to Milsenburgradweg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gersfeld trip planner.

You can drive from Schotten to Gersfeld in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kassel.

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Wasserkuppe ©
Wasserkuppe
Pfunds-Museum ©
Pfunds-Museum
Fulda Cathedral ©
Fulda Cathedral

7
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Kassel

Kassel ©

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.
Let the collections at Museum fuer Sepulkralkultur and Naturkundemuseum im Ottoneum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Urwald Sababurg and Steinhofer Wasserfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Krukenburg (in Bad Karlshafen), Rapunzelturm (in Trendelburg) and Hofgeismar (Tierpark Sababurg & Apothekenmuseum). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Caricatura, Galerie fuer Komische Kunst, pause for some photo ops at Hercules Monument, make a trip to Lowenburg Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Edersee.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kassel trip maker website.

Getting from Gersfeld to Kassel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kassel are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Willingen.

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Tierpark Sababurg ©
Tierpark Sababurg
WildtierPark Edersee ©
WildtierPark Edersee
Wandelhalle ©
Wandelhalle

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Willingen

Willingen ©
Willingen is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany, some 80 km west of Kassel.Willingen is regularly advertised as Willingen Hochsauerland and Willingen (Upland).GeographyLocationWillingen is found in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in the Upland . Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Willingen, hit the slopes at Sommerrodelbahn Willingen, then cool off at Lagunen-Erlebnisbad Willingen, and finally head outdoors with Freibad Usseln. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildpark, then examine the collection at Grube Christiane, and then head outdoors with Diemelsee.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Willingen route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kassel to Willingen takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Willingen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Herborn.

Things to do in Willingen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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Freibad Usseln ©
Freibad Usseln
Ski Resort Willingen ©
Ski Resort Willingen
Lagunen-Erlebnisbad Willingen ©
Lagunen-Erlebnisbad Willingen

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Herborn

Herborn ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Leitz-Park and Liebig Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tierpark Herborn and Wetzlar Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Herborn: Historische Altstadt Wetzlar (in Wetzlar), Tiergarten Weilburg (in Weilburg) and Vogelburg (in Weilrod). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid, tee off at Attighof Golf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Altenberg, and get outside with Haverhill Schwimmbad.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Herborn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Willingen to Herborn by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Willingen in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Herborn, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herborn

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid ©
Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid
Vogelburg ©
Vogelburg
Liebig Museum ©
Liebig Museum

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