50 days in Hesse Itinerary

50 days in Hesse Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Fulda
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Fulda
— 13 nights
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Kassel
— 17 nights
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Frankfurt
— 18 nights
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Fulda

— 13 nights
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fulda: Heimatmuseum mit Wasserburg (in Friedewald), Bad Hersfeld (Stiftsruine & Wortreich) and Gersfeld (Deutsches Segelflugmuseum & Wasserkuppe). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fulda Cathedral, examine the collection at Erlebniswelt-Blockflote, explore the historical opulence of Schlossgarten Fulda, and pause for some photo ops at Paulustor.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fulda online sightseeing planner.

Seattle, USA to Fulda is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Fulda due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Fulda hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kassel.

Things to do in Fulda

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kassel

— 17 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kassel: Rapunzelturm (in Trendelburg), Bad Wildungen (Schloss Friedrichstein, Kurpark Reinhardshausen, &more) and Bad Karlshafen (Krukenburg, Hugenottenmuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Kassel, and don't miss a visit to Wasserkuenste.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kassel tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Fulda to Kassel by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Kassel

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankfurt

— 18 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Ruedesheim am Rhein (Weingut Adolf Storzel, Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, &more), Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein) and Wiesbaden (Hauptbahnhof, Kurpark, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Romer, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online visit planner.

You can drive from Kassel to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

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.