Frau-Holle-Teich, Meißner

If you pass the Hoher Meißner mountain in northern Hesse, Germany you can enjoy many interesting places. This can be easily recognized by the vast amount of parking areas and signs telling you which way to take to reach nice spots. The Hoher Meißner region really does a lot for tourism and especially for hikers. One beautiful place that doesn’t require a long walk is the Frau-Holle-Teich close to road L3242 between Frankenhain and the viewpoint Schwalbenthal.

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Lenoir-Mausoleum, Hessisch Lichtenau

When you’re driving on Bundesstraße 7 between Kassel and Eschwege, Germany you might spot a sepulchral chapel in the forest. Finding the path to this place close to Hessisch Lichtenau isn’t easy but worth a try. You will not only find a mausoleum at a lake and a closed giant orphanage – but also a sad story about life and death. And about a man without a family who gave all his wealth to support children – and with that created himself a memorial.

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Schloß Wilhelmsthal

Schloß Wilhelmsthal, Calden

Close to Calden, Germany you can find the rococo-style castle Wilhelmsthal within the Schloßpark Wilhelmsthal. It completes the historical triumvirate of castles and landscape gardens of the Kassel region – formed together with the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and the Staatspark Karlsaue at Kassel. Therefore this castle and park is also maintained and preserved by the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (mhk). It is a nice place and always good for a relaxed walk through the fields and the forest.

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Wildgehege, Kehr, Göttingen

It is one of the things people from Göttingen, Germany love to do on weekends: have a walk at the Kehr within the woods belonging to the city. There you will find deer and wild boars in two separate areas, you can buy some animal feed and take a round course which is approximately three kilometers long. Also a nice walk with children.

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Taste of India

Taste of India, Hann. Münden

Getting delicious Indian food at Hann. Münden, Germany is quite an issue. During the last years there was a very good restaurant called Bollywood Palace that set the bar pretty high – but is now closed again. Then there is an Italian restaurant (the Rialto) that offers some Indian dishes. One restaurant that we’ve simply not seen before is the Taste of India in the Lange Straße, the pedestrian zone.

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Park Schönfeld

Park Schönfeld, Kassel

It is one of the places tourists at Kassel, Germany normally don’t get to see because of its location: the Park Schönfeld is a public park in the south of the city and part of a green connection between the Karlsaue and the Habichtswald. It is named after Nikolaus Heinrich von Schönfeld (born 1733) who also built a beautiful house – the Schlösschen Schönfeld – here.

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Ottoneum, Kassel

The Ottoneum at Kassel, Germany was the first modern theatre building in Germany and houses today a natural history museum. It was built by the order of Moritz von Hessen-Kassel who named it after his favorite son Otto. It was erected between 1603 and 1606 following plans of architect Wilhelm Vernukken. From 1690 on the building was used for storing art collections and natural elements.

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