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      Welcome to Hessen

      Whether you're seeking quaint half-timbered villages, vibrant international cities or wide open natural landscapes on your holiday, Hessen has a huge variety of destinations to choose from. Explore the castles and forests that inspired legends and fairy tales, visit a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites or wander around world class art collections at modern museums. Hike through peaceful valleys, cycle through rolling vineyards or hang-glide over volcanic rocks; amble around farmers markets or shop till you drop at high end boutiques. Soak at a thermal spa, have a glass of local wine in a rustic tavern or finish your trip with a Michelin-starred meal. Visit Hessen: there's something here for everyone.

      10 Regions

      Hessen is made up of 10 regions that offer fascinating contrasts, cultural richness and tradition. Nature and city are so close together that the city experience can easily be combined with being out and about in the woods.

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      Lake Diemel Nature Park

      The Naturpark Diemelsee offers diverse, stunning nature and a range of leisure activities. Have fun with your family while …

      Hiking on the Volcano

      The volcanoes in the Vogelsberg region of Central Hessen may have become extinct some 15 million years ago, but they’re more …

      Hessen’s Special Experiences

      … in the great outdoors, wander through Hessen’s idyllic landscapes by moonlight, admire the stars from the most stunning spots, or spot local animals in their natural habitat: Hessen’s regions have …

      Hiking in the Rheingau

      Hike through the vineyards of the stunning Rheingau wine region. At 320m long, the Rhine Hiking Trail (Rheinsteig) is one of Germany’s best-known long-distance hiking trails. Beginning in Hessen’s …

      Hessen's Farmers Markets

      Visiting Hessen's farmers markets is a great way to explore its regional culinary offerings and experience life like a local.