Palaces & castles
Once, this was the place where princes and princesses used to dance, nowadays, the palaces and castles in Northern Hesse invite you to experience, recreate and relax.
In this magical landscape, the fairy tale country of the Grimm Brothers, fairies and magicians, brave knights and beautiful princesses come alive again – waiting for you to discover them …
The illuminated, deepest castle well (150 m) in Germany, cut out of basalt rock and completely brick-lined; a medieval castle herb garden in historic style, historic rose wedding with rose garden; venue for diverse cultural events.
For hundreds of years, Krukenburg Castle has been a centre of secular, as well as clerical power.
The Löwenburg (“Lion’s castle”), located picturesquely in the Bergpark (“mountain park”) Wilhelmshöhe, presents itself as a romantic knight’s castle from the Middle Ages.
Towering above the Diemel River valley, Trendelburg Castle is located on a steeply rising mountain spur.
Wilhelm IX ordered the erection of Wilhelmshöhe Palace at the site of a former hunting lodge of landgrave Moritz. The classicistic summer residence of Wilhelmshöhe Palace became one of the last major buildings of the age of absolutism.
Wilhelmsthal Palace near Calden is considered to be one of the most beautiful rococo palaces in Germany.
Experience one of the most impressive castle ruins in Northern Hesse!