© Reiner Ohlsen

Culture and history

In addition to experiencing nature and relaxation, many places in the nature park also offer an insight into the nature cultural and historical past of the region.
We present a small selection of these places here. You can obtain further information directly from the municipalities.

Also some of ours Guided Tours are about history and culture.

Fritzlar Wedding House Museum

The newly renovated Fritzlar Museum shows objects from 1300 years of city history. Prepared in a contemporary manner, the museum provides information, makes current references and is a learning place that is fun.

The 3D simulation of an approximately 5.500-year-old burial chamber brings history to life. At modern media stations, contemporary witnesses report on the recent past. Younger guests can wear items from yesteryear or try out old writing using goose quills and ink.

As one of the oldest buildings in Fritzlar, the 450-year-old wedding house itself tells many stories - a worthwhile destination for the whole family.


© Stadtmarketing Fritzlar
© Stadtmarketing Fritzlar

St. Peter's Cathedral and Cathedral Museum in Fritzlar

St. Peter's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Romanesque-Gothic churches in Hesse. Inside, a wide variety of architectural styles from the centuries come together in a successful composition. Particularly worth seeing are the crypts with the grave of Saint Wigbert, the cathedral library as well as the cloister and the monastery building with the cathedral museum and cathedral treasure.


Historic market square Fritzlar

In the heart of Fritzlar's old town lies the historic market square with its beautiful half-timbered ensemble and the Rolandsbrunnen. This is where social life takes place. Numerous cafés and restaurants invite you to linger and enjoy, and an almost traffic-free old town offers visitors a special shopping atmosphere with its very inviting shops and boutiques. One of the city's oldest half-timbered houses, the Gildehaus, stands on the Fritzlar market square.


© Johannes Delange
© Freunde des Klosters Haina e.V.

Haina monastery church

One of the best-preserved Cistercian monasteries in Germany is located here.

During a tour of the monastery grounds and through the monastery complex or during the regular tours by the “Friends of the Haina Monastery eV” association, the monastery era and its historical development become clear.


  • Haina monastery church
    35114 Haina (monastery)

Living Museum Odershausen

In a restored farm, traditional agricultural working methods and old crafts from earlier times are presented.

A variety of machines, equipment, everyday items and tools from agriculture and village life can be viewed.

Many activities are shown, the products of which can then be eaten directly on site.


© Lebendiges Museum Odershausen

Local history museum in Allendorf/Hardtberg

In six themed rooms, guests get an insight into life back then.


Hülsenbeck Museum

Writer and psychoanalyst Richard Hülsenbeck, world-famous co-founder of Dadaism, was born in Frankenau in 1892.

In three rooms, information is provided about Hülsenbeck's life and impact and his significance for the development of Dadaism.

The collection can be viewed by prior appointment by telephone.


Louisendorf school barn

The school barn in the Huguenot village of Louisendorf, built from field stones in the French architectural style at the beginning of the 18th century, is another important attraction in the city of Frankenau.

A barn restored by citizens now functions as a local history museum and as a wedding room for the Frankenberg (Eder) registry office.


  • School barn interest group
    35110 Frankenau-Louisendorf

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