On the confluence of the Fulda River and the Werra River where they become the Weser is the absolutely beautiful and historic Hannoversch Münden, officially known as Hann. Münden. The name is shortened to avoid confusion with other similarly named towns and cities — but the locals call it simply “Münden.” And they have a right to be proud of this place.
The town center has been left virtually untouched by the modern era — and you will find tiny streets crammed full of around 700 half-timbered medieval houses. They lean over the thin cobbled streets encasing you in history with every step.
Hann. Münden also has the Old Werrabrücke, one of the oldest stone bridges in the country and you certainly need it with all these great rivers winding around the place. The locals even call themselves the Three River City (Drei-Flüsse-Stadt) as they are surrounded by the above three rivers and fast-rushing waters with only steep valley sides keeping them under control.
The impressive red gothic Frontier House, and old garrison, is now part residential and park business park — but the Police Academy that funded it are still in town. You will find many details and images on the buildings relating to it enforcement past.
However, this isn’t the main attraction. You will soon be distracted by yet another great photo opportunity of cute teetering houses as you turn another corner. And there are a lot of corners here!
To appreciate the beautiful location of this pretty little city, you only need to step on higher ground. You will find yourself completely surrounded by woodland and fields as you are in the heart of the Hann. Münden nature park with the mountains of Weserbergland to one side and the East Hessian Mountains to the other.
By the way, the great explorer Alexander von Humboldt apparently declared Hannoversch Münden as “one of the 7 most beautifully located cities of the world!” When you get here, you will no doubt see why… ;-)