Haiger isn’t a top tourist destination, but those who find themselves in this town won’t be disappointed.
The first stop on the itinerary should be the Heimatmuseum, which gives you a chance to discover the local history and culture of the town. This museum is in a half-timbered house that dates back to the early 18th century.
The second museum to visit is the Linen Museum or Leinenmuseum in the Seelbach district. There aren’t that many museums dedicated to cloth in Hesse, and this one is interesting. You’ll learn how linen are made and what they can be used for.
Don’t think this warrants a trip? Well, maybe an exhibit on lace will change your mind! ;-)
A church that is over 1000 years old should be a pretty interesting site to see. Unfortunately, the Protestant Church in Haiger was rebuilt several times since its original date and isn’t quite that old. What is interesting in this site are the fresco paintings inside. These paintings were redone in 1723 after a fire in the church destroyed the original frescoes from the 16th century.
There are several different festivals during the year. Come to Haiger during the Old Town Festival, the Pentecost Market, The Christmas Market or in October when they hold the Lukas Market. Once you have had a look around the Old Town and have seen some of the half timbered houses you can get out and see what tourists really come for — the nature.
There are seven different marked paths, each of a different length, that you can take. These paths go from the Marketplace in all four directions of the city. Some of these paths have quite a climb, so make sure to wear sturdy shoes, take enough water and bring your camera to snap shots of the scenery.
Maybe these short paths aren’t enough to quench your thirst for nature. If that’s the case, you might be more satisfied with the Rothaarsteig, which is a 154 kilometers long path of hiking and walking through the stunning Rothaargebirge. Here you can see views that could be on postcards, go hours without bumping into another soul and learn something at the stations that are set up to educate tourists.