Formerly bordering the famous Fulda Monastery in the 9th century, there’s not so much to see within Petersberg itself — it’s just that is location makes it perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside.
That’s really not to say that you won’t find anything worth seeing here, because that’s definitely not the case.
The best of Petersberg is the Nature Park Hessian Rhön. This large nature park encompasses not only Hesse, but also Thuringia and Bavaria. You’ll find all kinds of lakes, moor- and grasslands and the Milseburg Tunnel, which is a great walking and cycling track running right through the mountainside.
If golfing is your thing, there’s an 18-hole golf course in nearby Hofbieber.
Besides the usual swimming pool that can be found in just about every town in Germany, Petersberg has a unique Wassertretbecken, an outdoor water step for some great hydrotherapy to get the blood pumping in the legs.
Walking around Petersberg will also get the blood pumping so take a walk over to the Parish Church Antonius. Johannes Kirsch, a former resident of Petersberg, created some spectacular artwork at the church. Also be sure to see the Parish Church Peter whose original foundations date back to 836 A.D.
For some other historical sites check out the Active Museum, a museum dedicated to the old rural customs of the region. Customs of the aristocracy might have been a bit different and you’ll learn more when you visit Schloss Bieberstein. Built high atop the mountainside, the castle was originally a 13th century design, but redone in an ornate Baroque style in 1710.
Schloss Bieberstein has been used for various purposes through the years — once as a hospital during the war –, and it’s now a boarding school. Everyone should be so lucky to go to school in such beautiful surroundings.
Nevertheless, visitors to this enclave can rejuvenate their bodies and spirits through hydrotherapy, long walks, and bicycle rides — with a picturesque mountainside as eye-candy.
Told you, there were things worth seeing here! ;-)