Earlier in the week I was spending time north of Kassel, but I’m extending it just south of it in the town of Söhrewald. Oh I’m not complaining, I kinda like it here — and for a whole bunch of reasons.
Those reasons would be all the wonderful half-timbered houses scattered throughout town. And I’ve seen them during the full bloom of summer, as well as when they’re covered with snow. Truth be told, these romantic looking buildings are Old World charming in any season — and it’s hard to pick any particular favorite. But, you know I’m gonna try, right? ;-)
Söhrewald — Top Areas Of Interest
Let’s see… maybe it’s the Lutheran Parish Church (located at An der Kirche 2), built just about 300 years ago. The Old Forest House is a good one; that one being constructed in 1745. Maybe the best is the Obermühle (Upper Mill)? Ahh, too hard to choose.
Do yourself a favor, as you’re wandering around Söhrewald, be sure you to closely look around. Otherwise you’ll be missing out on seeing things like a wind farm and a Gothic church in the village of Wattenbach. Ooh, plus you’re not all that far from the Cemetery Vollmarshausen — which is really cool since it has Bronze and Iron Age tombs dating back to around 1000 B.C.
Yeah, that’s seriously old, right?
But, not being the type to live by history alone — I’m happy to say Söhrewald has some wonderful themed hiking trails. The Eder-Gelsterweg comes through, plus there’s the Kassel-Steig, the Märchenlandweg, and/or “Section 1” of the Grimmsteig. This last one is all about the Brothers Grimm — pretty awesome, wouldn’t you say?
If you want to hike the beat of your own drummer, no themed trails are necessary if all you want is to spend some alone time in the Kaufunger Forest. Or, you could always join the crowds at one of Söhrewald’s cultural events.
The Summer Festival is a great idea. No, make that two great ideas since there’s one in July, followed by another in August. And let’s not forget about the Christmas Bazaar, or such happenings as like Whisky tasting events.
Whoo, if that’s not a way to keep oneself warm on a snowy day. And it sure isn’t the only reason I like the place. ;-)