Bordering with Lower Saxony and Thuringia in the very north of Hesse sits the Werra-Meißner-Kreis. With both great valleys and tall basalt mountains, this is a very scenic area to while away days at a time.
Towns & Villages in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis
Feel free to explore the rich Nature Park Meißner-Kaufunger Wald on the high ridge crossing the region. You may also like to discover the large standing stones at Reichenbach — these dolomite giants are thought to be a prehistoric place of worship.
Witzenhausen has some amazing old buildings and is famous for its cherries; and the district capital, Eschwege, also has a fine Altstadt. In addition it has a clock tower where the Dietermann (the town’s symbol) comes out of the tower and blows his horn every hour!
And for those “seen it” travelers, here are two important places to visit. First the town of Bad Sooden-Allendorf — which is apparently the geographical center of Germany. Then travel on the A4 motorway through Herlshausen to find an old border checkpoint between West and East Germany.