Popular Accommodations in Hesse
- Views and sights on the Taunus
- mountain and winter sports offers in the Westerwald
- city stroll through Frankfurt am Main
- fairytale road of the Brothers Grimm
- UNESCO World Heritage sites fossil camp Messel Mine and Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes
- apple wine and Frankfurt sausages
- paddling on the rivers of the country
Most popular in Hesse
Prices and availability
Vacation rentals in Hessen
The federal state of Hesse has beautiful cities, beautiful lakes, deep forests and high mountains to offer you, in the vicinity of which you will certainly find the right holiday apartment. Vacation rentals are not only available in rural areas, but also in large cities such as Frankfurt am Main. For a beach holiday, an apartment near the Edersee lake or the Schultheis pond is highly recommended, where you can really relax on the beaches.Pay attention to the special equipment of the holiday accommodations
Depending on whether you are looking for a cultural or nature holiday, there is a suitable accommodation for every taste. The apartments in the cities offer you the advantage that you will soon reach the most beautiful buildings and the most interesting museums. Families with children will definitely feel at home in a vacation rental with garden, pool and playground. By the way, there are also some apartments where you can bring your dog.
Holidays in Hessen
Location and orientation
Hessen is one of the economically strongest states in Germany. It borders on the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg. The state capital is Wiesbaden. The city with the largest population is the economic and financial centre of Frankfurt am Main.Get an overview of the landscape of the holiday region
Hessen's landscape is characterised by low mountain ranges up to 950 metres high and picturesque river valleys. In the north of the country you will find the Rheinische Schiefergebirge, the Taunus, Westerwald and the Gießen-Koblenzer Lahntal. The Thuringian basin is in the east and the southwest German Schichtstufenland is in the south. In addition to settlement, transport and agricultural areas, 42 percent of Hessen's territory consists of wooded areas, making it one of the most densely wooded federal states in Germany.
Travelers and Activities
Hessen has a well-developed network of cycle paths with many routes to offer. For this reason, the federal state is exactly the right holiday destination for people who like to spend their holidays actively. On the way you will reach idyllic river valleys, straight routes for pleasure cyclists and optionally also challenging paths over the low mountain ranges of the country. Popular regions for cycling are the Lahn Valley, the Odenwald, the Taunaus and the Spessart.Wonderful activities for water rats
The wide river landscape of Hesse offers you numerous opportunities for paddling and And canoeing. Especially downstream on the Fulda, the Lahn or the Werra, overcoming numerous kilometres becomes a real pleasure. On the way you get incomparably beautiful insights into an untouched natural landscape.
There are five variants of the Hessian dialect: the Lower Hessian, the Central Hessian, the East Hessian, the South Hessian and the so-called New Hessian.
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This sublime piece of land is part of the Rhenish Slate Mountains. Here you will find one of the highest peaks in the federal state, the Großen Feldberg, which is about 880 metres high. In addition to the beautiful nature, the attractiveness of the Taunus lies in its buildings, events and geological sights.2. Experience adventure in the Westerwald
It is one of several low mountain ranges in Hessen. The forest is not neglected here, but mountains like the 660 meter high Fuchskaute provide some variety. If you want to hike, you'll find the right place here. There are also offers for extreme sports, mountain sports and winter sports. Visitors can also do good in the popular health resorts.3. Admire the skyline in Frankfurt am Main
Hesse's largest city is known throughout Germany for its breathtaking skyline. Mainhattan" has already established itself as Frankfurt's nickname. No wonder, when individual skyscrapers are among the highest in Europe! Frankfurt also has a lot to offer with culture, shopping streets, clubs and historic buildings, such as the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, probably the best-known German.4. Experience the magic of the fairy tale road
The Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales are known to many people - even outside Germany. They have lived and written in the Hessian city of Kassel and their legacy is kept alive on the fairytale road that crosses the state. Look forward to theatre, legends, castles and more!5th UNESCO World Heritage Site
Several of the same important sites can be found here. These include the five old beech forests of Germany. Also worth seeing are the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes, an ancient Roman border wall, and the fossil deposit Grube Messel.
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If you are particularly fascinated by the half-timbered architectural style of times long gone, Hessen offers you many opportunities to visit such beautiful buildings. Particularly worth seeing is the specialist workshop in the Werratal called Eschwege. You will also find the old half-timbered residential town of Dreieich in Frankfurt's bacon belt. Other half-timbered towns include Alsfeld, Idstein, Nidda, Schlitz and Rauschenberg.Try culinary specialities from Hesse
The typical side dish in Hessen is potatoes, which are often served with fish and meat. But don't forget to try the nationally known dishes such as Frankfurter Würstchen, Ahle Wurst, Grüne Sauce, Handkäs mit Musik and Frankfurter Bethmännchen. By the way, a popular drink of the federal state Hessen is the refreshing apple wine, the ingredients of which are produced in the region.