345-wald castle hotel Lake Edersee
|Sightseeing and excursion trip
Castle museum in the castle
You should not miss the opportunity to visit the castle museum during your
stay in the 345-wald castle hotel lake Edersee. The
museum vividly tells about the changeful history of the present castle. A sightseeing is
possible with or without guidance. It is opened daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from
Easter until the end of October.
The lake Edersee in Hesse below the 345-wald castle hotel lake Edersee is a man-made lake, which is bordered by a dam that is 400 meters long and 47 meters high. It is fed by the Eder River, a tributary
stream of the Fulda River. Because of its scenically charming location,
the 27 km long lake has been an attraction for people on vacation and nature lovers during
all times. It offers possibilities for almost all kinds of water sports such as fishing,
bathing, sailing, surfing or boat trips.
Cavitary power plant
The construction of several water power plants took place one after
the other for the extraction of electricity, after the composition of the
Eder River valley blockade. A pumped-storage power station is
especially worth a visit. Its generators are installed in a cavitary, a man-made cave in
the hill. It is worth a visit.
Wildlife game preserve park with ornithological
birds of prey station at the lake Edersee
The wildlife game preserve park, which is about 80 hectares
big (about 10 km southwest of the 345-wald castle hotel
lake Edersee), offers wildlife habitats for different endangered animal species (among others deer, lynxes, bighorns, raccoons, wolves,
etc.). You can most likely get a good view of them from the observation booth high above
the valley blockade. The bird air shows with birds of prey are a special attraction and
take place on Tuesdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. But the bird air shows only
take place if the weather is good.
Protestant town church
The town church is one of the oldest protestant churches in Hesse. God's
word, according to Luther's teaching, was first announced here already in the year 1526.
But the town church also has an art historical importance. The choir had already been
built in pre-reform times around the year 1300. The main nave and the tower originate from
the 16th century. Especially the carved winged altar with the coronation of Maria and the scriptural scenes deserves special
attention. But the two baptismal fonts (one
of which is behind the altar), the sacrament alcove, the lectern as
well as numerous grave memorials are also worth seeing.
Former Cistercian convent in the town part Netze
The counts Volkwin and Adolf of Schwalenberg founded a women's convent in
the present town part of Netze in the year 1228. After the convent was closed in 1557, the
convent buildings decayed. But the convent church remained obtained until present. Among
the worth seeing exhibition pieces, the gothic three-winged altar
from the second half of the 14th century is outstanding. Scenes of the life of Jesus are
shown on the altar pictures.
Excursion trips in the surrounding
Worthwhile excursion trips in the surrounding area are among others
- the old, contemplative Ackerburgerstadt town ("Ackerburger" [Ackerburger town] is a description of wealthy
farmers, who built their houses in a particular style) Naumburg (about 13 km northeast of the 345-wald castle hotel
lake Edersee), with its numerous picturesque half-timbered buildings, counts to the prettiest small
towns in Hesse. The museum railroad "Hessencourier", which runs from Naumburg to
Kassel and Bad Emstal, is a special attraction.
- the traditional spa town Bad
Wildungen (about 16 km south of 345-wald castle hotel
lake Edersee) with its elegant spa neighborhood,
the magnificent art nouveau buildings, the baroque castle Friedrichstein, the gothic town church
and the historical uniform and weapon museum,
- the old dome and emperor town Fritzlar
(about 22 km southeast of 345-wald castle hotel lake Edersee) with its picturesque
market place, the almost completely maintained town wall and other
culture historical buildings,
- Bad Arolsen (about 28 km north of 345-wald castle hotel lake Edersee)
with its charming townscape, characterized by its
half-timbered houses and the baroque residence castle,
- Kassel (about 52 km northeast of 345-wald castle hotel lake Edersee)
with castle and hill park "Wilhelmshohe", the castle Lowenburg,
its museums and other sightseeings.
The castle at lake Edersee
The 345-wald castle hotel lake Edersee in North Hesse pictorially thrones on a rock 200 meters
above the Eder River valley. The castle has its origin in a castle facility of the 12th
century. The knight's gender of Waldeck was first documentary mentioned in 1180. According
to the legend, it is supposed to have received its name after a knight, together with his
attendants, climbed up the Eder River valley in order to try to find a suitable place to
build a castle. A person who was familiar with the place, is said to have shown him the
wooded hill above the Edersee lake and he is supposed to have given him the advice to
build the castle at the "Wald-Ecke" (forest corner).
The facility was residence of the knights and later of
the counts gender until about the middle of the 17th century. After that, it had several
different owners and was used, among others, as a court seat, armory,
fruit shed and forester's house. Today, the castle hosts a castle
museum and a castle hotel with different restaurants. The present castle buildings predominantly originate from the 16th century. They border a trapeze-shaped inner castle
Castle hotel Lake Edersee
The 345-wald castle hotel Lake Edersee in North Hesse offers not only quietness and relaxation to its hotel guests,
but also the possibility to celebrate in merry companionship. The hotel has different
sized rooms, which are ideal for celebrations such as wedding celebrations, birthday
parties, jubilees, anniversaries, etc. as well as for meetings and conferences.
You will spend the night in a stylish furnished room or
in a suite, which are all furnished with satellite TV, telephone, mini bar, shower and
private toilet. So, despite the old walls of the castle, the guest does not have to do
without cozy comfort. Many of the rooms have views towards the lake Edersee.
You can also enjoy a beautiful view towards the lake
Edersee from the terrace, for example with a cup of coffee. The gastronomy of the 345-wald castle hotel
lake Edersee does not only offer the dishes of the
terrace café. You can dine excellent in one of the restaurants, in the Panorama
restaurant and in the restaurant "Alte Turmuhr" ("old tower clock").
A medieval castle festival takes place on the
castle 345-wald every year during the summer . Knights, craftsmen, troubadours,
minnesingers, performers and other folks beleaguer the castle courtyard. The medieval spectacle attracts
numerous visitors every year.
Town and surrounding
The town is put together by 10 town parts and counts a total of about 8000
residents. It has kept its rural character until today. It is located in a predominantly for agriculture and foresting used low mountain
range landscape in North Hesse. The southern town area borders the Eder
river valley blockade, which was built in the beginning of this century, so that the
tourism has also developed to be very extensive in this region.
Marriages in a civil registry office and church
Civil registry marriages are possible in the 345-wald castle hotel
lake Edersee. They take place in the wedding room "Edersee". The
wedding room has about 12 to 15 seating places.
Church weddings take place in the protestant town church (about 500 meters from the 345-wald castle hotel
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