Landau between nature and culture
The Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau is quietly located in tranquil Landau and is the ideal location for exploring the surrounding natural landscapes and cultural heritage.
The Kellerwald-Edersee National Park is a wonderful destination for a day trip to enjoy nature or for a long walk. The beech forests and the remains of the forest there are a UNESCO world heritage site. A section of the 68-kilometer long Edersee “Urwaldsteig” is particularly lovely for a day trip, while the similarly long, mostly tarmac, car-free Edersee cycle path is ideal for cyclists. Both routes go around the Edersee and run over the dam wall. The route can also be shortened by taking an excursion boat or one of the two ferries in Asel and Rehbach.
Culture lovers can take a sightseeing tour through Kassel. Prepare to marvel here at the world cultural heritage site “Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe” and the “Schloss Wilhelmshöhe” there where the lovely "Galerie Alte Meister” is housed. The Fridericianum, which is the focus of the documenta every five years, exhibits contemporary art and various exhibitions.
Kellerwald national park
Impressive beeches, mighty oaks, ancient limes and stately maples, including small maiden pinks and 500 other ferns and flower species - a splendour that has helped parts of the Kellerwald-Edersee national park to be given the title of a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore it on foot along the 156-kilometre long “Kellerwaldsteig” or experience it from the top on a walk across the “TreeTopWalk”, the treetop path in Rehbach.
Between fairy-tale art and bathing lakes
Landau is surrounded by various landscapes. Take a trip on the “Diemelsee” or rent bikes and ride to the “Twistestausee”. As well as the beaches and attractive water sports, Golf Club Bad Arolsen also awaits you here. The German Fairy Tale Route passes nearby. Other sites can be quickly reached from the Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau, such as the Bergfreiheit Snow White village at Bad Wildungen, Waldeck, Gudensberg and Wolfhagen, and they provide an insight into the diversity of German fairy tale art.
Kassel is also located on the Fairy Tale Route and awaits you with a special highlight: visit the “GRIMMWELT Kassel” here. The new museum presents exhibitions on the work and life of the Brothers Grimm, who became world famous through their collection of fairy tales and, with their dictionary, laid the foundations for the largest dictionary of the German language.
Immerse yourself in the world of fairy tales or learn amazing things about the German language. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm lived in Kassel for a long time, and the GRIMMWELT Kassel todays presents extensive exhibitions on the life and work of the two brothers. The children's and household tales, the German dictionary as well as the works of the politically active brothers are presented to visitors in 25 areas using interactive presentations and themed rooms.
Places of interest near the Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau
Baroque in its purest form: Arolsen Castle
The Palace of Versailles was model for the Arolsen Castle. The magnificent baroque complex is surrounded by an extensive garden with an orangery and a riding school. The magnificent living rooms and ballrooms in the castle should be considered as part of a guided tour. You can travel here from the Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau in around ten minutes by car.» Continue to Location & surroundings
Sport and recreation at the Edersee
As a popular local recreation area, the Edersee is an inviting location for walks and bike rides. The number of swimming spots is as large as the offerings for sailing and windsurfing schools, boat rentals as well as cafés and restaurants. A boat trip is a wonderful experience. You can travel here from the Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau in around half an hour by car.
Unique variety at “Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe”
“Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe” in Kassel provides a fascinating mixture of English, Italian and French horticulture, its romantic buildings as well as the Hercules statue and the fountains. The complex around Wilhelmshöhe Castle is a world heritage site. You can travel here from the Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau in approximately 30 minutes by car.
The “Kugelsburg” as a landmark of Volkmarsen
The “Kugelsburg” in Volkmarsen is a castle ruin with an almost fully preserved tower and keep. Large parts of the ring wall, the “Hexenkeller” and parts of the great hall are also still in place. Air shows with eagles and falcons are displayed here at the weekend. You can travel to the “Kugelsburg” from the Hotel Brunnenhaus Schloss Landau in 15 minutes by car.» Continue to Location & surroundings