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Excursion destinations

Edersee passenger boat trip
During the season, the Edersee passenger boat service offers scheduled round trips on Lake Edersee. The boats travel between the Sperrmauer, Waldeck, Scheid peninsula, Bringhausen, Asel and Herzhausen. The passenger boats can be heated and are disabled-friendly. There are no steps to get on and off the boat at all landing stages. More information is available at the hotel reception and on the Internet at:

Summer toboggan run with Eurobungee and adventure golf
The summer toboggan run on Lake Edersee is just a few hundred meters from our hotel. There are other attractions in the lovingly designed park: Quad biking, climbing, bungee, the nautic jet, giant motor swing, pedal boating and mini golf. This small leisure park with castle is open from the Easter vacations until the end of October. More information on opening times at the hotel reception and at:

City of Waldeck
Waldeck is a picturesque little town and a recognized climatic health resort in the northern Hessian district of Waldeck-Frankenberg. Waldeck is known nationwide for its location on Lake Edersee and for the impressive Waldeck Castle on a hill high above the town – easily accessible by gondola on the Waldeck cable car. From the castle grounds you have a fantastic view over the Edersee. There is a museum in the castle.

Waldeck Castle and Castle Museum
Today, a hotel and castle museum can be found behind the historic walls of the former castle of the Lords of Waldeck. The castle is situated on a 120-metre-high hill, dates back to the 11th century and is a landmark of the region that can be seen from afar. From the top, you have a magnificent view of the surrounding forests, the Kellerwald and Lake Edersee. The castle museum displays exhibits from the Middle Ages and takes visitors back to a dark and spooky past.

Treetop walk
High above the forest floor and through the highest treetops of proud giant trees, the spectacular treetop walk at Lake Edersee – built on the Eschelberg in the immediate vicinity of the wildlife park. This unusual change of perspective, away from the ground and up into the uppermost levels of vegetation, gives you a completely different perception of nature – as if you were a part or even an inhabitant of this forest. The TreeTopWalk complies with strict nature conservation regulations and offers visitors a leisure experience close to nature. More information is available at the hotel reception and on the Internet at

Wildlife park
The Edersee Wildlife Park was opened in 1970 and is an 80-hectare wildlife park on Lake Edersee. In addition to various animal enclosures, a large open-air enclosure, a petting zoo with goats and pot-bellied pigs, there is also a bird of prey station and a small playground with climbing equipment. In the park grounds, an approximately 2.5 km long circular trail with several side paths leads along the enclosures. There you will encounter animal species such as wolf, lynx and bison. Red deer, fallow deer and mouflon even roam completely free in the wildlife park. The animals can be easily observed from several viewing platforms. In some places, there are boards with information about the species, origin, reproduction and birth dates of the animals. Dogs are not allowed in the park. More information is available at the hotel reception and at:

Cavern power plant
The Waldeck pumped storage power plant consists of two pumped storage power plants, the two upper reservoirs Waldeck I and Waldeck II, as well as two open-air switching stations, which are located in the Kellerwald forest on Lake Affoldern near the Edertal district of Hemfurth-Edersee. They were built to generate electricity via pressure pipes and turbines with the help of the steep gradient. A turbine hall required for this was built in a cave in the mountain, which is why it is referred to as a cavern power station. The cavern is 106 m long, 54 m high and 33 m wide. More information is available at the hotel reception and at:

Climbing park
The Edersee climbing park is the perfect excursion destination for the whole family. Several courses with different levels of difficulty and heights provide a special experience for both adults and children. No special physical requirements are necessary for participation; normal health is completely sufficient. More information is available at the hotel reception or at:

Corn maze
The corn maze at Lake Edersee is an ecologically degradable leisure activity – open from July to October. An attractive leisure activity and a unique experience for the whole family. More information on opening times at the hotel reception and at:

Old cathedral city of Fritzlar
Fritzlar is a small town and an economic center in the Schwalm-Eder district. The origins of the town go back to the founding of a church and monastery by Boniface. St. Peter’s Cathedral in Fritzlar is one of the most historically significant monuments in the region. Its predominantly Romanesque structure dates back to a building begun in 1085/90, which was largely renovated in the late Romanesque period. Until the 19th century, a large number of further construction measures followed, which determine the harmonious appearance of the cathedral today. (Source: Wikipedia)

Hercules is a copper statue of the Greek demigod Heracles in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. The statue is located at the top of a pyramid, which stands on the octagon, the giant castle. Since 1717, Kassel’s landmark has been enthroned on the summit of the Karlsberg, 530 meters above the city. The structure forms the crowning glory of the 1.5-kilometer-long cascade complex.

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is unique in the world. It is considered Europe’s largest mountain park and is famous for its unique wealth of trees and plants, the museums and sights and, of course, Hercules and the water arts. On June 23, 2013, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and its water features were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.