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Art and culture

Castles and palaces

Explore majestic castles in our region - a journey through time in history and architecture and an adventure for young and old!



Fascinating small museums, like the City Museum - immerse yourself in local culture and history.



Half-timbered houses, city wall and old town

Experience the charm of Nordhessen: half-timbered romance, medieval city walls and charming old towns are waiting to be discovered!



Emerging art

Art is alive and versatile. Let yourself be inspired by fairy tales and modernity.




Did you know?

200  years

Germany's oldest painters' colony

The Willingshausen painters' colony in the heart of Rotkäppchenland is considered to be the oldest painters' colony in Germany. It was co-founded by Ludwig-Emil Grimm, the younger brother of the fairytale collectors.

1000  years

Germany's oldest bell

In the bell tower next to the abbey ruins in Bad Hersfeld, Germany's oldest bell from the year 1038 rings out today - almost 1000 years later. The abbey ruins themselves are the oldest Romanesque church ruins north of the Alps.

Art - for free and outside

A good combination: hiking and art! Explore the outdoor exhibitions of our region:

Art Trail Battenberg