12 days in Hesse Itinerary

12 days in Hesse Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hesse travel planner

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Kassel
— 1 day
Train
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Fulda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wetzlar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ruedesheim am Rhein
— 5 nights
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Kassel

— 1 day

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lowenburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Wilhelmshohe, and then walk around Staatspark Karlsaue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kassel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Frankfurt to Kassel is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Kassel sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Fulda.

Things to do in Kassel

Historic Sites · Parks
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Fulda

— 2 nights
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . On the 16th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Stadtschloss City Palace Fulda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stiftsruine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fulda Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wasserkuppe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Michaelskirche, and then step into the grandiose world of Schlossgarten Fulda.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fulda day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Kassel to Fulda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wetzlar.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Wetzlar

— 4 nights
The city of Wetzlar, located in the state of Hesse, Germany, is a former Free imperial city that owed much of its fame to being the seat of the Imperial Supreme Court of the Holy Roman Empire. Tourist Information has been added to your itinerary. St. Elizabeth Kirche and Wetzlar Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Basaltpark Wanderweg and Wildpark. Explore Wetzlar's surroundings by going to Emser Therme (in Bad Ems), Basilica of St. Castor (in Koblenz) and Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum (in Marburg). There's much more to do: stop by Historische Altstadt Wetzlar, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Braunfels, and see the interesting displays at Mathematikum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wetzlar driving holiday website.

Drive from Fulda to Wetzlar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Ruedesheim am Rhein.

Things to do in Wetzlar

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Ruedesheim am Rhein

— 5 nights
An ancient riverside town with origins in the Celtic settlement of Europe, Ruedesheim am Rhein maintains its long-standing traditions with a local wine industry.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard and City Wall and Fortifications Andernach. Take a break from the city and head to Rhine Valley and Mittelrhein Klettersteig. Venture out of the city with trips to Koblenz (Liebfrauenkirche, Kurfurstliches Schloss, &more), Church of St. Severus (in Boppard) and Fachwerkhauser (in Spay).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ruedesheim am Rhein online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Wetzlar to Ruedesheim am Rhein takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ruedesheim am Rhein

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hesse travel guide

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Though relatively small in size, Hesse is not only rich in tradition, culture, and art, but also in numerous modern tourist attractions. This is one of the country's most prosperous regions. It includes the city of Frankfurt, a global financial powerhouse renowned for its futuristic skyline. The region is known for its outstanding public transportation, high quality of life, leafy parks, and lively nightlife. The city streets are lined with small cafes, innovative museums, bustling beer halls, and an array of other places to visit while in town. Hesse also contains huge green areas interspersed with lush river valleys and pristine national parks. Its quiet countryside surrounds hillside villages and medieval towns. Be sure to indulge in some of the local specialties while on your holiday: outstanding white wines, apple ciders, and a wide range of award-winning cheeses.