Premium hiking in Hessen

Hotel Sonneck is located on the northern edge of the 80,000-hectare Naturpark Knüll. Here you will find beautiful premium hiking trails. One of these hiking trails starts directly at the hotel. It is the Fabelweg Hutewald.

Where forest farmers used to herd their cattle, grazing with wild horses now ensures that the natural landscape is preserved. 300-year-old beech trees with expansive treetops offer a bizarre sight. Look forward to a special kind of nature experience and enjoy the peace and quiet.


Hiking and cycling in Nordhessen

Other premium hiking trails near the hotel in Rengshausen are Rommelsberg and Lochbachpfad. Those who prefer to explore the region by bike can use the numerous cycle paths in Rotkäppchenland. You can find selected tour tips here. The perfect end to a successful tour - Vespern at Hotel Sonneck.

Cities at GrimmHeimat Nordhessen

Kassel, half an hour from Hotel Sonneck, is ideal for a day trip. Visit the landmark of Kassel. The Hercules monument towers 530 meters above the rooftops of the city. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, the largest mountain park in Europe. The highlight in summer? The trick fountains

Worth a visit – the Grimmwelt Kassel. Background: the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm originated in Nordhessen. In the permanent exhibition at Grimmwelt, you can find out more about life of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The Grimmwelt is interactive, artistic and valuable for all ages.


Historic half-timbered towns

Half-timbered buildings still characterise the image of small towns and villages in Nordhessen today. The special architectural style is symbolised by wood, clay, carvings and decorative elements. The traditional craftsmanship makes a great backdrop for a stroll through the town. Fritzlar, Homberg (Efze), Melsungen, Rotenburg an der Fulda or Bad Hersfeld are ideal excursion destinations. You will gain an insight into the impressive architecture, history and life in the Middle Ages.

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Further sights and excursion tips

Knüll Wildlife Park is located near Homberg (Efze). 450 animals from 40 species – well worth a visit. Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land is also beautiful. A highlight in spring is the cherry blossom in Witzenhausen. An idea for a day trip from Hotel Sonneck is the neighbouring National Park Kellerwald-Edersee. One of the largest beech forest areas in Germany is located around the famous reservoir. 

Further information about our region and current events can be found on the website of the Rotkäppchenland tourist information office. You will find a large selection of flyers and brochures about excursion tips and sights in Nordhessen in our hotel.

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