You don't see what kind of trees every day. Must see!
February 8, 2021
Circular hiking trail for everyone with many viewpoints
December 25, 2019
very old giant trees from America, very worth seeing.
October 30, 2017
Worth seeing old and impressive giant trees
May 8, 2020
Mysterious place with extraordinary trees! Somewhat natural hiking trail.
November 22, 2020
An ideal appetizer for hiking tours. The Niester Riesen natural monument, a group of sequoias, gave it its name. Varied tour forest and open fields with great views.
December 9, 2019
Beautiful hiking trail with cultural delicacies
August 12, 2021
A rarity in Northern Europe - go there, touch, smell and enjoy
October 17, 2021
Gigantic, these trees 🌳🌲.
Hopefully, withstand the bark beetle and storms 🌳🌲🥾
May 1, 2022
For the Niester giants, the giant legend of the two castles Sichelnstein and Sensenstein is spun on. Burg Sensenstein, which prevented Otto the Quaden from invading Hesse, was a thorn in his side. In his anger he made a pact with the devil. In exchange for his soul, the devil threw a huge stone at the Scythe Stone. But he was protected by God and the stone fell into the Niestetal. The devil flew away, but Otto did not give up and made a pact with the giants. At night they should sneak to the scythe stone and smash it. However, the forest around the castle was protected by a ghost and his dwarves and elves. They confronted the giants, but when they attacked anyway, the spirit froze them and grew into mighty trees.
The real story, however, is a bit less spectacular. The Niester Riesen is a test area from 1887. At that time, the Kaufunger Forest forestry office planted various exotic species on behalf of Prussia in order to investigate the growth and wood quality of exotic tree species.
The Niester giants are actually a scenic highlight, as they are in the middle of the normal forest and the site with the redwoods, Douglas firs and more clearly stands out. The small (yet somehow large) arboretum is enhanced by information boards.
October 5, 2022
The predominantly pathed Premiumweg P11 takes you through forest and fields around the Gerholdsberg, the Mühlenberg and the Windhausen estate.
Very close to the hiking car park of the same name is the Niester Riesen natural monument with its giant trees from North America.
The path continues past medieval mining pits and burial mounds from the Bronze Age and offers you wonderful views of the Kassel basin and the Söhre.
In the former English landscape park of the Windhausen estate, information boards on all the remains of the garden architecture buildings (monkey monument, mausoleum, devil's bridge, etc.) once conceived by Martin Ernst von Schlieffen (1732-1825) vividly present the history.
October 19, 2022
The Fairytale Land Trail is a 440.2 km long circular and long-distance hiking trail opened on September 17, 2000 in northern Hesse, southern Lower Saxony and eastern Westphalia, which runs in the Reinhardswald, Solling, Kaufunger Wald, in the Söhre and in the Habichtswalder Bergland, among other places. It connects 26 towns and communities in the district of Kassel, the city of Kassel and the medium-sized town of Hann in southern Lower Saxony. mouths.
His walking sign is a characteristic white M with a dangling lower left.
Its route network was developed by the Hessian-Waldeckisches Berg- und Heimatverein (HWGHV) and association for regional development in the district of Kassel.
You can find out more about the variety of fairy tales and legends of the Brothers Grimm from information boards along the way, to which information about local events has also been contributed by local history associations.
You can also learn about plays, fairytale foods, fairytale characters, a fairytale pottery workshop, where Puss in Boots was at home and Rapunzel let her hair down, you can find the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Sababurg, sculptures and the Brothers Grimm Museum in Kassel and you can get information about the battle at Lutterberg and Battle of Wilhelmsthal.
October 19, 2022
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