Etappe 1: Von Frankenau nach Fürstenberg – Kellerwaldsteig
Anette planned a hike.
February 7, 2021
Your first stage on the beautiful Kellerwaldsteig starts in Frankenau and is a good 20 kilometers long. It challenges you with a few short but steep climbs, but rewards you with wonderful views.The picturesque little town of Frankenau is known as the gateway to the Kellerwald National Park. It is believed that it was founded as an agricultural town at the beginning of the 6th century. Today Frankenau is one of the holiday centers in the district and a recognized resort.You leave Frankenau in a north-westerly direction and soon meet the Lengelbach. Through the romantic Lengelbachtal, you first pass the Lengelmühle and the Bärenmühle and then the Huhnsmühle. Before the stream flows into the Eder, you climb to the late medieval Hessenstein Castle. The first youth hostel in Hesse was set up here in 1922. It is still a youth castle and educational establishment and therefore not open to the public. But the location is great and makes up for the climb. The further path leads you very close to the next hilltop castle, the Keseburg. Even if it is only a ruin today, you can still see how imposing it must have been.At Ederbringhausen you cross the Eder and now follow the beautiful Orke valley to Reckenberg Castle. In the first mention of Reckenberg in 1350, there was talk of a moated castle. What remains are the two round corner towers that flank today's manor house. Behind it are the farm buildings and the manager's house of an estate that operates the entire facility.It's not far to Fürstenberg, your destination for today, and you can end the beautiful day of hiking in this pleasant place.
March 12, 2021