North Hesse’s nature compares to no other. Once you have discovered its joys, you will never need an exotic destination again. Walking through the forests is pure magic. This is where you will find Sababurg Castle, for example, the very castle which was the inspiration for the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty – and needless to say, the fairy-tale walking trail goes right past it. If you don’t feel like walking too much, we recommend a ride on a carriage, starting from our forest hotel Elfbuchen and going through the Habichtswald Nature Park. This is perhaps the most pleasant way to experience the wonderful features of the North Hessian countryside, a countryside which is characterised by beautiful mixed woodland, mountains, valleys and meadows. And around Kassel you will find the Langen Berge hill range and the forests Habichtswald, Reinhardswald and the Kaufunger Wald – so the ideal place for an active holiday. In addition to you going on long walks, we would advise you to bring hiking shoes with you. And as far as cycling is concerned, the setting is truly stunning. With an e-bike you can effortlessly explore the notorious Kasseler Berge route and enjoy the most spectacular views. If you want to get some real exercise though, then you can simply leave the motor switched off. You’ll then find yourself in the midst of the best training camp in Germany.