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Gedern Overview

Gedern is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany, and historically belongs to Oberhessen. It is located 38 km northeast of Hanau (Hanau vacation rentals | Hanau travel guide) at the foot of the Vogelsberg, once one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe.

Gedern is bordered by Schotten (Schotten vacation rentals | Schotten travel guide) (Vogelsbergkreis) in the north, by Grebenhain (Grebenhain vacation rentals | Grebenhain travel guide) (Vogelsbergkreis) in the northeast, by Birstein (Birstein vacation rentals | Birstein travel guide) (Main-Kinzig-Kreis) in the east, by Kefenrod in the south, by Ortenberg in the southwest, and Hirzenhain (Hirzenhain vacation rentals | Hirzenhain travel guide) in the west. Gedern is divided into the districts of Gedern, Mittel-Seemen, Nieder-Seemen, Ober-Seemen, Steinberg, and Wenings.

Things to See in Gedern

The Gederner See attracts many campers and swimmers every summer.

Gedern also has a heated indoor pool in the recreation center (Sportzentrum) on Schmitterberg--the hill that separates the village from the lake area.

Around the lake, there is also a glider runway. On weekends with nice weather one can see the gliders in the sky all around Gedern.

The Volcano Bike Path runs from Stockheim to Lauterbach (Lauterbach vacation rentals | Lauterbach travel guide) along the old train tracks.

Ober-Seemen is also home to the county youth summer camp Groß-Gerau.

Schloss Gedern

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More about the History of Gedern

City rights were given to Gedern on January 10, 1356, by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, 20 years after Wenings, a current district of Gedern, received its city rights from Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.

Many zoning reforms have taken place in Gedern since then. In 1852 Gedern was placed into the Kreis Nidda district. Then, when this district was removed in 1874, Gedern was placed into the Schotten (Schotten vacation rentals | Schotten travel guide) district. There was yet another reform in 1936, and Gedern was placed into Landkreis Büddingen. After the last reorganization in 1972, Gedern, along with five other towns, was incorporated into Wetteraukreis.

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Gedern is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany, and historically belongs to Oberhessen. It is located 38 km northeast of Hanau at the foot of the Vogelsberg, once one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe.

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