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The small town, which has had town rights since 1775, lies 21 km east of Kassel (Kassel vacation rentals | Kassel travel guide) in the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park on the river Gelster. Here the constituent community of Laudenbach can also be found, in the Kaufunger Wald (range) between the Steinberg or Bilstein in the northwest and the Hirschberg in the southwest. Not far to the southeast stands the highest mountain in northeast Hesse, the Hoher Meißner.
Things to See in Großalmerode
Glass and Ceramics Museum
Bilsteinturm (tower) on the Bilstein
The Evangelical parish church represents an architectural mixture of Baroque Revival, Gothic Revival and later style elements. The nave was added in 1913 and 1914 to a Late Gothic quire.
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More about the History of Grossalmerode
In 1386, today’s Großalmerode had its first documentary mention as Almerode. Town rights, though, only came in 1775.
Ceramics manufacture in mediaeval Großalmerode was very advanced. The products were exported worldwide for their high resistance to heat (1 100 to 1 200 °C).
At a gathering of the Christian Gemeinschaftsbewegung (“Fellowship Movement”) in 1907 there were ecstatic phenomena, the condemnation of which led to a rift between the Gemeinschaftsbewegung and the Pentecostal movement in 1909, through the so-called Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) Declaration.
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Großalmerode (or Grossalmerode) is a town in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.
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