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Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?"Hi, I am interning in Melsungen and will be here for the month of May. My office gets over at 6pm and there is nothing much to do after that. Can you suggest any activities in the evening? My weekends are sorted, its just the weekdays that I am concerned about" (posted 05/02/2016)
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Travel Insider Tips for Melsungen
Melsungen is a small climatic spa in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany. The nearest large towns are Kassel (Kassel vacation rentals | Kassel travel guide) (downstream, about 22 km to the north) and Bad Hersfeld (Bad Hersfeld vacation rentals | Bad Hersfeld travel guide) (upstream, about 32 km to the southeast).
Melsungen lies on the river Fulda (Fulda vacation rentals | Fulda travel guide) in the North Hesse Highland. Here the brooks Pfieffe and Kehrenbach flow into the Fulda. A few kilometres downstream, the river Eder also empties into the Fulda. Besides the main town, which bears the same name as the whole town, Melsungen has a further seven centres named Adelshausen, Günsterode, Kehrenbach, Kirchhof, Obermelsungen, Röhrenfurth and Schwarzenberg.
Things to See in Melsungen
- Fachwerkstadt (compact area featuring half-timbered houses in the Old Town)
- Town Hall (from 1556), with Axe Whetter in the tower
- Schloss (stately home built between 1550 and 1557 by Landgrave Philip) with garden
- Bartenwetzerbrücke ("Axe Whetters' Bridge" built between 1595 and 1596)
- Gothic town church (built between 1415 and 1425)
Melsunger Weinfest (wine festival)
Melsunger Kabarett-Wettbewerb (cabaret contest)
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Melsungen
The town had its first documentary mention in 802, but had likely been settled much earlier, in Hallstatt times (9th to 4th centuries BCE). From 1821 to 1974, Melsungen was an administrative centre and an independent district seat, until the Melsungen district was combined with the neighbouring Fritzlar-Homberg and Ziegenhain districts. The town's 14,000 or so inhabitants call themselves Bartenwetzer ("Axe whetters").
[ source: wikipedia ]
Melsungen is a small climatic spa in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany. The nearest large towns are Kassel (downstream, about 22 km to the north) and Bad Hersfeld (upstream, about 32 km to the southeast).
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