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  • Burg Hessenstein
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    Burg Hessenstein

    Burg Hessenstein is a castle near Ederbringhausen in Vöhl in Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the mountain Keseberg 327 m above sea level. It was constructed between 1328 and 1342. It is used a youth hotel and center for educational meetings for protection of environment, run by the Naturschutzbund Hessen (NABU) and other organisations.

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Vöhl Overview

Vöhl lies in the northern part of the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park on the Edersee, a man-made lake. Vöhl borders in the north on the town of Korbach (Korbach vacation rentals | Korbach travel guide), in the east on the town of Waldeck (Waldeck vacation rentals | Waldeck travel guide) and the community of Edertal (Edertal vacation rentals | Edertal travel guide), in the south on the towns of Frankenau (Frankenau vacation rentals | Frankenau travel guide) and Frankenberg, and in the west on the town of Lichtenfels (all in Waldeck-Frankenberg).

Things to See in Vöhl

Maize labyrinth at the Edersee


Schloss Waldeck (Waldeck vacation rentals | Waldeck travel guide)

Hof Lauterbach (Lauterbach vacation rentals | Lauterbach travel guide)


Gerichtslinde ("Court Linden") with memorial

Church in the middle of Basdorf

Half-timbered buildings in Basdorf


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More about the History of Vöhl

Vöhl's municipal area is roughly coëxtensive with the old lordly domain of Itter, which in the High Middle Ages developed in the former Ittergau. After the Lords of Itter died out, the area was split between the Landgraviate of Hesse and the Electorate of Mainz.

After meanwhile being pledged to the Counts of Waldeck and the Wolff von Gudensberg family, the Itter domain became part of Hesse for good in 1589. Disputed as it was between Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) and Hesse-Darmstadt, in 1650, it passed once and for all to the latter and formed an enclave inside Waldeck territory. In 1821, as part of administrative reform, the Itter domain became the district of Vöhl, until in 1866 it passed to Prussia and was united with Frankenberg district in 1886.

On 1 February 1971, the communities of Dorfitter, Herzhausen and Thalitter merged into the community of Ittertal, and Vöhl formed with Asel and Basdorf a new community. On 1 January 1972, the community of Hessenstein was formed out of Buchenberg, Ederbringhausen, Harbshausen, Kirchlotheim, Niederorke, Oberorke and Schmittlotheim. The communities of Marienhagen and Obernburg for the time being remained independent. On 1 January 1974, the communities of Hessenstein, Marienhagen, Obernburg, Ittertal and Vöhl merged into the greater community of Vöhl. The administrative seat is in the original village of Vöhl.

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Vöhl is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in Hesse, Germany not far southwest of Kassel.

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