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Northern Hesse

Nordhessen has an approximate southern boundary a line of Marburg (Marburg-Biedenkopf) - Alsfeld (Vogelsberg) - Fulda (district Fulda and Rhön make the northern front) with its northern part being bounded by Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Kassel, Schwalm-Eder district Waldeck-Frankenberg and Werra-Meissner.

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  • Kassel
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    With almost 500,000 residents, Kassel is located on the Fulda River in northern Hesse. This city is home to numerous parks and palaces, including Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having first been mentioned in written sources from…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Neuenstein
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    Neuenstein is a community in Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany. The community lies in the Knüllgebirge (range) in the drainage basin of the Geisbach, which rises here and only 10 km from here, in Bad Hersfeld, empties into the…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Melsungen
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    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).  [ + ] More Details

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  • Helsa
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    Helsa is a municipality and village in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. The municipality is situated in the Losse valley amongst the hills of the Kaufunger Wald, approx. 15 km east of Kassel.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Cornberg
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    Cornberg is a community in Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany. It is the district’s smallest municipality.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Trendelburg
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    Trendelburg is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the river Diemel, 29 km north of Kassel. The town is twinned with Pocklington, England.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Hofgeismar
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    Hofgeismar is a town in the district of Kassel, in northern Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km north of Kassel on the German Framework Road.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Albungen
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    Albungen is part of Eschwege in Werra-Meißner-Kreis in northern Hesse.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Hatzfeld
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    Hatzfeld (Eder) is a small town in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in Hesse, Germany. Hatzfeld lies in west Hesse 25 km northwest of Marburg and north of the Sackpfeife (674 m-high mountain) in the valley of the Eder.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Frankenau
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    Frankenau is a small town in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in Hesse, Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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Berlin - the reunified and reinvigorated capital of Germany; known for its division during the Cold War - and the Berlin Wall. Today its a metropolis of diversity with elegant clubs, galleries and traditional restaurants. It is also a haven for shoppers.

Bremen - one of the most important cities in northern Germany, its old town will be of interest to travelers who want a slice of history.

Cologne - Germany's fourth-largest city. Cologne was founded by the Romans and is 2000 years old with its huge cathedral, Romanesque churches, and archaeological sites. Cologne also well known for its carnival and its Christopher-Street-Day parade. Don't forget to try the local cuisine and of course the local beer, called "Kölsch".

Dresden - once called Florence on the Elbe, and world-famous for its Frauenkirche and historic center which was destroyed during the war, the city offers more than what the average traveller can expect: Great festivals, all kinds of cultural entertainment, vibrant night life, and surrounded by beautiful natural vistas. Dresden hosts the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) which is one of the world's most impressive museums and collections. The art collections consist of eleven museums, of which the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and the Grünes Gewölbe are the most well-known.

Dusseldorf - Germany's capital of fashion, the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia offers a wide scale of fascinating new architecture. Right along the shores of river Rhine, the "Altstadt" and the "Medienhafen" are among the best places in Germany to enjoy a vibrant nightlife. Being one of the country's wealthiest cities, the atmosphere is very pleasant. Germans call it "the only metropolis ending with -dorf (German for village)".

Frankfurt - Germany's leading financial center, transportation hub, seat of the European Central Bank (ECB), international trade fair center (Book Fair, Motor Show), hub of multicultural activity (30% Immigrants), and site of numerous world-class museums and theaters. It is also Germany's only city with enough skyscrapers to have a skyline.

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Hannover - One of Germany's newer tourist cities, having hosted various international events in recent times.

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Nuremberg - Second largest city in Bavaria, after WW2 over 90% of the old-town was destroyed. Today it has already been reconstructed, including the Gothic Kaiserburg Castle (Emperor's Castle of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation). You can also visit the Nazi party rally grounds, the Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600 - venue of the Nuremberg Trails.

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