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Fantastic times with a holiday home in Hesse
Hiring a holiday apartment in Hesse with TUI Villas will allow you to experience the best of what this German state has to offer. Whether you're looking for a city break in Frankfurt or quieter countryside accommodation, there's something to suit everyone. There's lots to explore in Hesse's cities, villages, and local museums and attractions. TUI Villas offers a wide selection of properties here, from modern apartments to cosy cottages. There's some great opportunities to explore the area's vast natural areas, including the Hesse Highlands and the Forest of Odes.
Hesse's lovely holiday destinations
Hesse is a state that's located in west-central Germany, with over six million inhabitants. Hesse's capital is Wiesbaden, while Frankfurt am Main is the largest city and most popular place to visit. Frankfurt is a beautiful city situated on the river Main, known for its banking and business might. Every year, the city hosts a large Christmas market which is a magical experience for visitors and locals alike.
Rent a fantastic holiday home in Hesse
Renting a holiday home in Hesse from TUI Villas is easy and secure. Visit their website where a wide range of properties are available. There's something for every preference and budget, whether you're searching for an apartment for a large group of friends or a snug couples' glamping pod in the forest. Or choose something like a lakeside holiday home in Hesse, cosy cabins that have balconies for relaxing outdoors. By hiring a self-catering holiday home in Hesse, you'll have the option of cooking in your own full kitchen, offering a budget-friendly, leisurely option for entertaining at your home away from home.
Frankfurt's historical highlights
The Städel Museum is one of Germany's most important art museums, with a fantastic collection of artwork dating all the way back to the 14th century. The collection, which is housed in a stately building along the riverside, also includes modern and contemporary works. There's always a rotating set of exhibitions that change frequently. Highlights of the museum include art from the Dutch Masters and the Venetian Renaissance.
Alternatively, head to the old Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, or the Frankfurt Cathedral, which was used as the coronation site for Holy Roman Emperors for about 300 years. The cathedral has a Gothic-style interior that was rebuilt after being destroyed in World War II. For stunning panoramic views of the city, climb to the top of the tower.
Fun for kids in Hesse
Kids will enjoy exploring the magical worlds in Willingen's Fantastic Rooms. The whole attraction, designed by various artists, has been painted with fluorescent paint that makes it look 3-D. Visitors will journey through three themed areas as they enjoy a game of minigolf. The facility is also open for special occasions such as kids birthday parties.
Children will also love visiting the Hessenpark, an open air museum comprising a village set on 160 acres. Here you can explore over 100 regionally authentic houses and buildings from the past, and relive what life was like for local communities. Inside these buildings, discover original artefacts including clothing, furniture, and craftworks.
Hit the local trails
If you're looking for a good hike, visit the Wasserkuppe mountain, near Gersfeld, to see where gliding originated in the 1920s. This remains one of the best places in Germany to try the sport, and there's also an informative museum on the history of gliders. The surrounding park area has some lovely walks and vistas. Visit on a clear day if you plan to walk to the summit, to take advantage of the great views here.
Another choice for enjoying Hesse's outdoors is Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land in Eschwege. This nature park has many beautiful hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty. In winter, the snow-covered slopes are a great place to go sledging. One of the park's main highlights is the sculpture trail that honours the Brothers Grimm tales.
Day trips from your holiday home in Hesse
Hesse has a wealth of beautiful areas to explore. The Forest of Odes is an excellent place for a wander, with its many walking trails and a historic castle. Walk up the hill for amazing views over the surrounding area. Alternatively, head to Sauerland, a sparsely populated rural area with large areas of forest. It's perfect for mountain biking, water sports, and walking, and is also the first place in Germany to reintroduce European bison to the wild. Visit the Amoneburg Basin in the in Hesse Highlands, which was possibly formed by a meteorite crater. Take a walk up the Vogelsberg foothills, where you'll find some unusual rock formations in the area from the Jurassic and Neogene periods.
Travelling from England to Hesse
Hesse's main international airport is located in Frankfurt. Flights are available from many places in the UK, including London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Bristol, and Manchester. Germany has an excellent public transport system which will allow you to travel quickly from the airport to wherever you need to go in Hesse. From Frankfurt Airport, catch a train to Frankfurt's city centre which takes just 18 minutes. If you're travelling to Wiesbaden, the state's capital, take a train directly from the airport, which takes 35 minutes. If you'd rather make the journey independently, hire a car for the drive to your holiday apartment in Hesse.
When to visit Hesse
Temperatures in Hesse are warm and temperate for most of the year, with cooler, milder winters. The warmest months in Hesse are June, July, and August, with the hottest time of year being mid-July when temperatures average 24°C. You'll also find more crowds and higher prices during these summer months.
Every year Frankfurt hosts one of the largest and longest-running Christmas markets in Germany. It was first started in 1393 and continues to be a traditional holiday venue in the city centre where German food, produce, and gifts can be purchased. Start your festivities here by listening to carol singers and church bells ringing. The centrepiece is a giant Christmas tree which is always beautifully decorated.
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