Visit the former home of the Celts
The Wetterau is a virtual treasure trove for adventure-seekers. Here, in one of Europe's oldest cultural landscapes, one finds unique traces of the Celts, Romans and Middle Ages. Verdant meadows, fields of gold and deep-blue rivers characterise the softly rolling landscape, inviting visitors to an extended walk or cycling trip. Those looking for the opportunity to rest mind, body and soul will find plenty of offers in the region's time-honoured spa towns and health resorts. Come and enjoy the beautiful Wetterau. You'll be glad you did!
Thanks to its fertile soil, the central Wetterau has for time immemorial been known as the breadbasket of Central Hesse. Mankind has been settled here for an incredible 7,000 years, practising agriculture and animal husbandry. Today, farmers offer their produce to local and regional buyers, much of it however remains right here to be processed into seasonal delicacies of the kitchens of the Wetterau .
And if you are looking for attractive offers for pampering body and soul, you will find them at the Wetterau's traditional spas and health resorts. Nature-lovers, on the other hand, are urged to head off on a tour of discovery amidst the charming natural landscapes of the Wetterau. Hiking and cycling are great ways to relax and there is much to explore and experience.
Highlights in the Wetterau
What makes a visit of the Wetterau so special?
Plenty! Let's start with the following highlights!
The Wetterau is a region that has been continuously settled for more than 7,000 years. This rich history is evident to visitors at every turn and invites them to discover the so-called "Wetterau Archaeological Landscape".
Numerous archaeological sites and finds bear witness to a long history of settlement. The sensational Celtic remnants on the Glauberg, the unique discoveries along the "Limes" UNESCO World Heritage Site, the imposing castles and palaces, the well-preserved townscapes and countless churches invite visitors to take a trip back to the Middle Ages.
Discover exciting museums, centuries-old traditions and unique architecture during a stroll through the district's cities. In the spa town of Bad Nauheim, for example, you'll be greeted by fascinating Art-Nouveau architecture and a unique spa atmosphere. Meanwhile, rustic timber-frame towns of the Wetterau, like Büdingen, Butzbach, Ortenberg, Münzenberg and Friedberg, are all ideal places for a brief respite .
Discover the Wetterau!
The Wetterau District is a veritable treasure trove for explorers. Whether on foot, by bike or with a camper van, the Wetterau is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the unique feeling of freedom and deceleration.
The sometimes flat, sometimes undulating landscape invites you to relax and recuperate. Head off on a tour of discovery by way of a hike or cycling trip. The wonderful natural surrounds provide great places to relax and there is much to explore and experience.
Follow us into one of the oldest cultural landscapes of Europe: Celts, Romans and the Middle Ages have left far-reaching traces waiting to be explored. Discover remnants of Roman times at the "Limes" UNESCO World Heritage Site, fantastic Celtic remains on the Glauberg or unique Art-Nouveau architecture in Bad Nauheim.
The agriculturally rich Wetterau has been a breadbasket for surrounding regions for centuries. Today, farmers offer their produce to local and regional buyers, much of it however remains right here to be processed into seasonal delicacies of the kitchens of the Wetterau. Make sure to enjoy some of these fresh and delicious products during your stay.
And if you are looking for attractive offers for pampering body and soul, you will find them in the region's traditional spa and health resorts, like Bad Nauheim, Bad Salzhausen and Bad Vilbel, all of which are continually expanding their offer ranges, thereby further promoting the Wetterau as a health and wellness destination.