Münden Nature Park
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This large and densely wooded nature park was founded in 1959 within the borders of the now defunct district of Münden. It is just under 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi) in area and runs almost from the eastern edge of the town of Kassel and border of Hesse in a northerly direction through the northern part of the Kaufungen Forest via Hann. Münden to the Bramwald and Dransfeld Town Forest. It lies south, east and northeast of the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers with the Weser and borders in the south and southeast on the Meißner-Kaufungen Forest Nature Park. It is crossed by the A 7 motorway.
Many footpaths criss-cross this forested landscape, including long-distance paths like the Frau Holle Path (Kennzeichnung X4), Werraburgensteig (X5), Studentenpfad (X13) and Fuldahöhenweg (X17). On the Großer Staufenberg there is a glider airfield.
Places of interest
- Barefoot walk near Nienhagen
- Brackenburg, ruined castle on the Brackenberg near Scheden-Meensen
- Hemeln − reaction ferry via the Weser to Veckerhagen with its beer garden Zur Fähre ("The Ferry")
- Hohen Hagen − Geology Path and Gauß Tower with its tower restaurant
- Naturfreunde, NFH Steinberghaus near Großen Steinberg
- Rinderstall − deer enclosure with inn and small museum, ( )
- Römerlager Hedemünden
- Sichelnstein, ruined castle
- Steinrode, medieval model village of Steinrode near Steinberg youth hostel
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