The Edersee in northern Hesse is located in the middle of a large forest area and is a popular leisure area for locals and visitors. These forests contain forest islands with beech trees, which can be traced back to the last ice age and is therefore one of the oldest beech forest regions in Germany. The counts of Waldeck-Pyrmont used this area for a long time as a hunting area, which was the reason why these forests remained largely unprocessed. The remnants of this primeval forest are now part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage, and the park administration is now leaving it entirely to nature again: the “wilderness of the future”, so to speak. in the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee you can inform yourself about the development of these forests. There are many hiking trails where you can explore these forests - an exciting experience.

In the area you will find more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kassel.