Mother Hulda’s pond on the “Hoher Meißner“ mountain

The “Hoher Meißner“ mountain is a paradise for hikers and cyclists, but also for fairytale fans since the popular story of Mother Hulda is said to have its origin here - only a few kilometers from Bad Sooden-Allendorf where the famous Brothers Grimm used to stroll through the woods.

Whether you are on a hiking, cycling or winter sport holiday, exploring the “Hoher Meißner” mountain is something you should not miss.


Like in a Fairytale: The Home of Mother Hulda on the “Hoher Meißner“ Mountain

Visiting Mother Hulda’s pond can be quite a mystical experience. According to the legend, this pond is the secret entrance to her underground home. If you are lucky, you can hear the bells ring from her silver castle - an enchanting moment when you are exploring the region on a hiking tour or during other outdoor activities.

Our event tip: Fairytale Week in Bad Sooden-Allendorf


Unspoiled Nature in the“Meißner-Kaufunger Wald“ Nature Park

The “Hoher Meißner” is a massif and its highest elevation is called “Kassler Kuppe“ (753 m). It belongs to the nature park “Meißner-Kaufunger Wald“ which borders the eastern outskirts of the city of Kassel. Information on walks, bike tours or professional cycling is available in the information office of the nature park in Berkatal-Frankershausen and in the Tourist Information Bad Sooden-Allendorf.

There is one special feature for professional cyclists:  a timekeeping system recording the time for climbing the mountain from the valley to the top. The distance is 7.4 km with an elevation gain of 450 m, an average gradient of 6.1% and a maximum gradient of 26%.


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