Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a city that has many sights to offer. One of the most famous is the Hessian Lignite Mining Museum. Here, visitors can admire exhibits from mining and energy production. The "Coal & Energy" theme park offers a special experience for the whole family. The museum is divided into four areas, all of which provide insight into the history of mining.
The historic town hall of Borken was built in 1611 and renovated in 2009. It is a beautiful building that should not be missed. The evangelical town church, which was inaugurated in 1845, is also worth a visit. It is an impressive example of 19th century architecture.
Another highlight in Borken is the decommissioned Main-Weser power plant. It was operated from 1922 to 1991 and now offers an interesting insight into the history of energy production. The landmark of Borken is the water tower, which was built from 1969 to 1971 and has a height of 309.5 m. The tower is made of exposed concrete and has an observation deck at a height of 4.10 m.
In the district of Kleinenglis stands the Kaiser Cross as a historical monument. It commemorates Kaiser Wilhelm II's visit in 1906. The Borken lake district offers numerous tourist activities such as swimming, surfing and hiking. Here you can relax wonderfully and enjoy nature.
In addition to the sights, there are also regular events in Borken that attract visitors from near and far. The Spring Awakening, the City Park Festival, the North Hessian Wecke and Wurstmarkt, Halloween Night and the Christmas Market are just a few examples.
Especially recommended is the Christmas market in front of the historic town hall, which takes place on the third Advent. Here you can drink mulled wine and enjoy regional specialties in a cozy atmosphere.
If you want to stay longer in Borken, you will find a cozy accommodation at the Hotel-Restaurant zur Post
. The hotel
has a garden, a terrace, a restaurant and a bar. The property is located about 41 km from Kassel main station, 41 km from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe station and 44 km from Bergpark Wilhelmsh.
Overall, Borken (Hesse)
offers a variety of sights and activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you are interested in history or just want to relax - everyone will find something suitable here.
*This text has been compiled and rewritten from various sources. Unfortunately, errors and mistakes cannot be completely ruled out. Please understand if there is an error or if a sight is a bit further away. For your travel planning, please also consider other sources. Of course, we will correct any errors immediately. Feel free to send us an email with your correction suggestions. We would be very grateful for that.