Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a beautiful city in Hesse that has many sights to offer. Some of the most famous attractions are the local museum, the Kaiserpfalz, the Philosophers' Path, and the Walkable Ear. The former Augusta School building on the north side of Obermarkt houses the local museum. It was completely renovated in 2016 and restructured into an experiential museum. People from the city's history come to life here, and visitors can learn a lot about Gelnhausen
's history. The Kaiserpfalz (also known as "Barbarossa Castle") was built southeast of Gelnhausen
on a Kinzig island - probably on the site of the former castle - immediately after the city was founded in 1170. It is one of the most important medieval fortifications in Germany and a popular destination. The Philosophers' Path is a hiking trail that passes various stations where visitors can learn about philosophy. The path starts at the marketplace and leads through the forest to Barbarossa Castle. The Walkable Ear is an installation that was built on the occasion of Gelnhausen
's 750th anniversary. It consists of a labyrinth of wooden walls where visitors can get lost and hear various sound installations. Gelnhausen
offers many opportunities for leisure activities. The following cycling routes pass through Gelnhausen
: The BahnRadweg Hessen leads on former railway tracks about 250 km through Vogelsberg and Rhön; The Hessische Radfernweg R3 leads as Rhein-Main-Kinzig-Radweg from Rüdesheim to Tann in Rhön; The Middle Ages cycling route leads from Büdingen to Bad Orb and further to Lohr am Main through Gelnhausen
; The Jakobsweg; The Hessenweg 11; The Philosophers' Path; The Hailer - From 10,000 years home. Gelnhausen
also regularly hosts events such as folk festivals. The best hotel
is the Hotel am Palais
with its cozy rooms and apartments in Kinzigtal in Spessart, directly on the picturesque Fairy Tale Road. The bright, generously equipped rooms and apartments offer a pleasant atmosphere with state-of-the-art equipment and comfort. Gelnhausen
's sights offer something for every taste: historical, cultural, sporting, or relaxing - there is much to discover! Whether one is interested in history or prefers to be active - everyone will find something suitable in Gelnhausen
*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.