Hessen-Nassau

The quiet forests and fields of the Hessen and Nassau families mask the dynamic nature of the lands they ruled over. Both the deep-rooted Catholic traditions of the Fuldaer Land and the dynamic Urban landscapes of the Wetterau contrast deeply with the rest of the pastoral and protestant landscapes. This is a land of sleepy towns of half-timbered houses and ancient castles.

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Hessen

Hessen

Hessen is the land in which our conception of the fairy-tale was born. The secluded forests and small villages make it easy travel back in time to a simpler age. Though the landscape is dominated by the reign of the Hessen-Kassel dynasty, traces of the medieval Empire can still be found.
Westerwald

Westerwald

The Westerwald is an agglomeration of regions that were largely controlled by the Nassau family and the Prince-Bishops of Trier until the end of the 19th century. Despite an illustrious history in the high Middle Ages, most of the region’s visual identity comes from the works of the Nassau family.
Wetterau

Wetterau

The Wetterau is characterized above all by the legacy of the Free Imperial Cities. The high level of urbanization achieved in Frankfurt, Gelnhausen, and Friedberg supported a lively competition for trade and control over the region. This somewhat small region has more to offer than what is visible at first glance.

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