Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land

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Location of the geo-nature park Frau-Holle-Land

The Geo-Natural Park Mother Hulda country with suffix Werratal.Meißner.Kaufunger forest is about 1130  km² large geothermal and natural park east to south-east of Kassel in Kassel district , Werra-Meissner and Hersfeld-Rotenburg in Hessen ( Germany ).

The namesake of the Geo-Nature Park is the fairy tale and legend character Frau Holle , whose home is said to be, among other things, on the Hohe Meißner in the park . Until January 18, 2017, it was called the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park .



The geo-nature park includes areas of the Kaufunger Wald , the Söhre , the Hohe Meißner , the valley of the Werra , the Hessian Switzerland , the Ringgau as well as areas newly added in 2017 around Sontra , Herleshausen , Nentershausen , Großalmerode and Hessisch Lichtenau .

The park area extends from the eastern edge of the city of Kassel or the western edge of Nieste, Lohfelden , Fuldabrück , Söhrewald and Kaufungen in an eastward direction across the Werra near Bad Sooden-Allendorf , Eschwege , Meinhard and Wanfried to the Hessian- Thuringian border; on the Hessian-Lower Saxony border lies in the north - already in the Lower Saxony Münden Nature Park  - Hedemünden . In addition, the Geo-Nature Park extends from the Neu-Eichenberg district of Hermannrode and Witzenhausen in the north and Nieste in the northwest to Herleshausen and Nentershausen in the south. In addition to Wanfried, Eschwege and Bad Sooden-Allendorf, the park also includes Ringgau , Sontra, Waldkappel , Berkatal, Meißner , Hessisch Lichtenau, Großalmerode and Söhrewald.

The Geo-Naturpark borders in the north between the urban area of ​​Witzenhausen - via the municipal area of ​​Nieste - and the municipal area of ​​Niestetal on the Münden nature park and in the east between Herleshausen and Witzenhausen on the Eichsfeld-Hainich-Werratal nature park . At the border to the last-mentioned park, it meets the Green Belt Germany, which runs along the former inner-German border .


The mountains and elevations of the Geo-Nature Park include - sorted downwards according to height in meters (m) above sea ​​level (NHN):

   1 highest elevation of the Hohe Meißner is the Kasseler Kuppe ( 753.6  m )



The running waters at and within the geo-nature park include (sorted alphabetically):

Still waters:

The still waters at or in the geo-nature park include:


The municipalities at or in the geo-nature park (sorted alphabetically)


The park, designated in 1962, was called the Meißner-Kaufunger Forest Nature Park for 55 years . At that time it was about 450 km². This made it the third smallest nature park in Hesse. In 2007 the park area was expanded to around 930 km², making it the third largest nature park in Hesse at the time. On January 18, 2017, the park was renamed Geo-Naturpark Frau Holle Land with the addition Werratal.Meißner.Kaufunger Wald . As of February 6, 2017, it has been around 1130 km² in size.

The new name of the park is said to have been proposed by the hotel owner Dovidat from Witzenhausen back in 2003. The concept was rejected for a long time by the nature park.

Witzenhausen-Burgberg glider airfield

The Witzenhausen-Burgberg glider airfield is located on the Burgberg ( 215.2  m ) between Witzenhausen and the Ermschwerd district . It is operated by the Witzenhausen air sports club. From there you can take off on sightseeing flights over the Geo-Nature Park.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d District of Kassel: The Meißner-Kaufunger Wald nature park has a new name: Geonaturpark Frau Holle Land , from January 19, 2017, accessed on January 19, 2017, on
  2. Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  3. Stellberghöhe according to Eco path mining in the Söhre , with excerpt from a topographic map (2010), on
  4. About us (Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land) , from March 29, 2018, accessed on March 29, 2018, on
  5. Name dispute about "Frau-Holle-Land" ( memento of the original from September 20, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , February 21, 2017. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /


  • Fritz Hotzler: Hikes in the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald nature park . Verlag des Verein Naturschutzpark e. V., Stuttgart / Hamburg, 1980, ISBN 3-440-83025-X
  • Hanna Wallbraun: On a voyage of discovery on the Hohen Meißner , self-published, Berkatal 2015.

Web links

Commons : Geo-Naturpark Frau-Holle-Land  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 51 ° 12 ′ 0 ″  N , 9 ° 51 ′ 0 ″  E