Holidaymakers looking for an exciting and scenic part of Germany should pay a visit to Waldecker Land (Lake Eder). Located in the middle of Germany, holidaymakers will find great enjoyment through the wide array of activities offered in Waldecker Land. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and chalets.
Waldecker Land is a great area to visit, where in the winter visitors can enjoy challenging pistes and cross country ski trails at Willingen. The summer months offer some wonderful walks with several marked routes as well as Nordic walking, mountain biking and horseback riding.There are several golf courses in the area as well as tennis and squash courts. The region has many rivers, lakes and other waterways ideally suited for various watersports such as sailing, diving and water skiing. Children can have great fun at the Aquapark on Edersee dam. There are several bars, cafes and restaurants in the towns and villages here with a variety of cuisine including good German fare. The towns and villages in the area have a few arts and crafts shops as well as markets selling fresh produce. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink in the towns at small stores and markets.
There are a number of interesting places to visit in the region including historic buildings such as the baroque palace in Bad Arolsen. A trip to Kugelsburg Castle will provide tourists with more information about the region’s history. The city of Leipzig is approximately a one hour and 20 minute drive away and has many fascinating historic buildings as well as the oldest botanical garden in Germany. Visitors may like to take a day trip to the city of Dresden with many fantastic places to visit in the city including Dresden Castle and Zwinger Palace.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Germany is July and August when the average high temperature is 24 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January averaging just 2 degrees centigrade during the day and -3 at night although this can be much colder higher up in the mountains with snow quite plentiful. July is also the wettest month with an average of 83mm.
Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) is approximately 114 kilometres from Waldecker Land and has flights to and from international cities such as Brussels, Malta, Monastir, Paris and Vienna as well as to the major German cities. Visitors can hire taxis or cars from the airport. Alternatively Dresden Airport (DRS) is approximately 195 kilometres away and has flights to and from various cities including Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Monastir, Moscow, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. ADAC, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are car rental firms located at the arrivals level in the airport terminal.