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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Hesse, Germany your home away from home

Hesse, or Hessen, is a state in western central Germany covering 21,000 km ². The capital of the region is Wiesbaden but perhaps the best-known city is Frankfurt. Beyond the cities, Hesse has an upland area of dense forests and the Riesling wine-producing region in the Rheingau region. Other areas are known for their car-production, including Opel in Rüsselsheim and VW near Kassel. A holiday rental in Hesse makes a delightful base for exploring this lovely region.

Things to Do in Hesse

Hesse offers a host of scenic drives and tours, including the well-known Romantic Road. From your Hesse holiday home rental, explore the region, hiking, cycling and visiting the small villages on a personal voyage of discovery. A wine tasting tour is another great way to enjoy this region. Visit the magnificent castles in the area such as the lovely Schloss Braunfels, or the Schloss Auerbach in Bensheim. Shopping in the towns and cities of Hesse is a pleasure, with handcrafted items on sale at local gift shops, and beautiful European homeware and clothing in the larger stores. The Christmas Shop is well-known at Rothenburg Ob der Tauber where you can pick up seasonal decorations throughout the year.

Places to Visit in Hesse

Frankfurt is a city with a real international feel. It has the tallest buildings, the largest airport and the most banks of any city in continental Europe. It also has the “mile of museums” in Europe, with 14 on the south bank of the Main. The Marktplatz, the City Hall and the Emperor Cathedral are just some of the highlights to see on a tour of the Altstadt or Old Town. Visit the Palm Garden or enjoy a day at Frankfurt Zoo. A visit to the wine region is an interesting day out and an integral part of enjoying the Hesse region. See the vines and follow the wine making process before tasting some of the region’s world-famous Riesling wines. The well-known route from Frankfurt to Munich is known as the Romantic Road and offers spectacular Bavarian scenery. One of the highlights is the lovely medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Its quaint half timbered architecture, castle and clock tower add to the charm of this delightful Imperial Free City.

Weather in Hesse

Hesse has hot summers and cold winters, like much of Germany. In July and August, daytime highs average 24°C (75°F) but from December through February temperatures struggle to remain above freezing. The area has 4-5cm of rainfall every month which falls as snow in winter.

Travel to Hesse, Germany

The main international airport serving holiday rentals in Hesse is Frankfurt (FRA) Airport, located 12km (8 miles) southwest of the city. Cheap flights with Ryanair arrive at the Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) Airport which is 120km (75 miles) west of Frankfurt. Flights from London to Frankfurt take about 90 minutes and flights from New York take 7 hours 15 minutes.

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                                                                                              Very attractive apartment ideally situated for visiting Frankfurt

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Lovely property, clean and tastefully decorated. Parking, TV, wifi, coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher, electric oven provided. Balconies from all bedrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Only gripe would be that although 5 beds were provided there were only 4 chairs, so one of us had to perch on a low table! Supermarkets and train station withing walking distance. Would highly recommend this property.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Excellent holiday house in lovely location

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              First time we have done a self catering holiday in Germany. This house is superb in a great location in the Taunus mountains, great if you like walking. The house is located about 3 kms out of Usingen itself in the suburb of Wernborn, so you need a car to get around. Loads to see round about e.g. Roman fort at Saalburg is only 10 mins down the road. House itself is great. Well equipped, very roomy, nice balcony to eat on when the weather is nice. Owners very friendly and approachable. Would highly recommend for a walking holiday in this lovely part of Germany
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Well maintained and well equipped apartment in a beautiful location in the village of Assmanshausen.

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                                                                                              We stayed for 11 days having never visited the area before .The owner, Helmut , was very friendly and helpful and went out of his way to make us feel welcome and at home. The area is beautiful and the apartment is very close to the Rhine, so sailing trips were very accessible. There is railway close by so it is easy to get into the towns of Koblenz, Frankfurt,Weisbaden and Mainz, all well worth visiting. There are lots of well marked footpaths in the area and also into the forests, and walks through the local vineyards, as well as opportunity for cycling on the cycle path next to the Rhine. There are small tourist trains in the larger towns often with an English translation which is very useful. Close to the apartment is the chairlift to Neiderwald monument, with spectacular views across the river and valley, from here there is a cable car down into Rhudesheim and a ferry back to Assmanshausen , making a lovely day out. Many lovely , historic villages are within easy reach and many of the boats stop at the villages so you can get on and off. Assmanshausen has many good restaurants looking out of the river. There is the larger Rhudesheim about 4km away which has plenty of shops and places to eat and try the wine. There are many local small weinguts making their own wine, one very close to the apartment is Konig's weingut and we enjoyed sampling the range of wines he makes. I would certainly recommend this property to my friends and family.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016