My home

Eschwege and its sourrounding area

My home is Eschwege and its surrounding area. I do not live directly in the Schwalm, but Eschwege is only 90 kilometers (55.54 miles) away from the center of the Schwalm.
So that you might understand from where I get so many of my creative ideas, I wish to take you on a picture tour of my beautiful surroundings.

Vegetables in the Garden


Fruits in the garden


Flowers in the garden


My garden is an important factor in my overall well-being. It is not large, but nearly every square foot is dedicated to the cultivation of different fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Of course, my flowers predominate – they find their way into every nook and cranny.

phlox and winter-heaths




dahlias, fuchsias and petunias


The dooryard blooms from Spring to Autumn in pink.

View from the Salzfrau to Motzenrode


View from the Heldrastone to Heldra


View to Volkerode


View across the Werratallake to Schwebda


View from the Gobert to Meißner mountain


View to Eschwege


Hollows and wooded hills, upland plains, and the Warra Valley with its lakes, characterize our countryside.

Broad-leaved forest


at the Leuchtberg near Eschwege


stony sign of a premium hiking trail


At the Kalbe-lake on the Meißner hill


at the Uhlenkuppe on the Gobert


An extensive interconnected system of hiking trails offers a wide range of options for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.

Lookout tower at the Roßkopf


view to the Wolfstisch near Hitzelrode


the Leuchtberg with the Bismarck-Tower


the Heldra-Stone with its lookout tower


The Plesse-Tower near Wanfried


There are many stones and cliffs on the hillsides and many lookout towers …

Viwe from Heldrastein to Treffurt


View from the Gobert to Bad Sooden-Allendorf


Viem from Hohe Meißner hill to Hess. Lichtenau


… and beautiful wide open panoramas.

hint to the inner German border


Rudiment of the former border metall fence


the former gang way of the DDR - border-troops


Living along and with the “Iron Curtain” influenced our lives for decades.

part of the former border strip at the Gobert






peacock butterfly


Today the former “band of death” – the strip along the former border to the “DDR” (German Democratic Republic) – is a green band crossing Germany. In and along this tract nature is intact and one can find rare flora and fauna.

Das Landgrafenschloss Eschwege


the Augustenau casle in Herleshausen


the moated castle in Netra


ruins of the Brandenburg castle


ruin of the Altenstein near Asbach


Castles and ruins wherever one goes these are mute witnesses of history.

the Kitzkammer at the Meißner


the Wolfstisch near Hitzelrode


There are sayings and stories associated with many natural monuments.

part of the old post station in Wanfried


half-timber house in Eschwege


the townhall in Wanfried


half-timber houses in Völkershausen


Werra dockside in Wanfried


half-timber houses in Altenburschla


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Charming villages and small towns with many half-timbered houses in good condition exude coziness and hospitality.
Particularly noteworthy is Wanfrieds initiative to maintain the beautiful old half-timbered houses.

the Strohbärenkirmes in Heldra


the Maienzug end at the town hall of Eschwege


donation of bread on Assumption Day at the Boyneburg


Many holidays are celebrated today in accordance with ancient customs.

the hostel Kleegarten in Heldra


hotel Zum Schwan in Wanfried


the Felsenkeller in Eschwege


inn Alte Schule in Niederdünzebach


the Wolfsbrunnen castle near Schwebda


tavern Zur Schlagd in Wanfried


A wide variety of neat and relatively inexpensive restaurants invite one to relax and stay awhile.

Ahle Stracke und runde rote Wurst


Beim Wurstfest in Eschwege werden die verschiedensten Eschweger Wurstsspezialitäten angeboten




Beim Wurstfest in Eschwege dreht sich alles nur um Wurst


soussage on the barbecue-grill


Eschweger Bier und regionale Säfte


The local cuisine leaves no appetite unfulfilled. Regional products – especially the “Alhe Wurscht” (sausage) and the “Eschweger Klosterbräu” (beer), but also “Roasted sausages”, “Weckewerk” (no translation), bread, cheese, honey, fruit juices and fruit brandy – sell like hot cakes!

bycicling path near Völkershausen


bycicling path near Eschwege


bycicling path near Reichensachsen


An extensive system of excellent – mostly paved – bicycling paths left and right of the Werra and its tributaries is perfect for long trips.

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege


the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (2)


the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (3)


the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (4)


the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (5)


the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (6)


The many lakes provide opportunities for swimming, surfing, sailing and fishing. On the largest lake one can enjoy an excursion on the “Werra-Nixe”.

An der Werra bei Altenburschla


Zwischen Werra und Werratalsee nahe Eschwege


Die Wisera auf der Werra bei Wanfried dient als Standesamt


Rowing, canoeing, kayaking and getting married can all be enjoyed on the Werra.

Der Botanische Garten in Eschwege


Am Schwanenteichpark in Eschwege


Der Sophiengarten in Eschwege


Parks and gardens in many places guarantee pure relaxation.

Teil des Barfußpfades bei Wanfried


Die Mohnblüte bei Germerode


Die Wassertretanlage bei Niederdünzebach


Climbing forests and barefoot paths are a lot of fun. Blooming fields and labyrinths in cornfields incorporate agriculture in one’s recovery.
Many unique places for water treatments (based on the work of Sebastian Kneipp) invite one to do something special for one’s health.

Das Kloster in Germerode


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Der Elfengrund bei Wanfried


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But silence and reflection can also be found … in the monastery or in near pristine nature.

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