Historic castles and palaces, magnificent wooded landscapes and a wide range of sport and leisure options – the Spessart offers something for everyone. With its healthy climate, the area’s attractions include well-connected cycling and walking trails, five golf courses and numerous tennis facilities. Enjoy pure nature on a hot air balloon ride, an exciting riding holiday or a hike through the region. Visit the Benedictine monastery with its famous crypt in Schlüchtern, or the Brüder-Grimm-Museum, the puppet theatre and the Teufelshöhle, Hessen's largest dripstone cave, in Steinau an der Straße.
Plenty of fun on the water is guaranteed on a pedalo ride on the Kinzigtalsperre reservoir near Steinau or a canoeing trip on the Kinzig river. On a stroll through Gelnhausen's picturesque old town with its half-timbered houses, you can see the 800-year-old Marienkirche church and the imposing 12th Century remains of the imperial palace of Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa".
Take part in an impressive adventure tour and allow historic characters to transport you back to past centuries. There are plenty of surprises in store! In Hanau, the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm, a range of sights are just waiting for you to discover them. Take a look at Phillipsruhe Palace, Kurpark Wilhelmsbad or the Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus (German House of Goldsmiths). Experience the variety of the Kultursommer festival.
The health and wellbeing services offered in the Spessart spa towns of Bad Orb and Bad Soden-Salmünster are perfect for recharging your batteries. In the Spessart, one of Germany’s largest contiguous areas of mixed forest, the “Spessart robbers” take some tour groups “prisoner” even today. For the perfect end to your Spessart experience, the cosy guesthouses warmly invite you to enjoy their good value, down-to-earth cooking.