"City of half-timbered houses" Melsungen by Bobek

Melsungen Travel Guide: 0 reviews and 14 photos

A gem of architecture

Melsungen is located 20 km (14 miles) south of Kassel on the major A7 highway. It has a population of around 12,000 inhabitants and you might be tempted to call it a sleepy town...but the folks there may be lucky not to be so much in the focus like maybe Heidelberg or Rotenburg ob der Tauber. Yet Melsungen is a real gem to discover.

Come walk with me through the center of this small city - yes it is a real city (!!!) with all the legal city rights given in the middle ages - and maybe upon the hills around with a magnificent view over Melsungen and the green surroundings.

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I was lucky to purchase a world-map software to study virtually all places in the world - and also found Melsungen, of course. It is a pity that the resolution is poor when approaching the spots, yet it is useful to exlore the "surroundings" and get an idea of the general setup of the location.

About 12,000 inhabitants is not much it seems but Melsungen is located in a valley and surrounded by lots of green forests. The next bigger city is Kassel, 25 km north. So there is no need for more vibrant life. The major Autobahn A7 passes close by (on the satellite photo the grey line in the lower left corner) and it is easy to go south to Frankfurt/M in 90 minutes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peaceful nature
  • Cons:Sleeping Beauty might be sleeping here still
  • In a nutshell:Take a break for where your mind and heart can rest
  • Last visit to Melsungen: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 14, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2008 at 8:10 AM

    I like visiting those nice towns... A I adore the architecture in your town!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2007 at 6:54 AM

    what a beautiful place

  • JuraidahJ's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 9:39 PM

    wow.. love your hometown.. thanks fro sharing and hope to visit you one day.

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2005 at 12:51 AM

    hey, du nordhesse! das einzige, was ich immer von melsungen sehe ist der bahnhof auf dem weg von kassel nach eisenach. aber es sieht aus, als sollte ich einfach mal aussteigen...

  • Anna.only's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2004 at 11:47 AM

    Lovely town...hope to visit one day...

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2003 at 1:15 PM

    Anxious for more...keep me posted. GREAT architecture!

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