Allow yourself to be enchanted by the particular charm of Korbach. Medieval fortifications, mighty gothic hall churches, stone warehouses, half-timbered houses and the town hall give testimony to the tradition, power and wealth of Hesse’s only Hanseatic town.
Visit the ‘Eisenberg’ (Germany's richest gold deposit), the ‘Korbacher Spalte’ (a fossil site from the Earth’s Permian period where the Procynosuchus was found) and the outstanding ‘Wolfgang Bonhage Museum Korbach’. An extensive pedestrian zone lures visitors and shoppers with attractive boutiques, department stores and street cafés.
A hiking and cycling network leads you into the intact low-mountain countryside of the holiday region ‘Waldecker Land’. A special attraction is the well-preserved, picturesque old town with its double medieval town wall and the mighty gothic hall churches as well as the portal of St. Kilian’s Church, which was created around 1420 and is decorated with stone figures.
The villages of Alleringhausen, Eppe, Goldhausen, Helmscheid, Hillershausen, Lelbach, Lengefeld, Meineringhausen, Nieder-Ense, Nieder-Schleidern, Nordenbeck, Ober-Ense, Rhena and Strothe are all part of Korbach. In total, 23,518 inhabitants (as of June 2016) live here.
Regular guided tours (April to October): Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (meeting place: the square in front of the town hall; price per person: 2.00 Euro; for visitors with ‘MeineCard+’, attendance is free of charge!).
Further themed and adventure tours may be booked at the Tourist Information Korbach.