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Maritim Hotel am Schlossgarten Fulda

Phone: +49 (0) 661 282-0, info.ful@maritim.de

Visitor's Guide

The Baroque quarter's centre offers several architectural and artistic highlights such as the cathedral's Baroque architecture and former Residenzschloss palace, palace gardens and Adelspalais.

Fire-brigade museum

German Fire Brigade Museum

Two halls show fire-fighting equipment from the Renaissance to the present as well as the development of fire-fighting and fire prevention in originals and models from the 14th century to today. Many museum visitors dream of taking a look behind the scenes - a dream that can come true for guests with an appointment; the museum's treasures otherwise kept behind closed doors can be seen in the new 1,440 sq.m. visitor depot.

Opening hours:
Daily (except Mondays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

Up and away into the Rhön

Black Moor

Schwarzes Moor

Schwarzes Moor (Black Moor) lies directly adjacent to the Hochröhnstrasse (High Rhön Road). A 2.2-km pathway of wooden planks without steep gradients gives visitors of all ages easy access and an ideal way to discover more about this unique landscape. The upland moor is home to numerous rare species of flora and fauna, and fascinating descriptions of these are provided on 23 information boards along the route. The viewing tower about halfway along the path offers a fantastic view of the entire landscape.

Rotes Moor

Rotes Moor

With 314 hectares, the Rote Moor (Red Moor) is the largest moorland in the Rhön region. It is easily reached via the B278 road from Bischofsheim. Simply park in the "Moordorf" car park and walk 200 m to the lake. Footpaths, circular walks and, in winter, cross-country ski trails, guide you through the wonderful nature of the Red Moor. Although the Red Moor is far larger than the Black Moor, its scenic discovery pathway complete with information boards is only half as long, at 1.2 km

Wasserkuppe

Wasserkuppe

At 950 metres, the "Gliders' Mountain" is the highest in the Rhön and indeed the state of Hessen. Its numerous attractions include a number of footpaths and circular walks, mountain bike trails and cycle paths, a summer toboggan run, the glider museum, restaurants and much more.
All day long you can watch glider pilots enjoying their hobby, while winter enticements include downhill pistes, well-laid cross-country skiing tracks, snowkiting, snowboarding, tobogganing and a halfpipe.

Hiking in the Rhön

Hiking in the Rhön

The Rhön is a true walkers' paradise. In addition to the well-known "Hochröhner" long-distance trail, you have a virtually infinite choice of footpaths and circular walks.
From the spa town of Bad Kissingen, the "Hochröhner" route extends 180 km all the way to the salt-water spa of Bad Salzungen. Its route will take you across the moorlands of the Rhön and up the Wasserkuppe, which was described above. For those who are not yet familiar with the Rhön, we recommend a day trip from your hotel to the destinations named here. Almost all of the points of interest can be reached in a 30-minute drive and also by public transport.

Events in Fulda

City castle Fulda Dalbergsaal

Concerts, theatre performances and more

You can experience classical music being performed against a unique backdrop in the castle's baroque "Fürstensaal" and in many other historical venues. Organ concerts featuring local virtuosos or visiting organists are regularly staged in the cathedral or other churches. The Organ Matinees and the cathedral's "Summer of the Organ" are a regular feature on the calendar.

Fulda Christmas Market

25th November to 23rd December 2019
Daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Year for year, Christmas is always special: Fulda city centre is aglow with Christmas illuminations. Chalets bedecked in the Christmas fashion adorn the Universitätsplatz, Jesuitenplatz, Museumshof and Borgiasplatz. The scent of mulled wine, toasted almonds and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) fills the air.

Fulda Festival

27th to 30th June 2019

For four whole days, Fulda is transformed into a fun city hosting numerous attractions and activities. Once the open-air programme has ended at midnight on Friday and Saturday, Fulda bars and restaurants allow you to party till dawn in the city's cosy bars and hip clubs during the festival.

Princely garden festival

Fürstliches Gartenfest (Garden Show)

21st to 24th May 2020

Each year, Fasanerie Castle opens its gardens, barns and courtyards to host the Royal Garden Show. Over an area of 30,000 sq.m., exhibitors present interesting and novel ideas on the rural way of life and garden culture.

Wine festival Fulda

Fulda Wine Festival

20th August to 5th September 2020

Wine has a long history in Fulda. A vineyard was planted way back when the monastery was established in 744. With the discovery of late vintages (Spätlese) by the Prince-Abbot of Fulda, the wine-making tradition really came into its own. Starting on the last weekend in August, the ten-day Fulda Wine Festival is held in the inner courtyard of the Vonderau Museum. This tradition has become something of a cult.

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