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“Let your head be blown clear”: the highest city in Hesse is in the Vogelsberg district

2024-03-05T09:08:55.714Z

Highlights: “Let your head be blown clear”: the highest city in Hesse is in the Vogelsberg district. At 614 meters, the Schlossberg with the castle ruins is the highest point in the town and offers a good view of the surrounding area. On a clear day you can look north to the Knüllgebirge and west towards Grünberg. In the south you can see the Wetterau, the Taunus and the Spessart and to the east towards Hünfeld and Fulda.



As of: March 5, 2024, 9:55 a.m

By: Maibrit Schültken

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The Vogelsbergkreis can claim the record for the highest city in Hesse.

The city is even a state climatic health resort.

Ulrichstein - In the past it was simmering and brewing here, the Vogelsberg district looks back on a turbulent history.

As the largest volcanic area in Central Europe, the effects of lava flows, glow avalanches and ash clouds can still be seen here today.

The basalt formations form a unique landscape.

The highest hills and peaks in Hesse rise into the sky between the valleys created by time, wind and water.

The highest city in the state is also located in the Vogelsberg district.

Highest city in Hesse: climatic health resort with panoramic views

Ulrichstein is 566 meters above sea level and offers a spectacular backdrop.

At 614 meters, the Schlossberg with the castle ruins is the highest point in the town and offers a good view of the surrounding area.

On a clear day you can look north to the Knüllgebirge and west towards Grünberg.

In the south you can see the Wetterau, the Taunus and the Spessart and to the east towards Hünfeld and Fulda over the Rhön.

The landscape in the Vogelsberg district can be viewed particularly well from above - for example from the highest city in Hesse.

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The city is also characterized by its particularly clean air and is even a state-recognized climatic health resort.

Mayor Edwin Schneider believes that Ulrichstein offers a particularly high recreational value for holidaymakers.

The best place to “clear your head” is at the top of the Schlossberg.

Castle in Ulrichstein: Building with a long history

The castle was probably built at the beginning of the 13th century by Ulrich II von Münzenberg.

It was probably intended to mark the boundaries of its territory and important highways.

The castle was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War and was only uncovered again in modern times.

In 1900 the castle was given its present form when the outer wall was restored and the defensive tower was renewed.

The legendary castle in Ulrichstein stands on the Schlossberg.

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There are numerous legends surrounding Ulrichstein, for example how it got its name.

A legend says that the young Ulrich II once found a golden snake trapped under a stone.

In return for his help, the animal promised to free him from all worries and troubles.

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Hesse has much more to offer.

These old towns are definitely worth a visit.

Source: merkur

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