Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to subnavigation Skip to search

All other countries:
International extranets in German

All other countries:
International press centers in German and English
Want to know more about Germany?
Dip into our inspiring E-book and get your first impressions about the sheer diversity of Germany as a travel destination. The E-book is available in 26 different languages. Click here

Further information:
You can find more information about Germany on our website at:, or on our local websites.


Places of interest

This town in the Weserbergland hills has a very famous landmark: a hunting lodge once used by the Dukes of Brunswick. It was here, at this lodge built on the foundations of an old castle on a steep cliff overlooking the River Weser, that Duke Carl I first ordered the manufacture of porcelain, or 'white gold' in 1747. The area around Fürstenberg is also inviting, with lots to see and do.
Fürstenberg Castle
The castle in Fürstenberg is under a preservation order. It dominates this fairytale landscape from its position high above the Weser. It was originally built in 1350 as a border fortress to protect against attack from the nearby town of Höxter. In around 1590, the medieval Welfenburg (Guelph castle) was rebuilt as a hunting lodge in the Renaissance style, and now houses an exhibition by one of Europe's oldest porcelain manufacturers.
Bad Karlshafen
Bad Karlshafen, a spa town some 18km from Fürstenberg, has lots of interesting sights. At the baroque heart of the town, opposite the town hall, lies the Huguenot museum. The Romanesque 13th-century ruins of the fortifications built to protect the church and abbey, on the Krukenburg in Helmarshausen, are certainly worth a look.
Top of page

Map of Germany

Map showing all of Germany's TOP travel destinations...
Click here!

Search in surrounding area

Search for the following tips:

Health Resorts & Spas