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Mount Wasserkuppe

The highest peak in Hessen has bare, gentle slopes and offers stunning views across the region. It is a mecca for gliding enthusiasts, a popular destination for hikers and a centre for winter sports in the Rhön hills.

Pilot's peak
This 950 metre high peak is widely regarded as the birthplace of gliding in Germany. When the weather is good, gliders, light aircraft, hang-gliders and paragliders can be seen in the skies above the mountain. Hikers and mountain bikers climb "pilot's peak" to enjoy the unforgettable view over the plateaus. In the winter months both the mountain's steep and gentle slopes are transformed into a popular ski resort.
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Wasserkuppe Glider Museum is located right on Mount Wasserkuppe, a mecca for gliding enthusiasts. The museum contains fascinating exhibits on the history of gliding including some real gliders. The Kinder-Akademie children's museum in Fulda is a must for the kids who can learn about the interrelations between science, technology, art and culture with the help of interactive exhibits.
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