Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

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The Kellerwald-Edersee National Park in the North Hessian county of Waldeck-Frankenberg is a national park, 57.38 km² in area, that lies south of the Edersee lake in the northern part of the low mountain range of the Kellerwald in the German state of Hesse. Since 25 June 2011 the beech forested area of the national park has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany.

The national park administration is located in the east of the park at Bad Wildungen.

Getting there

The closest major cities are Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. The drive from the cities is around 2 - 3 hours by car. There are also options for getting to the national park by train and bus. Go to the cities of Bad Wildungen, Korbach or Frankenberg.

When to visit

There is something to do in all seasons. The winter is the low season and there are few visitors in the park. There are plenty of visitors during summer and this is the most popular season.


Park website


Park size

57 km²

Park founded


Useful links

Hiking Intro


Code of Conduct


Map of Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Image gallery of Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

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Sights in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.

Visitor/Information centres in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.

Hiking trails in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.

Wildlife in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.

Bears in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Bears in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

No bears in the park

This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.