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Eschwege is a German city in the Werra Meissner Kreis district, Kassel region and in the Hesse state. In our times, Eschwege has an area of a little over 63 square kilometers and a population of nearly 20,000 residents. Eschwege is also the seat of the district. It lies on the Werra River, near Kassel and Gottingen, in the center of Germany. The city was mentioned in documents for the first time in 974, as Eskinivvach, meaning in the old Germanic language "settlement near the ash trees that stand by the water". Famous residents of Eschwege include singer G. G. Anderson, writer Rolf Olmert, historian Paul Westheim, composer Wolfram Spyra and horse trainer Jurgen Menzel. The town is twinned with Saint Mande in France and two German cities: Mulhausen and Regen.

Top Attractions within Eschwege

Stadtmuseum Eschwege is the official town museum. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to learn more about this town. Great guided tours are available and you can take them in English.

Eschwege Zinnfiguren und Miniaturenkabinett is another interesting museum of the city. This is filled with miniatures and figures of famous people. Some of them even represent important past or present residents of Eschwege.

Heimatmuseum is the name given by locals to the old part of the town. Here you can visit a beautiful market place and admire the timber framed houses. These are specific to this region of Germany and have the most beautiful wood decorations.

Schloss Eschwege is a palace located in the city center of Eschwege. It was built in 1386 and expanded in the 16th and 17th centuries. In it, you can admire the symbol of the city, a man with a horn.

Hochzeithaus can translate as Wedding House. This is a community center where wedding ceremonies are officiated. It was built in 1578 and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Eschwege.