Regionale Attraktionen im Umfeld der Keltenwelt
Regional attractions in the environs of the World of the Celts
The World of the Celts at the Glauberg is situated in a very diversified cultural landscape in Hessen. It lies between the Wetterau in the west and the Vogelsberg in the north, some 30 km northeast of the urban centre Frankfurt/Rhine-Main. While arable farming has always been the chief characteristic of the Wetterau, it is livestock raising, iron smelting and forestry that have left their mark on the volcanic landscape of the Vogelsberg.
The countryside is characterised by romantic half-timbered villages, ancient castles and monasteries, and idyllic footpaths, as well as a well developed network of cycle paths and a great variety of restaurants and inns. This alone is reason enough to visit the area. After a visit to the World of the Celts at the Glauberg there is something exciting for every generation to discover. In particular there are many different things for families to do.
Here are a few tips:
- Cycling on the volcanic cycle path (Vulkanradweg)
- Adventures for children in the model railway station at Glauburg-Stockheim
- A pilgrimage on the Boniface Route
- Medieval atmosphere in the castle and town walls in Büdingen
- Rambling along the volcanic circular path (Vulkanring)
- Visiting the animal and bird zoo in Schotten
- Wellness in Bad Salzhausen
- Iron ore and ornamental casting in Hirzenhain
- Tuneful music instruments at the museum in Ortenberg-Lißberg
The Wetterau Archaeological Society (Wetterauer Archäologische Gesellschaft / WAGG) can make arrangements for you with the numerous organisers.
Cycle and walking map
The journey from Frankfurt/Main to Glauburg-Glauberg with the Niddertalbahn takes just over an hour. From there you can walk or cycle up to the Glauberg on an attractive and well signposted track in about 45-60 minutes.
Wetterau Archaeological Society
The World of the Celts at the Glauberg is an unusual project in Hessen. A cooperation agreement regulates the network between the Decentral State Arhaeological Museum and Wetterau County. The County and the surrounding parishes together form the Wetterau Archaeological Society (Wetterauer Archäologische Gesellschaft / WAGG), which is an important element for the development of the region and for a range of attractive offers for tourists. The WAGG has its own information stand in the museum in the World of the Celts.
Already the new museum at the Glauberg provides new impulses for the rural region. And what is more, visitors to the World of the Celts at the Glauberg profit from the interesting possibilities on offer.
The Federal State of Hessen and the region hand in hand – a model for a successful future for the World of the Celts at the Glauberg.
More about the WAGG:
Archaeology Landscape Wetterau
The Wetterau is one of the most important landscapes in Germany. Many cultures have left their traces here over the centuries. Under the trademark „Archäologie Landschaft Wetterau“ (Archaeology Landscape Wetterau), Wetterau County is developing the themes “Celts, Romans and the Middle Ages”.
There is much to discover about these in the landscape around the Glauberg.
Here are a few examples:
The Limes at Limeshain-Rommelhausen
Roman finds in the museum in Echzell
The ruins of Konradsdorf medieval monastery at Ortenberg-Selters
Finds from several centuries in the Heuson Museum in Büdingen
Prehistory and the Roman period in the Wetterau Museum Friedberg
The age of the Hohenstaufen dynasty at Münzenberg
Here you can find further information about the Archäologie Landschaft Wetterau.