Picturesque half-timbered houses characterize the region, they stand in contrast to the magnificent resort architecture with baroque buildings and Art Nouveau villas in Bad Wildungen. While traditional festivals are celebrated in the villages, Bad Wildungen shines with dance, international art and culture and stages exhibitions, music and concerts.
The national park communities of Edertal and Vöhl and the national park town of Waldeck are closest to the lake. Edertal includes the dam wall, the aqua park, the wild animal park, the climbing park and the treetop path. Vöhl is simply perfect for relaxation: It is home to some exceptional hosts and the Kellerwald National Park Center in Herzhausen. The Edersee Atlantis first comes to light in the Vöhler area, where the Aseler Bridge is located. There is also an outdoor pool in Vöhl and Marienhaben. Waldeck is the namesake of the entire region (district of Waldeck-Frankenberg) and the princely house. Waldeck Castle towers over the lake and also seems to protect the pretty old town. Among other things, the small cable car, the lido, the Freienhagen outdoor pool and a golf course belong to Waldeck.
The national park town of Frankenau is located in the west and, together with the Kellerwald Clock, is the gateway to the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park. Frankenau has a long tradition as a holiday and recreation destination. The Quernstkapelle touches many people spiritually and emotionally. It is a soul place.
Fritzlar, including the cathedral, is still an insider tip. The Middle Ages can only be seen on the outside - Fritzlar is still protected by a city wall with numerous towers. The gray tower is one of the tallest surviving urban defense towers in Germany. The 5 towers view of the city alone is worth a visit. The flair of the market square is framed by a unique half-timbered ensemble, which houses cafés and restaurants as well as lovely little shops. Cultural summer, Advent in the courtyards or the medieval Emperor's Festival are the highlights of the program of events.
Lichtenfels consists of small, unexcited half-timbered towns embedded in the gentle landscape. They are ideal for relaxing, quiet days. Where Waldecker Land and Sauerland meet, the Lichtenfelser Panoramaweg surprises with an intact castle, a palace and the ruins of a manor, a monastery and the former princely church. The former mill is now a Sunday café, and the old school has become a village meeting place and pub.