Hotel Schloss Waldeck
Our Germany Fairy Tale road trip would have not been completed without spending at least one night in a castle! Perched 120 meters above the Edersee in the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, the four-star Schloss Hotel Waldeck is the perfect place to stay when driving this German route.
Waldeck Castle dates back to 11th century, lieing on a steep, wooded mountain, on the outskirts of town. Once the ancestral home and residence of the Counts of Waldeck, this beautiful fortress is now an amazing hotel.
Our room was very spacious, with a large comfy bed and incredible views over the courtyard and Lake Edersee.
What to do in Waldeck
We only had one day to explore the castle and its surroundings. We started off by leaving the castle and stumbled across a little pathway through the woods. We thought that it may lead us to the Edersee, but to our surprise we came across a charming cable car ride to take you to the bottom. The cable cars are tiny, only having room for two passengers – the cutest way we have ever been taken down a mountain!
The cable car took us right down to the Edersee were we went for a stroll along the water. Waldeck is such a peaceful, quiet down and the perfect place to come when you want to simply wind down and take it easy.
Where to eat
We wanted to find a nice dinner spot on the water and stumbled across the restaurant, Strandhaus No. 12. This restaurant had incredible views of the lake, with large windows facing Lake Edersee.
After looking over the menu we found a couple of vegetarian options and decided to go for the goat cheese and pumpkin gnocchi – it was the best gnocchi we have ever tasted! As usual, we couldn’t resist dessert and decided to share a chocolate lava cake, which can never go wrong!
A big thank you to the German Fairy Tale Route tourism board for inviting Flying The Nest to visit Germany, as always all opinions are our own.