Asel is one of the villages that had to give way to the lake in 1914. Several people moved a bit north and founded the village that was called Asel again. There’s also “Asel-Süd” on the other side of the lake. At the place of the former town still is a bridge which was build 1887 and that you even can cross when there’s low water. It feels a bit...more
The Edersee is one of the largest dam reservoirs of Germany. It was my second visit to the lake and I always come to the wrong time, when the lake has very few water. The reason for this is that the lake is used to provide the Mittelland Canal with enough water. Plus the lake will hold additional water of the rivers Eder, Fulda and Weser in case of...more
Schloss Waldeck is a castle next to the town Waldeck and was built in the 12th century. When you enter the castle, you first pass three gates, and then you are in the inner court. Inside the castle is a hotel and also a museum. The museum is called “Hinter Schloß und Riegel” (under lock and key) and concentrates on the time that the castle was used...more
After visiting the Eder dam, we got directions to this museum from the information booth situated on the dam.We drove to the short distance and took a look around the small but nicely done place. Part of the museum shows videos in German, and we caught the end of “The Dambusters” movie with Richard Todd as Guy Gibson. It was strange to watch the...more
Nearby to the Waldeck Schloss Hotel is a cable car which takes you down to the north shore of the Edersee. The return trip doesn't take that long, and the cars are fairly sturdy, although just about big enough to seat two adults. We took the cable car down as it gave us a good excuse to ..."take zee cable car up to zer castle"Look out for a large...more
A visit to the Eder Dam was the main point of our trip to Waldeck and the Edersee.I wanted to see how big the Eder dam was and get some idea of the task that was given to the Dambusters in Operation Chastise.Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, subsequently known as the...more
So that's what we actually did, have taken a break from our drive on A7, and had a pleasant & windy visit of Waldeck castle. Had some nice, fresh seafood & tea at castle's restaurant. Service, atmosphere, view on the lake are great. Very nice, and also no long wait. Yet, as it's often common in Germany, they do dinner only from 12:00 to 14:00.
There are many car parks along the Edersee which usually are pay & display. In the eastern part of the Edersee, you can use your parking ticket to also park at the other car parks as indicated on the sign, if you have time left.
Prices 2011 were 1€ for 2 hours, 2€ for 4 hours and 3€ for a whole day (max 12 hours).
Trainees of building trade Korbach did some great work with re-building this castle's pillory (as the photo shows). It's a device that, back in those days, holds a prisoner by the head and hands, used as a form of public punishment. Oh gee..
Pillory at Waldeck castle
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