Nearby Bad Nauheim has long been known for its mineral water springs with the salty water rich in carbon dioxide which you may sample when visiting the spa baths in the Spring Court. In the small Teichhaus castle there is a museum devoted to the extraction of salt for which the Wetterau has been famous for many centuries. The suburb of Steinfurth has a great reputation for the growing of roses and the development of many new strains. There is even a museum devoted to roses which illustrates the many and varied uses of the plants and makes an interesting visit during your stay in the Wetterau.
If you hotel is in the Wetterau then the nature and culture park in the Nidda valley will offer relaxation but also a wealth of information about the fauna and flora to be found in the area. In Assenheim it is possible to walk along the path of knowledge on the banks of the river Wetter to find out all about the nature of the region. The parish church in Ilbenstadt is often called the „cathedral of the Wetterau“ and is worth a visit. It is easy to reach your hotel in the Wetterau on the Autobahn A 5 or the main road B3 or to travel by train on the Main-Weser line. The Wetterau is one of the most fertile parts of Germany and has a very intensive level of agricultural use.
Population: 299 054 (Dezember 2007)
Main towns: Friedberg, Bad Nauheim, Nidda