Edermünde is a community in northern Hesse, Germany
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Edermünde lies in the north of the Schwalm-Eder district not far southwest of Kassel
Kassel is a town located on the Fulda River in northern Hesse, Germany. It is the administrative seat of the Kassel Regierungsbezirk and the Kreis of the same name and has approximately 195,000 inhabitants.- History :...

. This is where the river Eder
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 empties into the river Fulda
Fulda River
The Fulda is a river in Hesse, Germany. It is one of two headstreams of the Weser . The Fulda is 218 km in length....

. The constituent community of Besse is nestled in the Langenberge range that rises to the west.

Constituent communities

The community consists of the centres of Besse, Grifte, Haldorf and Holzhausen am Hahn.

Neighbouring communities

Edermünde is surrounded by four neighbouring communities:
  • Baunatal
    Baunatal is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is a comparatively young town which arose from fusion of the formerly independent municipalities Altenbauna, Altenritte, Großenritte, Guntershausen, Hertingshausen, Kirchbauna and Rengershausen in 1966.-Geographic location:Baunatal...

     in the north (borders directly)
  • Guxhagen
    Guxhagen is a community in Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany.-Geography:Guxhagen lies about 15 km south of Kassel between the Habichtswald Nature Park and the Meißner-Kaufunger Wald Nature Park on the river Fulda. It neighbors Edermünde, Felsberg, Fuldabrück and Körle...

     in the east (across the Fulda)
  • Gudensberg
    Gudensberg is a small town in northern Hesse, Germany. Since municipal reform in 1974, the nearby villages of Deute, Dissen, Dorla, Gleichen, Maden and Obervorschütz have been parts of the municipality.-Geography:...

     in the south (borders directly)
  • Niedenstein
    Niedenstein is a small town and an officially recognized climatic spa in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany.-Location:Niedenstein's main town lies in the southeast of the Habichtswald Nature Park right on the western slope of the Langenberge, a low mountain range reaching 557 m...

     in the west (across the Langenberge)

Municipal partnerships

Terenten (Terento)
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, South Tyrol
South Tyrol
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, Italy
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, since 1989.


  • Heimatmuseum ("Homeland Museum") in Haldorf (in former herdsman's house)
  • Dorfmuseum Holzhausen ("Holzhausen Village Museum") in the DGH (Holzhausen Culture and History Club)

Natural monuments

  • River Hahn in Holzhausen

The basalt
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 knoll offers an outstanding view of the surrounding area. The path up to the plateau
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 was built anew by Holzhausen citizens in the years 1999 and 2000 and is in good hiking
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