The Middle Ages and modernity touch each other in a special way in the cathedral and imperial city. The once most powerful city fortifications in Hesse and the historic old town have probably been preserved to this day. Events like the cultural summer festival "Fritzlar in front of the cathedral" or the "Kaiserfest" fascinate the audience. In the surrounding area, history and culture, curiosities and culinary delights, bike tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and hikes in the UNESCO Kellerwald-Edersee Nature and National Park are all worth experiencing. Lake Edersee, as the second largest reservoir in Germany at the foot of the magnificent Waldeck Castle, offers space in abundance for all water activities.