Northern Hesse Ensemble

Bordering on the Central Hesse formation, the North Hesse ensemble recreates two forms of settlement. The Lower German element is evident in the buildings from Ostheim, Holzhausen and Vöhl, while the centrally placed ensemble with the Kohlgrund church and the Remsfeld tavern evokes the feel of an Upper Hessian ribbon village. An outstanding feature of this ensemble is, in addition to the historic monuments, the arable land that continues to be tilled. On certain days, visitors can watch the Hessenpark farmers working in the fields. Agriculture here follows the traditional three-year rotation system, with its sequence of winter crop, summer crop, and fallow field. The crops grown are grain varieties no longer cultivated in modern agriculture.