Useful tips for an uncomplicated arrival
Due to its central location in Germany, the Eder Cycle Path is easily accessible from all directions. A signposted guidance system shows you the right way from the access roads.
Arrival by train to the upper Edertal
The Rothaar-Bahn (RB93) takes you from Siegerland to Wittgensteiner Land, the source of the Eder and the upper valley of the Eder every hour without having to change trains. In Siegen and Betzdorf, a short crossing for trains from Frankfurt and Cologne, as well as a connection for trains from Hagen in Kreuztal, offers a relaxed journey to the Eder Cycle Path, even from a greater distance. The trains used on the Rothaar Bahn are barrier-free and air-conditioned. Each vehicle has a large multi-purpose area for transporting up to 16 bicycles. Bicycles can be taken along in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein free of charge.
The Obere Lahntalbahn (RB94) takes you from the university town of Marburg every two hours to Wittgensteiner Land, to the source of the Eder and to the upper valley of the Eder. Trains between Marburg (Lahn) and Bad Laasphe even run hourly from Monday to Saturday. The trains used on the Obere Lahntalbahn are barrier-free and air-conditioned. Each vehicle has two spacious multi-purpose areas for taking up to 20 bicycles. Bicycle transport is free of charge. Visitors to the Eder cycle path in particular benefit here: Because the trains used here mostly run in double clothing, this means that passengers have up to 40 places available for bicycles on every journey in the entire train. In Marburg, a short crossing for trains from the direction of Frankfurt, and in Erndtebrück, a connection for trains from the direction of Siegen, offers a relaxed journey to the Eder Cycle Path, even from a greater distance.
The Lahn-Sauerland-Express takes you every hour from the university town of Marburg to the Ederbergland and the Edersee. The RB97 and RE97 lines run every 2 hours between Marburg and Brilon. Line RB97 serves all stations in the central valley of the Eder [Frankenberg (Eder), Frankenberg (Eder)-Goßberg, Viermünden, Ederbringhausen, Schmittlotheim and Herzhausen am Edersee]. The RE97 line, in turn, omits the stops at Ederbringhausen and Schmittlotheim. Visitors to the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park particularly benefit here. The buses that run from the national park train station in Herzhausen am Edersee to the national park are coordinated with the train timetable. In Marburg, a short crossing for trains from the direction of Frankfurt, and in Brilon Wald a connection for trains from the direction of Dortmund, offers a relaxed journey to the Eder Cycle Path, even from a greater distance. The trains used on the Lahn-Sauerland-Express are barrier-free and air-conditioned. Each vehicle has two spacious multi-purpose areas for taking up to 20 bicycles. Bicycles can be taken along in the Marburg-Biedenkopf and Waldeck-Frankenberg districts free of charge.
Arrival by train to the lower Edertal
The Bäderbahn (lines RB39 and RE39) takes you every two hours from Kassel and Bad Wilhelmshöhe to the lower valley of the Eder, to the imperial spa town of Bad Wildungen and to the cathedral and imperial city of Fritzlar. In Wabern, a short crossing of the trains from Frankfurt offers a relaxed journey to the Eder Cycle Path, even from a greater distance. Visitors to the Edersee in particular benefit here. From the terminus of the Bäderbahn in Bad Wildungen, the buses run to the Edersee with bike racks specially designed for taking bikes. The trains used on the Bäderbahn are barrier-free and air-conditioned. Each vehicle has two spacious multi-purpose areas for taking up to 20 bicycles. Bicycle transport is free of charge.
Worth knowing about your arrival
Bus 510 runs hourly every day throughout the year. This makes it even easier to reach the Edersee from the directions of Kassel and Korbach.
All RB39 trains running every two hours between Kassel and Bad Wildungen have a direct connection to the 510 bus to/from Lake Edersee.
In Korbach, the 510 bus has direct connections to the regional trains in the direction of Marburg, Brilon, Bad Arolsen and Kassel, as well as to the 550 bus to Medebach.
During the summer season, a morning trip starts Monday to Friday from Kassel as the 500 bus in the direction of Korbach (e.g. at 7.56 a.m. from Kassel Hbf).
Bikes can be taken on some buses.
The stop in Nieder-Werbe takes you directly to the Edersee summer toboggan run.
From the stop "Edertal-Hemfurth, Sperrmauer Ostseite" it is also only a few minutes' walk to the ship pier Ufer-Ost.
The "Peterskopfbahn" stop is very close to the Peterskopfbahn - a cable car that also takes you up to the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park.
Fancy a walk? The Kurpark Bad Wildungen, which you can visit e.g. B. via the bus stop "Breiter Hagen", bus 500, invites you to linger as the largest of its kind in Europe.
In Bad Wildungen, the bus continues as bus 510 to the Edersee and to Korbach - so no change is necessary. There is also a continuous return trip to Kassel in the opposite direction from Korbach (e.g. at 14.26:XNUMX p.m. from Nieder-Werbe). This will take you from Kassel to the Edersperre wall in less than one and a half hours.
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The RB42 runs daily every two hours, in the afternoon even hourly, between Marburg, Frankenberg, Herzhausen, Korbach and Brilon Stadt/Bestwig with optimal connections to the RheinMain and Ruhr area. From Hemfurth you can take the 503 bus along the northern Edersee on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays as well as on all holiday workdays to Herzhausen, the National Park Center or the Herzhausen National Park train station with a connection to the RB42.LEARN MORE
From Bad Wildungen, the 515 bus will take you via Hemfurth to Bringhausen - from 01.04. until 31.10. every two hours every day. In Bad Wildungen there is a connection to the RB39 to and from Kassel. The 521 bus runs between Herzhausen and Frankenau every two hours. On holiday workdays, Saturdays and Sundays, it continues from Frankenau to Bad Wildungen-Reinhardshausen. In Schmittlotheim and Herzhausen there is a connection to the RB42, in Reinhardshausen to the StadtBus to Bad Wildungen. From Medebach (Park Hochsauerland) you can take the 550 bus every hour and change in Korbach to the 510 bus or the RB42 to the Edersee. From Borken (Hessen) and Bad Zwesten, the 410 bus will take you to the Edersee every hour, with a change in Bad Wildungen to the 510 bus. Bus line 540 will take you from Frankenberg to Hatzfeld via Battenberg and Allendorf.