The more than 200 square kilometers central mountains in the Weser Uplands is known as a place of myths and legends. Many fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm originated here, first and foremost the story of Sleeping Beauty whose castle is linked to the Sababurg. Between the Sababurg and Hofgeismar-Beberbeck is a jungle-like landscape, the Reinhardswald (Wald = forest). Several trails lead to giant trees and other fairytale places – among others, the “Frau Holle” (Mother Hulda) path. The Reinhardswald cycling path or the track on the slopes along the Holzape River past the Wülmersen water castle offer great opportunities for energetic cyclists. On the northern edge of the Reinhardswald the city of Bad Karlshafen and the Krukenburg (castle) are worth a visit.