Eschwege in the Werra Valley

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Eschwege © Varus111

Eschwege © Varus111

Eschwege, the district seat of the Werra-Meißner-Kreis, is a town in northeastern Hesse. At the time of founding, Eschwege was known as Eskiniwach, meaning “Settlement near the ash trees at the water”. Older people living in town and nearby also say Eschewei or Ischewei. These names may stem from High German and come from Eschwege’s original Germanic name.

The town lies on a broad plain tract of the river Werra at the foot of the Leuchtberg (mountain) northwest of the Schlierbachswald (range) and east of the Hoher Meißner. The valley basin where the town is located includes a series of small lakes along the southern side of the river.

© Varus111 Eschwege-Werra_river-Carsten_Vogel Eschwege Palace © Michael Sander/cc-by-sa-3.0 Old main station © Global Fish/cc-by-sa-3.0 Old Town Hall © Carsten Vogel Raiffeisenhaus © Doris Antony/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Eschwege Palace © Michael Sander/cc-by-sa-3.0
On the Werratalsee lies a rowing regatta course, unique in Hesse, with six lanes and a length of 1,500 m. It was expanded in 2008 to 2,000 m, giving it international dimensions, allowing the Eschwege rowing club to stage international competitions. Already for some years, the Hesse rowing championships have been being held here.

There is also sailing on the Werratalsee. The Werratalsee Segelclub WSSC 1969 Eschwege e. V. yearly organizes spring and autumn regattas. During the season, guests are welcome at the marina. A further sporting event is the WerraMan Triathlon, staged by the town since 2004. The contest is held each year on the first weekend in September. The “WerraMan” and all other watersport events are supported by the local DLRG group Eschwege-Wanfried e. V.

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