If the pandemic situation in spring permits, there will again be special trains in March 2022 to take guests from Waldeck-Frankenberg - directly and without changing trains - to the "Land und Genuss" experience fair, which will be held for the first time next year in Gießen instead of Frankfurt. Reservations are now possible.
After a two-year break, the fair is to open its doors again from 18 to 20 March. On Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 March there will again be special trains that start in Korbach and take interested people to Gießen for the Genussmesse. The trains will depart from Korbach main station at 10 a.m. and return from Gießen-Oswaldsgarten at 4.57 p.m. on both days.
As part of the fair, which will be held under the current Corona rules, regional and national suppliers will present high-quality, handcrafted products and services. Guests can sample and shop there to their heart's content - and travel easily and comfortably on the special trains organised by the North Hesse Transport Association (NVV) together with the Kurhessenbahn and the district. They will also be escorted from the station to the exhibition grounds and back again.
The aim of this special excursion offer is also to draw attention to the good connections of the NVV towards southern Hesse. "The visit to the Genussmesse is a very good example of what the railway gap closure between Korbach and Frankenberg has made possible in terms of excellent opportunities for leisure activities by bus and train for the citizens of Waldeck-Frankenberg. I would also like to thank District Administrator Dr. Reinhard Kubat once again, who has tirelessly campaigned for the reactivation of the connection and helped make this decision of the century possible," says NVV Managing Director Steffen Müller.
The number of participants per special tour is limited to 220. For this reason, it is only possible to take part in the trip if you register. "To ensure that people with limited mobility can also make good use of the offer, low-floor vehicles will be used on both days," reports Jens Wrabletz from the Kurhessenbahn, who is very pleased that the campaign will take place again next year after the Corona-related break, if Corona will allow it.
"The experience fair offers the best that direct marketers have to offer throughout Hesse," says District Administrator Dr Reinhard Kubat. "I am proud that many producers from Waldeck-Frankenberg will once again take part with their products." He said the campaign had been planned at the present time - in the hope that Corona would allow it in the spring. "However, changes are reserved depending on how the Corona situation develops until March. As of now, however, the trains will run as planned.
The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg is also represented at the fair with its specialist agricultural service with a campaign stand under the motto "Taste and feel good". Whether regional meat products, savoury delicacies or sweet delicacies: Selected regional products from various directly marketing farms in Waldeck-Frankenberg will be presented there. With a selection of excellent quality products from the direct marketers in the district, the diversity of the Waldeck-Frankenberg region is to be presented - regional, organic and seasonal.
"Anyone who is interested can already reserve a place on the special trains," adds Friedrich Schäfer, honorary district councillor and head of department for direct marketing and consumer protection, and cordially invites people to take advantage of the offer. The cost of the train ticket and admission to the fair together is 16.20 euros for people aged 13 and over. Children between the ages of six and twelve pay only the train ticket of 7.20 euros and children up to the age of five are completely free of charge.
Interested parties can register now by phone at 05631 - 954 802 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information on the special train is also available at www.kurhessenbahn.de/landundgenuss.