Funding for border trail Waldeck-Frankenberg

With around 400 kilometers, the Waldeck-Frankenberg district is currently planning Europe's longest continuous trail and bike route network together with 14 other municipalities. For the implementation of the mammoth project, the Waldeck-Frankenberg district is being funded by the state of Hesse with six million euros. The decision was recently handed over online.

The first routes are to be open to traffic from 2022 - and everything is to be ready by 2025. A special unique selling point: All trails will be designed so that everyone can cycle them and, above all, everyone will have fun doing so - from children to active seniors. "This project is not only a spectacular offer for enthusiastic bikers, but also an outstanding example of exemplary and forward-looking inter-communal cooperation," said the district administrator in praise of the extraordinary project and all those involved in it. "The nice thing is that everyone not only has their own municipality in mind, but together we see the whole with great potential. In this context, we would like to sincerely thank the state of Hesse and the EU for their support for this unique project."

Several million euros are being invested in planning and construction. Six million euros of this will come from the state program Gemeinschaftsaufgabe "Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschaftsstruktur" (Improvement of the Regional Economic Structure), or GRW for short, and further funds from the European Regional Development Fund.

"With innovative projects like these, we don't want to focus on the money giver, but on the idea giver," says Gottfried Milde of Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen, through which the state funding is awarded to the district. "We are pleased to be able to support this project. Because: It creates a unique tourist added value for the Waldeck-Frankenberg region," was the tenor of the participating CDU members Armin Schwarz, Claudia Ravensburg and Timo Hartmann.