Herzlich Wilkommen at Soodehof Eins!
In the middle of the fairytale-like Reinhardswald forest in Hofgeismar stands the first German FarmCamps farm run by farmer Günther, farmer’s wife Juliane and their two sons. In less than half an hour’s drive you can reach the fairytale capital Kassel, where the Brothers Grimm wrote fairytales and legends almost 200 years ago… and the story of this nice couple would have fitted in perfectly there.
Juliane has been living in the big city for years when, out of love for horses, she meets farmer Günther again at an event in her home region. Sparks fly during this visit and things immediately take off and Juliane decides to move back to Hombressen for her prince charming.
With 200 hectares of arable land, 140 dairy cows and just as many young cattle, Soodehof Eins is both an arable and dairy farm. They attach great importance to sustainability and therefore practise recycling management. For example, the cows’ excrement is fed into the biogas plant, which generates enough green electricity for the village! The manure that remains is spread on the fields as fertiliser for the plants. Some of it is then used as fodder for the cows. And so the circle closes again 😉.
The animals feel at home on this beautiful, spacious farm. For example, the cows have spacious cubicles, delicious cow brushes and year-round access to pasture. Thanks to this good care for the cows, the milk has the highest German animal welfare seal. Milking is done by two milking robots, but farmer Günther will be happy to show you how a cow is milked by hand and how he manages the rest of the large farm. How cool is that!
Soodehof Eins is a paradise for animal lovers. Not only can you help with the cows, but you can also look after the calves, chickens, dogs, sheep, goats and lots of horses and ponies. The latter two are the great love of farmer Juliane, so there is plenty to do for horse lovers. From grooming your own pony to pony riding under the enthusiastic guidance of Juliane herself. And those who already have some experience can go for a forest ride themselves in the beautiful woods behind the farm.
Children can also let off steam here. There is a large playground with climbing frame, trampoline, sandpit and bird’s nest swing. Or discover the farm with the pedal tractor or play in the hay. Juliane and her staff also organise all kinds of activities, such as a torchlight hike through the forest, craft sessions and maybe staff member Christian will take you for a tractor ride! As you can read, you won’t be bored for a single moment on this farm.
For a super farm experience in a beautiful setting in Germany, you’ve come to the right place with this hospitable and lovely family. Fairytales come true here 😉.
Soodehof Eins, the dairy farm of Günther and Juliane, is located in the middle of the Reinhardswald. They live here with their two children Leonard and Juri. A beautiful place where you can enjoy the farm, the peace and the beautiful surroundings to the fullest.
At FarmCamps Soodehof Eins you can sleep in one of the 3 luxurious barn tents with air conditioning. The luxury barn tents are equipped with a private bathroom with bath, a large luxury kitchen with dishwasher and the Hay Hay sleeping loft. From the tent you have a beautiful view of the forest.
You are guaranteed to enjoy peace and quiet at this FarmCamps farm. This will be relaxing on the other side of the border.
On this farm it is also possible to stay overnight with your own camping equipment on one of the three pitches. On the farm there are also 2 holiday flats, 1 holiday home and 2 family rooms that can be rented directly. It is also possible to bring dogs to this farm.
No farm adventure would be complete without learning a thing or two from the professionals. And farmer Günther and farmer’s wife Juliane personally make sure of that.
So you can milk the cows by hand with farmer Günther or help out in the barn, or accompany farmer’s wife Juliane on a torchlight hike through the forest, where she will tell you all about the fairy tales that take place in this area. The farm’s location by the forest is also ideal for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. Put on your sportiest clothes and explore the forest on foot or by bike! If it’s hot, you can also cool off in the shallow De Soode stream that flows behind the farm.
If you are more in the mood to play then you won’t be disappointed! Go-karting, trampoline jumping or swinging on the bird’s nest swing. Here there are no rules – just enjoy yourself!
Upon check-in, children will receive FarmCamps’ Farmers Passport. These are loaded with fun and educational activities which they can do independently or together with their farmer. Your mini-farmers can discover and experience real life on a farm.
For each completed task they will receive a stamp in their Farmer’s Passport. When their work is done Then, of course, they deserve the one and only Farmhand Diploma!
During each stay, farmer Günther or farmer’s wife Juliane will give a Tour de Boer (farmer’s tour) of their farmyard. They will be happy to tell you what they do, how they work and show you around their farm.
As they show you around you get to find your bearings and also hear special stories about the farm.
Have you always been curious about where supermarket milk comes from? Then join farmer Günther in milking the cows! Meanwhile, he will tell you all about the cow and what it eats and drinks.
Did you know that a lot of German fairy tales are based on the area around the farm? Join farmer Juliane on a torchlight walk, during which she will tell you all about these fairy tales!
Every now and then, farmer Günther organises a cosy pizza evening! The kids can fill their own pizza with their favourite ingredients after which the farmer puts the pizzas in the wood-fired oven. And then, of course, eat it together!
Take a ride with one of our cute walking ponies. While the children sit on the pony and the parents hold the pony, you can stroll around our grounds or through the adjacent forest. take a stroll.
You want your “own” pony on holiday? You can! Our Shetlander Fenna or Pony Lea are very sweet and easy to ride. Besides one hour of independent riding per day, you are also responsible for the care.
You can have a great pony experience with Juliane and Kirsten several times a week. The riding experience takes place in the riding arena or in the indoor riding arena a few 100 metres away.
You are an experienced rider and would like to ride alone? Then hire Princess, Juliane’s horse, for an hour for a nice ride in the forest. Also possible for adults with a lot of experience.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday there is childcare on the farm between 3 and 5 pm for children from the surrounding area. Then all kinds of fun activities are undertaken with the ponies. FarmCamp guests are of course very welcome. Parents do not have to be present and have a nice two hours to themselves 😉.
There is nothing like ending the day with a campfire. Enjoying the setting sun with the other guests, while the kids roast marshmallows.
Looking for ultimate relaxation? If you don’t feel like making your own breakfast, farmer Juliane will make a delicious breakfast for you and deliver it to your tent.
If you fancy some really fresh milk straight from the cow, you can have a bottle filled every day by farmer Günther.
Near the farm there are 2 farm shops where you can buy fresh produce. And if you don’t feel like cooking yourself, join the barbecues that are organised weekly from May onwards.
No one likes going home with a bag of dirty washing, so we recommend you order the towel bundle and rent some genuine FarmCamps overalls for the kids. This way they look just like a farmer and their clothes don’t get so dirty either!
All these extras can be ordered when booking or upon arrival on the farm.
A deliciously fresh farmers breakfast delivered to your tent including fresh bread, milk, juice, eggs (you cook these to your own liking) and of course a variety of condiments.
Treat yourself to a tasty farmers BBQ including local artisan meats, salads, bread and sauces and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a treat for the kids. The barbecue (charcoal or gas) is included in the price.
No need to lug around your own baby gear! This package includes a baby bed, high chair and a changing mat. Don’t forget to bring your baby’s own bed linen though.
Not only will your mini-farmers look very cool in these red overalls but you’ll be sure their clothes don’t get ruined!
Includes 1 x large and 1 x small, thick white towel. Perfect for leaving washing behind at the end of your holiday!
For € 5.50 per bed we’ll make sure your beds are ready and waiting for you. Fall into them as soon as you arrive and let the relaxation begin! The coffee lovers bundle
We know from experience that you are unlikely to leave the farmyard. Just because there is so much to do at FarmCamps Soodehof Eins and the kids won’t be bored for a minute. And then the parents have a good time too, right?
If you want to see something of the area, there are many possibilities near the farm. Popular activities near Soodehof Eins are hiking, cycling, kayaking and canoeing on the Diemel. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for climbing and abseiling in the nearby mountains. Culture lovers can visit Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hofgeismar or Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. There are also many restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy local specialities and socialising. There is plenty to do for an unforgettable holiday!
Do you feel like being active? Then go canoeing from Trendelburg to Wülmersen on the River Diemel. This is about 1.5 hours of paddling through beautiful nature.
In this heated pool with a water temperature of 25 to 27 degrees, you can enjoy swimming all year round! The pool is located in a park, so that will be great swimming in the greenery.
Fancy a nice day’s swimming? Then head to the Waldschwimmbad in Kelze. This pool originated from the fire pond of the Kelze volunteer fire brigade. At the pool you will also find a small eatery, a small beer garden and a kiosk.
In need of some relaxation? Then Weser Therme Bad Karlshafen is the right place for you! Here you can spend a whole day relaxing in the sauna, enjoying the wellness area or having a nice bite to eat.
Minigolf is always fun, of course, but even more fun to do it on the farm! About 25 kilometres from the farm is Erlenhof, where you can have fun playing and there is also an 18-hole minigolf course.
Just over 20 kilometres from the farm, you’ll find this trampoline park where you can jump around for hours. There is even a ninja course and a climbing course! After jumping, you can relax in the sky lounge here.
Fancy some more adventure? Then head to Kletterzentrum Nordhessen for a whole day of indoor climbing and scrambling fun. With more than 1,000 m2 of climbing surface, you won’t run out here any time soon! There is also a bistro where you can have something to eat or drink with a view of the climbing wall.
Just over 15 km from the farm, you will find the Sababurg Zoo, in the middle of the Reinhardswald Forest. Here you will find animals such as sea eagles, wolves and Humboldt penguins. Here you can also book special experiences, such as being an animal nurse for a day!
Reinhardswald is Europe’s most beautiful natural fairytale forest where you will find many traces of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales. At Trendelburg Castle, for example, you can meet Raponsje, while Sababurg takes you to the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty.
Do you like to seek higher ground? Then drive 27 km from the farm to the Weser Skywalk and Hannoversche Klippen. On this 4.5 km hike, you are guaranteed to enjoy the beautiful views of the area!
Kassel is not only a fun city to visit, but also has a very large park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a lot to discover here: the huge Hercules Monument, giant waterfalls and fountains, Wilhelmshöhe Castle and Löwenburg Castle and plenty of space to rest next to the water features in this vast park.
In the middle of the Reinhardswald Forest, you will find Sleeping Beauty Castle. The castle’s garden is open every Friday to Sunday from May to the end of October and admission is free. If that doesn’t make for an enchanting day, we don’t know what does.
Less than 10 kilometres from the farm, you will find the town of Hofgeismar. Here you will find typical German half-timbered houses, all kinds of shops and nice restaurants and terraces.
The Brothers Grimm lived in Kassel for 30 years and many of their fairy tales are based in the area. At this museum in Kassel, you will learn more about the fairy tales written by the brothers.
We are happy to answer all your questions.
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