Soodehof Eins

Dairy farm in Hofgeismar, Germany

Fairytales really do exist......

Herzlich Willkommen on 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 beautiful surroundings in Germany, this welcoming and lovely family is the right place to be. Here, fairy tales come true 😉.

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What a great choice!

Enjoying the beautiful German countryside

This is what makes this farm so much fun!

Guests about FarmCamps Soodehof Eins:

A great stay. Very good service. Lovely hosts. Were always willing to help. Nice activities. Very clean tent.

Family Romijn

A quick peek at Soodehof Eins

Where do I sleep

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 apartments, 1 holiday home and 2 family rooms that can be rented directly. It is also possible to bring dogs to this farm.

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Luxury Barn Tent with Air conditioning ❄ & ☀

Luxury Barn Tent with Air conditioning and bathroom in the tent. Spaciously furnished including a cosy living area.

Own lodgings

FarmCamps Soodehof Eins also offers 3 accommodations for rent and 3 camping pitches for guests with their own camping equipment. More information can be found on the website of the farm itself.

Finding out is fun!

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.

You can watch the cows being milked by the milking robot together with farmer Günther or one of the employees, take care of the ponies together with farmer Juliane or listen to the fairy tales told by Juliane during the campfire.

And of course you can do a lot of things with the lovely ponies here. Cuddling, brushing, walking, riding or an outdoor ride through the adjoining forest.

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, playing footbal, trampoline jumping or swinging on the bird’s nest swing. You can have a great time!

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Farmer’s Passport

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!

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Farm Tour

During each stay, farmer Juliane or farmer Günther give a Tour de Boer (farmer tour) around their farmyard. They will be happy to tell you more about how they farm and, of course, what you can do on their farm.

This way you get to know all about the farm and hear unique and special stories about the animals that live there.

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Walking pony

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.

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Grooming pony

You want your “own” pony on holiday? You can! Our Shetlander Fenna or Ponies Lea and Annabelle are very sweet and easy to ride. For the experienced riders, we also have Fleur, our beautiful, brown Hanoverian.

Besides one hour of independent riding per day, you are also responsible for the care.

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E-bike + Quad rental

With one of our four e-bikes you can take a nice trip through the neighbourhood. And for the little ones, we also have a bike trailer. If you like a bit more speed and adventure, take a ride on our 2-seater quad bike. For children aged 4-8, we also have an electric children’s quad with which they can explore the farm.

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Pony riding

You can go pony or horse riding with Juliane and Kirsten several times a week. The riding takes place in the riding arena or, in case of bad wetter, in the indoor riding arena a few 100 metre s away. Riding skills are not necessary and adults can also ride here.

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Outdoor ride

Are you an advanced rider and feel like exploring the area? Then hire Annabelle, Juliane’s horse, for a nice ride in the forest or through the hilly countryside. Possible for both children and adults who are experienced.

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Children's Pony Programme

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 😉.

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There’s no better way to end the day with a campfire. Enjoying the setting sun with the other guests, while the kids roast marshmallows and farmer Juliane tells fairy tales from the area.

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Practical & delicious

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.

Don’t feel like piles of laundry upon your return home? Then order the Towel Package and rent the one and only FarmCamps farmer’s overalls for the kids. They will look like a farmer and don’t get their clothes so dirty!

All these extras can be ordered when booking or upon arrival on the farm.

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Breakfast in Tent

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.

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BBQ night

Don’t feel like cooking yourself. Then why not join us for our weekly BBQ on Thursdays. Together with other guests, we make it a pleasant evening.

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Baby bundles

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.

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FarmCamp Mini-Farmers Overalls

Not only will your mini-farmers look very cool in these red overalls but you’ll be sure their clothes don’t get ruined!

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Towel bundles

Includes 1 x large and 1 x small, thick white towel. Perfect for leaving washing behind at the end of your holiday!

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A welcoming bed

What better way is there to soak up the beautiful landscape than to take a lovely bike ride from the farm. Luckily you can hire a range of bikes on the farm. There are bikes for adults, children’s bikes and even the popular Babboe box bike, perfect for packing everything in for a family trip to the beach.

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Not a moment’s boredom!

We know from experience that you are unlikely to leave the farmyard. Simply 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!

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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.

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Bad am Park

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.

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Waldschwimmbad Kelze

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.

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Weser Therme Bad Karlshafen

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.

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Erlenhof Minigolf

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.

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Superfly Kassel

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.

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Kletterzentrum Nordhessen

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.

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Sababurg Zoo

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!

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Reinhardswald Nature Park

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.

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Weser-Skywalk and Hannoversche Klippen

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!

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Museum landscape Hessen Kassel

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.

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Sleeping Beauty Castle

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 admiss