Grebestein ( Low German: Grebe Steen ) is a small town in the district of Kassel, North Hesse ( Germany ).

  • 2.1 Amalgamations
  • 3.1 City Council
  • 3.2 partnerships
  • 4.1 Museums
  • 4.2 Music
  • 4.3 Structures
  • 4.4 Nature Park
  • 5.1 traffic



Grebestein lies to the west of the Reinhard Forest between Kassel and Hofgeismar the river Esse. Above the town stands the ruined castle Grebestein.

Neighboring communities

Grebestein borders in the north on the town Hofgeismar, in the northeast of the unincorporated area Gutsbezirk Reinhard Forest, on the east by the city Immenhausen, in the southeast on the community Espenau, to the south and west on the community Calden, and in the northwest of the city Liebenau (all in the district of Kassel).


  • Grebestein, with the hamlet of Thal Friedrich
  • Udenhausen
  • Castle Uffeln
  • Moreover, even among Grebestein a number of small hamlets and isolated farmsteads.



On 1 October 1970, the formerly independent communities castle Uffeln, shafts and Udenhausen were incorporated.


City Council

The municipal election held 27 March 2011 yielded the following results:


Grebestein maintains a ring partnership with the French community Lezoux in the Auvergne, with the Dutch community Lopik in the polder landscape north of the Lek and the Italian community Sarsina in Emilia -Romagna.

Culture and sights


  • Ackerbürger Museum in the "House Leak " Schachtener Str 11, built in 1431
  • Old dairy, Schachtener Str 4, built in 1780


  • TMG gymnastics and music community in 1980 Grebestein eV
  • Folk Choir Grebestein
  • Men's Choir 1840 Grebestein


  • Historic Old Town with its medieval towers of the city walls, the city hall, the Protestant City Church (formerly Church of Our Lady ) and numerous half-timbered houses, some of which are over medieval cellars
  • Ruins of Castle Grebestein ( on Castle Hill on the southern edge of the city) from the 13th century
  • The former Grebensteiner Landwehr between Grebestein Hofgeismar and can be seen only in a few places today, either as wood or as traces of moats; between Grebestein and Friedrich Thal, near the L 3233 found traces in the form of grave remains. The five former Wait, who secured the Landwehr, all are gone.

Nature parks

Economy and infrastructure


Grebestein is located on the main road 83

The town lies on the railway line Kassel- Warburg and is approached from the RegioTram and regional express trains. It belongs to the North-Hessian Transport Association.

The 27.92 km long section of the Friedrich -Wilhelms- North train from Grebestein about Hümme to Bad Karl harbor, which was opened on 30 March 1848 was the first railway in the Electorate of Hesse. 1872 was traced out again after a serious rail accident around the city.

Individuals with regard to Grebestein

  • Louis the Junker (1305-1345), third son of Count Otto I of Hesse, 1328-1345 Lord to Grebestein.
  • Hermann I of Hesse (by 1306 - by 1368 ), fourth son of Count Otto I, 1349-1368/70 Lord to Grebestein.
  • Landgrave Hermann II of Hesse (1341-1413), son of Louis the Junkers, who was born in 1341 at Castle Grebestein.
  • Wilhelm Pfeffer (1845-1920), botanist, was born in Grebestein.
  • Dietrich von shafts († 1503), author of a travelogue to Palestine in 1491, as a companion of the Landgrave William of Hesse; Born in shafts, bailiff to Grebestein.
  • Karl Schomburg (1781-1841), mayor of Kassel, born in Grebestein.
  • Hans Hubert Kleppe ( born 1939 ), author and poet