The Kaufungen Forest is a range of steep, wooded hills straddling the border between the states of Hesse and Lower Saxony in central Germany. It takes its name from the town Kaufungen.
The hills lie in the fork of the Rivers Fulda and Werra, which meet at Hannoversch Münden just to the north. They are bounded to the west and north-west by the Fulda valley, and to the east and north-east by the Werra valley. The southern boundary is less clearly defined, as the range merges into the gentler hills of the Söhrewald to the south-west, and climbs towards the high plateau of the Hoher Meißner to the south-east.
The highest natural point is 643 m Hirschberg; however the 641 m summit of Bilstein forms a much better natural viewpoint, and since 1869 has been crowned with an observation tower.
Coordinates 51°19'16.239" N 9°43'36.945" E