The Sauerland - located in the south-east of NRW - delights with its colorful diversity. In spring, the fresh green of the meadows glows, in summer the gold of the fields shines. In autumn, the forests turn colorful, in winter the peaks are powdered white. And at any time of year, the region has plenty of excursion tips for you - in the fresh air and also "under cover".
In the warm season, the five large reservoirs - the Sauerland-Seen - attract people from the neighborhood, but also from other parts of NRW to visit. Here you can go swimming, enjoy the sun in the lidos or take a trip across the water on one of the passenger boats. Or you can take it sporty and go surfing, sailing, diving or stand-up paddling. No wonder they are considered top excursion destinations.
You can also have lots of fun in the adventure pools and amusement parks. Get up close to the local animals in one of the wildlife parks or on a ranger tour through the countryside. Do you like shopping? Many stores await you in the pretty little towns, and you can find bargains in the outlets of local brand manufacturers - the Sauerland has plenty of them.
The many museums and technical monuments offer even more indoor experiences and lots of interesting facts - the cultural and industrial history of the Sauerland comes to life here, as there is something to experience and participate in almost everywhere.
As I said, a trip is worthwhile at any time of year: in winter, you can admire the tranquil natural surroundings on a walk and then stop off at one of the cozy cafés or restaurants and treat yourself to a warm drink.
The caves in the Sauerland are also a special feature. Several stalactite caves are waiting to be explored by you - a great insider tip, especially in bad weather. And if you are fascinated by the region's underground treasures, why not visit one of the visitor mines or tunnels?