The pilgrimage town in the heart of Westphalia is as short as its name, but as versatile. Located on the historic Hellweg and in the middle of the Soest Börde, Werl has a lot to offer. Especially the historic town center invites to discovery tours. Half-timbered houses, the imposing churches and buildings made of the typical green sandstone characterize the image of the pilgrimage town.
Since its foundation, the place has developed steadily. A visit to the städt. Museum at the Rykenberg presents the history. Werl is the third largest Marian pilgrimage site in Germany. The basilica is without question the most famous landmark of the town. Since 1661, people have been making pilgrimages to the image of Mary, the "Comforter of the Afflicted," in Werl. It is located on one of the St. James routes to Santiago de Compostela.
The city's most beautiful photo motif, Krämergasse, leads to the Provost Church of St. Walburga, whose mighty tower with its Baroque dome towers majestically above Krämergasse. Werl has a long salt tradition.
Werl's spa park borders directly on the historic town center. With its old trees, the park invites you to take a relaxing walk. If you take a seat on one of the benches at the Gradierwerk, you will find relaxation and peace. Whether art, sports, playground or salt creek - the offer to use the spa park as a local recreation area and adventure area, it is rich. For culture lovers Werl offers a varied cultural program, especially in the town hall. The numerous events in the city center, such as the Siederfest as the largest city festival, "Sunday in the Park" or the Christmas market, also invite visitors to Werl.
Cyclists will find a well-developed network of cycle paths in Werl, which allows relaxed cycling through the flat Hellweg region far away from the main traffic. Themed bike tours, such as the popular "Werler Kleeblatt" tours the supra-regional bike routes "QuerFeldLand-Route", "Westfälische Salzroute" and "Radroute historische Stadtkerne" offer wonderful insights.