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Bad Berleburg

Bad Berleburg

A Wonderland Of Nature

The beautiful town of Bad Berleburg is situated in the region of Siegen-Wittgenstein and it is well known for its forests and nature trails. Established for over 750 years, the town has a wealth of attractions for anyone who loves nature and the great outdoors. This town makes a lovely destination if you want to enjoy adventures in hiking, wandering around amongst the lush vegetation and seeing the wild animals.

Rothaargebirge Nature Park

The Rothaargebirge Nature Park surrounds the town which is dominated by the Castle Wittgenstein, a stately home built in the Baroque style and which holds a museum with artifacts from the house of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

In the park you can see bison, roe deer and hundreds of species of birds. The mountain trails cover a wide area so if you love hiking you can spend many hours wandering through this lush forest where there are plenty of streams and natural rock monuments.

Finding The Right Trail

At the information centre you can ask the well informed locals about which trails will be best suited to your level of fitness and you will find that there is something to suit everyone. Challenging hikes up mountainous terrain or gentle strolls through valleys will take you into the heart of the nature park and allow you to see the deer and other animals in their own natural habitat.

In The Town

In the town there are some very attractive buildings to look at and you can take a guided tour around the courtyard of the Schloss Wittgenstein. Some of the oldest buildings are half timbered and there are regular events held in the town such as the wool market and a marksmanship festival in July. In many places in the town you will see the coat of arms of the House of Sayn which features an upright bear.

Where To Stay In Bad Berleburg

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The hotels in Bad Berleburg offer a wide range of accommodation and you can choose to stay in a traditional or contemporary setting.

Gästehaus Schwarzenauer Mühle

Just two minutes walk from the River Eder, the Gästehaus Schwarzenauer Mühle is on the site of a 500 year old mill and it is a family run concern. Boasting five star rooms and facilities, the hotel has flat screen TVs with satellite in each room and every room has a fully equipped kitchen.

Breakfast is served each day in buffet style and in the garden there is a children’s playground. Next to the hotel runs a trail where you can hike or bike to see the nature park. The hotel lies 6.5 kilometres from Bad Berleburg.

Hotel Alte Schule

The Hotel Alte Schule is smaller but closer to Bad Berleburg. It is situated 500 metres from the main part of the town and is a beautiful half timbered property close to the Old Town centre. With stunning views of the Baroque Castle, the hotel has undergone many renovations but has retained its old world charm.

Wi-Fi is free and the beer garden offers a quiet place to sit and relax when evening comes. Hikers can ask for a packed lunch and in the town there are many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy traditional German food or International dishes. The staff are welcoming and speak English.

Hotel Jagdhaus Wiese

One of the most popular choices is the Hotel Jagdhaus Wiese which has four stars and an indoor pool. A large breakfast buffet is served daily, there is free Wi-Fi and spa facilities include a sauna and fitness centre where you can work out to get ready for your hikes.

The hotel restaurant serves delicious seasonal and local dishes and many of the hiking trails run close by the hotel which is 9.68 kilometres from the town.

Getting To Bad Berleburg

Bad Berleburg is in a quiet area of the country but is served by two airports, Cologne and Düsseldorf. Cologne airport is 123 kilometres away and Düsseldorf is 159 kilometres distant from the town.

By Air

Flying into Cologne airport, it will take about one and half hours to reach Bad Berleburg by car. There are also direct trains to the town from Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund.

By Train

Through Deutsche Bahn you can book tickets on the RE or RB train lines from Cologne, Düsseldorf or Dortmund. When you arrive at the train station in Bad Berleburg it is just a few minutes walk to the tourism centre and the town.

By Road

The journey from Cologne by car takes about one and half hours. The route takes you on the A4 motorway to Marburger Straße then the B508 to Kreuztal until you see the exit to Bad Laasphe (exit B54). Take the B508 and follow signs over K31, K45 and B62 to B480 to the city centre which is well signposted.

Attractions Close To Bad Berleburg

If you have had enough of hiking and exploring the countryside you may want to try some of the other attractions close by the Bad Berleburg.

Winter Sports

A trip to Bad Berleburg in winter will allow you the chance to try out the skiing and snow boarding in the mountains that surround this beautiful place. Tobogganing for children and snow hiking can be done with a guide who will ensure that everyone has fun but remains safe.

Sightseeing Around The Castle

The superb castle that has stood in Bad Berleburg for over 750 years is still owned by the same family. Take a tour around the halls and the chapel and see what makes this place so special. Look around the banquet hall and learn more through the guided tour that is available.

A Fascinating Destination

Most people visit Bad Berleburg to enjoy the hiking and trails in the forests. However, there is much more to this beautiful town and the many visitors who return each year always find something new and fascinating to discover and enjoy.

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