Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Brilon – city of the forest

    Tourist-Information, Derkere Str. 10a, 59929

    How to Get There?


      Brilon fits well into the network of the German railway (Deutsche Bahn). It is only a few minutes on foot from the station 'Brilon Stadt' into the local middle.

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      Brilon is accessible from all directions. From the West: A1, A44, A445/A46 and the federal highway B7 to Brilon. From the North: A2, A33 and the federal highway B480 to Brilon. From the East: A44 and the federal highway B7. From the South: A44 and the federal highway B7 to Brilon.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.394436
      LONGTITUDE: 8.568258



      From Berlin, Braunschweig, Hildesheim, Hamburg, Göttingen and Kassel, it goes with the 'Fernbus' (long distance bus) low-priced and relaxed in the city of the forest.

      Nearest station

      Brilon Busbahnhof

      The nearest airport is the international airport of Paderborn/Lippstadt (40 km north of Brilon). The express bus line S60 and the line 460 operate between the Paderborn main train station and the terminal at the airport. From there take the bus S80 direction 'Brilon Markt' and exit at 'Brion Stadt'.

      Nearest airport


    Why Go There?

    Brilon – city of the forest – enchants visitors at a first glance. Wonderful old half-timbered houses, various shopping facilities and forest as far as the eye can see.

    Who walk through the old town of Brilon, wanders through many centuries. Brilon, first mentioned in 973, is one of the most important Hanseatic cities of Westphalia and an enjoyable experience at any time of year. Whether in the spring, summer, autumn or in winter – Brilon offers countless possibilities for a pleasant and relaxing holiday.

    Brilon is a state-approved Kneipp health resort. The city area covers an area of 229.2 km² (111.6 km² is forest). It's not without reason that Brilon is popular with walkers, hikers and cyclists.

    The Brilon town hall is one of the oldest town halls in Germany. Landmark of the town is the Church of St. Petrus and Andreas (Propsteikirche St. Petrus und Andreas) with her 63 m high tower. The many fountains are worth seeing in Brilon. Some have only been created in the 1990s, others already have a very long history.

    The spa park (Kurpark) offers several water areas with rest and sunbathing facilities and a Kneipp facility. In the summer months, concerts regularly take place on the terrace of the 'Haus am Kurpark'.

    Due to its central location, Brilon is also an ideal starting point for excursions in the surroundings. Enjoy your stay – Brilon will enchant you!

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Derkere Str. 10a, 59929, Brilon, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    The Sauerland – and especially Brilon – is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. The city is not called "City of the forest". Countless hiking trails await the visitors. One can hike alone or with a ranger. There are also fully-guided adventure tours and hikes in English offered, which let you experience the wonderful nature, culture and history first-hand.


    Go on shopping tour through the pedestrian zone with their covered passages and winding side streets or visit the 'Brilon Arkaden' – a shopping center direct at the train station. Highly recommended: the weekly market (Wednesday and Saturday) with fresh and local products from the region.

    Local speciality

    The 'Briloner Waldfee' is a green herbal liqueur with 32 % Vol. and a nice souvenir of your holiday in Brilon or a small present for the ones at home. You can buy it in many shops.


    The 'Bike Arena Sauerland' is a cycle path network in the Sauerland region. The network includes over 40 routes with about 1,700 km total length. The routes are divided in different difficulty levels (easy to difficult) and requirements to the wheels (mountain bikes, road bikes, trekking and city bikes). To a large extent, the paths are signposted. Brilon is one of the starting points.

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