Enjoy nature and experience culture in Arnsberg...

... the old capital of the duchy of Westphalia


Arnsberg is the historical gateway to the "Land of the thousand hills", the Sauerland. Here rolling landscapes, clear lakes, green forests, lush meadows and spotlessly clean timbered houses form the scenery. And Arnsberg as well, with its districts and villages, presents itself romantic, versatile and close to nature within a beautiful and well wooded countryside.

The well preserved mediaeval Old Town with its stately castle ruin and the quarter, in classicistic style, are unique in a wide area and invite you to stroll around and stay. Concert and theatre offerings of the "Sauerland-Theatre", the fringe theatre of the "KulturSchmiede" (Smithy of culture), exhibitions of supra-regional meaning and last but not least the "International Summer Event of Art" with its well attended summer workshops attract culturally interested guests into the old capital of the duchy of Westphalia.

Within the scope of various guided tours the mediaeval history of the local Counts and Electors and, as well, the one of the Prussian Kings, is being explained from various perspectives. The exemplarily developed net of hiking trails, the Nordic.Fitness.Park, Arnsberg, the exposed location between the dams (Möhne and Sorpe) as well as various tourist features within the town let Arnsberg be an ideal whereabouts. The yearly summer programme of the open air theatre "Herdringer Freilichtbühne" is an attraction for the whole family and in the Wildlife Forest "Wildwald Vosswinkel" big, as well as little visitors can go observing wildlife.

One can have fun in the water theme park "Nass" (borough of Hüsten) with its big bathing and sauna world, whatever the weather; and cosily as well as comfortably equipped hotels and guesthouses invite you to stay overnight. The gastronomical range offers something for every liking.