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Campsite Sauerland Germany
Campsites in Sauerland are located in an area of great natural beauty. Although it is as a winter holiday destination that many know the Sauerland, this part of Germany is green in summer and perfect for holidays at a campsite. Sauerland is a region of very varied countryside: reservoirs, hills, lovely valleys and steep mountains with fantastic hiking trails and limestone caves with stalactites. In cultural terms, too, this is a very diverse corner of the country.
Campsites Sauerland: hiking, cycling, watersports
If you can’t get enough of hiking or cycling, Sauerland is the place for you: it has endless walking and cycle paths, allowing everything up to a hike of several days or special themed routes. You’ll never be short of a good route within reach of your campsite! Sauerland is a medium-height mountain range, with a suitable challenge for every type of sporty camper.
This is a region boasting over 1,400 kilometres of cycle paths! The extensive woods with their crystal-clear streams and rivers make it a wonderful area to cycle or mountain bike through. And if you don’t much fancy struggling up all those mountains on pedal power, then you’ll be relieved to know that you can hire electric bikes in Sauerland.
As if all this wasn’t enough by way of activity, Sauerland is also a paradise for watersports fans, due to its many reservoirs. Biggesee, Hennesee, Mohnesee and Diemelsee are just four of the local artificial ‘seas’ where you can spend a day sailing, canoeing or surfing to your heart’s content. Of course, you could do without any equipment and just take a dip to chill out!
Sights in Sauerland
You’ll never have a problem finding villages and towns of cultural significance when you’re on your campsite. Sauerland is in the heart of Germany, straddling the central states of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia — the whole region has a hugely rich heritage. Just three of the possibilities:
Brilon is a true medieval town; it prospered from the mining of metal ores in the local hills. One of the main sights is the massive West Tower of the Provost’s Church of Saints Peter and Andrew (Propsteikirche St. Petrus und Andreas). The town hall (Rathaus) dates from 1300, making it one of Germany’s oldest and a must to visit.
This town houses an imposing castle (Burg Altena), which has just marked its centenary as the world’s very first youth hostel. The beauty of this town is best enjoyed from the vantage point of the castle. Half an hour’s drive away are the gorgeous caves of Attendorn.
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Famed as a winter sports destination (the name means ‘Winter Mountain’), this is also an outstanding place to come camping. Winterberg has some nice attractions, including some beautiful salt caves, and you can go karting or sledding here.
Camping in Sauerland is fun for children, too: for instance, you could take them out for the day to Fort Fun amusement park or to the Wild- und Freizeitpark in Willingen. Sauerland is a region full of contrasts and you are guaranteed to have a really enjoyable time here.