Old stain, Freudenberg in Siegen-Wittgenstein, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Bar­ri­er-free ex­per­i­ences in Sie­gen-Wit­tgen­stein

Idyll­ic nature and half-timbered ro­man­ti­cism

Gurg­ling brooks, chirp­ing birds, and forest wherever you look – the Sie­gen-Wit­tgen­stein re­gion has near-un­touched forests, spell-bound val­leys, and even some wild an­im­als here and there.

Travellers can find calm spots here, e.g. on the Rothaarsteig. The “Sensory path” is one of the most beautiful high paths in Europe, leading through the region’s unique natural landscape. Special themed routes take walkers to “hiking highlights to the left and right of the Rothaarsteig”. One of them is the “Fachwerkweg Freudenberg”, leading to the half-timbered town core, called the “Alter Flecken”. The half-timbered beauties in black and white are unique eye-catchers and a popular photo spot.

Beyond the half-timbered town of Freudenberg, many other idyllic little towns with historical town cores, palaces and castles are waiting to be explored. They include Bad Berleburg, Bad Laasphe, Hilchenbach, or Siegen.

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Be inspired: images of your NRW

Ausblick auf die Landschaft, © Rothaarsteigverein / K.-P.Kappest
Sunrise over the Rothaarsteig in the woods in Siegen-Wittgenstein, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Old stain, Freudenberg in Siegen-Wittgenstein, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Schloss Berleburg in bad Berleburg in Siegen-Wittgenstein, © Sascha Huettenhain, Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein