View of the Externsteine in the Teutoburg Forest, © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Bar­ri­er-free ex­per­i­ences in the Teuto­burg Forest

Ex­cur­sion des­tin­a­tions and hik­ing trails in nature

Forests, rivers and gentle hills: The nat­ur­al land­scape of the Teuto­burg Forest is unique. And the cit­ies in the re­gion are also worth vis­it­ing.

A holiday in the Teutoburg Forest goes hand-in-hand with total relaxation: Numerous state-certified therapeutic baths and spas as well as hikes through the low mountain landscape ensure a healthy time out.

Therapeutic baths and spas

In Bad Salzuflen, the healing power of brine is at work: Graduation works in the city that were once used to extract salt now create a sea-like climate. Up to 300,000 litres of salt water trickle over high blackthorn walls. At Bad Driburg spa park, visitors can experience the healing power of the moor and the Driburg thermal baths, where the state-certified thermal waters ensure the well-being and relaxation of their guests.

Gigantic spikes: Externsteine cliffs

The Externsteine rock formation near Horn-Bad Meinberg are particularly impressive and a natural highlight of the region. The sandstone giants reach toward the heavens and have been in the Teutoburg Forest since the Ice Age. Rare plants and animals such as the stag beetle live in the Externsteine area, which is now a protected nature reserve. The main cliffs of the Externsteine are reflected in a pond and provide a fantastic photo motif.

Further opportunities to experience the Teutoburg Forest can be found on the following websites: |

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Be inspired: images of your NRW

Die Externsteine in Horn-Bad Meinberg, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus OWL GmbH / A. Hub
Das Hermannsdenkmal von unten, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus OWL GmbH / S. Westermann
Das Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal aus der Luft, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus OWL GmbH / Kreis Minden-Lübbecke
Das Rathaus in Bielefeld, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH
The Externsteine in the Teutoburg Forest in winter, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Gradierwerk in Bad Salzuflen, © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.
Außenpool der Driburg Therme im Teutoburger Wald, © Driburg Therme GmbH
Aussicht auf Bielefeld im Teutoburger Wald bei Nacht, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH