Sauerland: Vacation in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany

Why go far when the beauty is so close? In the heart of Germany lies the Sauerland, which is perfect for a vacation. While many automatically think of the sea or the mountains when planning a vacation, it is easy to forget how beautiful the landscape is in the middle of Germany as well. Here you can discover rolling hills, wide meadows, idyllic lakes and much more during a vacation in Sauerland.

Find accommodation for your vacation in Sauerland: Vacation apartment, vacation home or a hotel?

The selection of different accommodations, i.e. vacation apartments, vacation homes and hotels, in Sauerland is large. Thus, the different requirements for a vacation in the Sauerland can be perfectly served. The decision for a vacation apartment is often made by families or groups of friends who want to spend as much time together as possible, organize their vacation freely and make many excursions. Vacation homes meet the same needs. However, they are particularly suitable for those who are traveling in larger groups or want to travel with a pet. Here, too, you are particularly free to organize your vacation.

Exterior view of the front of the Hotel Diedrich Hallenberg

If the decision falls on a hotel, you usually do not have to worry about anything. The hotel takes care of everything - from breakfast to dinner - you only have to be present at the respective times. In addition, many hotels offer other convenient extras such as secure wifi and advice. For example, there are specialized hotels where you can fully pursue your need for relaxation. And exactly such a hotel is our house in Hallenberg.

Garden wing room in hotel Diedrich Sauerland

DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA: Your accommodation in Sauerland vacation

The DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA is located in the charming half-timbered town of Hallenberg in the Hochsauerland region. The focus in the wellness hotel for adults is on rest and relaxation from everyday life. Fine cuisine, a SPA area over four levels that invites you to relax, cordial staff and a central location in the middle of Hallenberg ensure that the 4 star superior hotel could be the perfect place for your vacation in the Sauerland. Also many other popular places of the Sauerland are not far away.

Frontal view of the outdoor infinity pool in cloudy and sunny weather at Hotel Diedrich, the wellness hotel in the Sauerland region

Discover Sauerland on vacation

The most famous cities of the Sauerland - and also those that are particularly suitable for a day trip - are:

Winterberg - 14 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Winterberg is a popular destination both in summer and winter. In winter it attracts as an inviting ski resort, which is also internationally known for the St. George ski jump as well as the bobsleigh run. In the warmer months, the Sauerland town attracts visitors with its numerous hiking and biking routes, such as the Rothaarsteig, which lead over the surrounding mountains. In addition, Winterberg has become a true highlight for active vacationers in recent years. A wide range of leisure activities - from action golf to fly-line - ensures that there is never a dull moment here.

Willingen - 42 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Although strictly speaking it is no longer in the Sauerland, Willingen somehow belongs to it. Strictly speaking, Willingen is part of the Upland, which already belongs to the Rothaargebirge and is located in northern Hesse. Just like Winterberg, Willingen is a well-known winter sports resort, which also has an international name due to the Mühlkopfschanze, a station of the annual FIS World Cup ski jumping. Just like Winterberg, it has established itself as a great destination for activities and for visiting restaurants and bars during the warmer months.

Schmallenberg - 43 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Historic half-timbered towns and numerous beautiful hiking trails make Schmallenberg a popular destination for passionate hikers. And there is also a lot to discover here for those interested in culture: For example, the town center of Schmallenberg is protected as a historic monument and invites you to admire the house facades during a relaxing walk.

Möhnesee - 76 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Named after the Möhestausee, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century, the place is now a popular destination on hot summer days. Affectionately called the "Westphalian Sea", the dam with a shore length of 40 kilometers inspires. Whether cycling or hiking around the lake or swimming and water sports on and in the lake: active vacationers will definitely get their money's worth here.

Meschede - 53 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Cute cafés in Meschede invite you to enjoy a break from the town's attractive shopping opportunities. For this reason alone, many Sauerlanders are drawn to Meschede. Those who would like to combine their excursion with a bit of culture can also take this opportunity to visit the St. Walburga parish church, including the treasury, or the town's landmark, the Friedenskirche (Peace Church) on the Klosterberg. Clearly connected with Meschede for vacationers is in particular the Hennesee, which attracts with many recreational opportunities - on the water and on land.

Medebach - 19 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Here the sun shines particularly much: Medebach is the place with the most sunshine hours in NRW. The reason for this is its location in the rainy region of the Rothaargebirge. Gentle hills adorn the landscape of Medebach, a popular destination for excursions is the bird sanctuary "Medebacher Bucht" with its rare animal and plant species.

Warstein - 56 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Many may only know it as a beer brand, but Warstein also has a lot to offer in terms of scenery. A picturesque floodplain landscape and gentle mountain ranges characterize Warstein. No wonder that the town and its surroundings are popular with hikers and cyclists.

Bestwig - 43 minutes by car from Hallenberg

Water march - Bestwig is home to the highest original waterfall in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Plästerlegge. Today, a large part of Bestwig is a nature reserve or landscape conservation area. For this reason, Bestwig is also very popular with hikers and cyclists.

Photo of the lookout tower Heidekopf in beautiful summer weather from the hiker's perspective

Vacation in the Sauerland: A varied time out that inspires

You can talk a lot, in the end you have to convince yourself whether a Sauerland vacation really meets your expectations. We, here in Hallenberg in the Sauerland, however, can only say from the bottom of our hearts how much we love our region.

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