Vacations in the Sauerland: The perfect destination for every type of vacation
The Sauerland in North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the most interesting vacation regions in Germany, but is still an insider secret.
The great advantage of this is that you can spend your vacations here far from mass tourism. Whether active vacationers or those looking for peace and quiet, animal lovers, seniors or families with small children, everyone experiences their own personal moments of happiness on vacation in the Sauerland.
The Verse vacation farm in Melbeck Valley is located in the heart of the Sauerland and welcomes you all year round with attractive offers for tailor-made vacations.
Vacations in the South Westphalian Sauerland means a great mixture of relaxation and adventure. Not only hiking and cycling are among the most popular outdoor activities, but many other attractions such as technical museums, historical monuments and culinary experiences await vacation guests who are looking for something special.
Climbers, riders and golfers also get their money's worth here and motorcyclists experience pure driving pleasure.
Climbing experiences in the Sauerland: It doesn't always have to be the Alps
The Sauerland is often called the "Land of a Thousand Mountains".
They are not high, but very diverse.
Whether natural rocks or high ropes courses, there are endless possibilities for visitors climbing in the Sauerland.
The Biggesee climbing park, the Wennefelsen climbing area in Eslohe or the Borghausen climbing area in Lennefeld offer varied routes.
The most attractive sport climbing routes are just as easily accessible as climbing halls.
They are ideal for anyone who wants to try something new but don't want to take any risks.
Indoor climbers feel very comfortable in the Sauerland climbing hall right next to the Sauerland leisure center in Schmallenberg, and the Blox bouldering hall in Finnentrop is particularly suitable for beginners.
Family vacation in the Sauerland: There is a lot on offer here for young and old
The hosts in the Sauerland are well prepared for the needs of families, so your family vacation in the Sauerland is already off to a good start.
Once you have discovered the attractiveness of the lake landscape for yourself, you will not miss the sea again.
Whether on foot, by bike or by train, the scenic and cultural highlights are all within easy reach.
Farm vacations are particularly popular for families with children.
No wonder, because there is plenty of space to explore, ponies to ride, cows to stroke, hay bales to run around and much more.
In the Sauerland, you will also find a large number of allergy-friendly vacation farms.
Are you interested in cultural history?
No problem, the newly renovated Sauerland Museum in Arnsberg or the “Steam, Country and People Museum” in Eslohe are just two examples of exhibitions that are suitable for families with children.
The “Steam, Country and People Museum” is located in the middle of nature and is not far from the Verse vacation farm.
Feel like you are flying with the pure freedom of a cycling vacation in the Sauerland
Breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy with all your senses when you are on a bike vacation in the Sauerland.
You will experience varied routes for every type of cyclist and you can take a break at any time to take in the beauty of the landscape.
Regardless of whether you want to enjoy cycling or really work out, there are routes for every taste and every level of fitness.
Beautiful trail parks, mountain bike routes and roads for ambitious racing cyclists await sporty vacationers.
Many providers specialize in bicycle guests and also offer bicycle-specific services along with comfortable accommodation.
Hiking vacation in the Sauerland: disconnect completely without any accessories
The more than 3,800 km² Sauerland-Rothaargebirge nature park is an El Dorado for hikers. It is one of the largest nature parks in Germany and extends from the Märkisches Kreis, to the Olpe district and the Hochsauerland.
Numerous benches invite you to linger along the well-marked hiking trails.
Anyone looking for peace and relaxation has come to the right place.
A hiking vacation in the Sauerland is particularly beautiful in autumn, because then you will be overwhelmed by a superlative play of colors.
Three award-winning long-distance hiking trails run through the middle of the Sauerland:
the Rothaarsteig, the Sauerland Forest Route and the Sauerland Höhenflug.
Not to forget the many themed routes that offer wonderful hiking experiences for all generations.
You can explore the “Sauerland-Spuren” circular routes within a day.
Ask the Verse family from the Verse vacation farm for suggestions and hiking tips.
Highlights of your Sauerland vacation: Mine tunnels and industrial monuments
The original mine train from the Sauerland visitor mine in Ramsbeck is a very special experience.
Although it is no longer used by miners today, it offers visitors the opportunity to drive one and a half kilometers into the mountain.
In addition to the historical mine tunnels, the Sauerland is also known for industrial monuments and technical museums.
Particularly noteworthy are the filigree observation towers, which also fascinate with their architecture.
Another highlight is the famous "Karl May Festival Elspe" (also known as the Elspe Festival).
The venue is in the immediate vicinity of the Verse vacation farm and offers unforgettable experiences.
Lakes in the Sauerland: Recreation with the fun factor
It is above all the great lakes that make the region so attractive.
The large Biggesee-Listersee as well as the Möhne-, Henne-, Sorpe- and Diemelsee are all dams, which doesn't detract from their attractiveness, because you are only able to tell at second glance that the water has been dammed here.
The lakes not only provide the population with drinking water, they are also flood protection and are of inestimable value as recreational areas.
In summer, they are leisure paradises with their own beaches, beautiful circular paths and wonderful water sports.
In addition, the Sauerland lakes are also a fishing paradise.
Winter vacation in the Sauerland: enjoy the snow crunching beneath your feet with a panoramic view
The Sauerland also shows fascinating facets on winter vacations with the family.
Tobogganing, skiing and ice skating are just three of the many ways you can spend your vacation days actively.
The Sauerland winter sports arena extends over the Rothaarkamm and advertises that it is the best-known winter sports area north of the Alps - now that's worth checking out for yourself!
Discover snow-covered winter hiking trails and stop by one of the cozy inns after a varied tour.
The Winterberg ski area is one of the most famous winter sports arenas in the Sauerland, but the family-friendly Fahlenscheid ski area, the closest to the Verse vacation farm, is also worth mentioning.
As an alternative to hotels, mountain huts or the vacation apartments and vacation home Mondschein by the Verse vacation farm are real insider secrets.
Take your dog on vacation in the Sauerland: Pets welcome!
In the Sauerland, dog owners don't have to search long for suitable vacation accommodation for themselves and their beloved four-legged friends.
The local landlords have a soft spot for dog owners and want to make it as comfortable as possible for animals and people.
Dogs enjoy the extensive hiking trails as much as their masters, and the accommodations also offer animal-friendly comfort.
Here you know what the perfect vacation in the Sauerland with your dog has to offer.
The cozy Verse vacation farm in Melbeck Valley also has charming, dog-friendly vacation apartments near the forest.
Everyone is made happy here according to their own tastes.