Hotel Alte Schule
57319 Bad Berleburg
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Impressive forests and breathtaking views await you on your hiking holiday in the Sauerland.
The Rothaargebirge Nature Park alone with the Rothaarsteig offers you a whopping 800 kilometres of signposted hiking trails.
Numerous premium hiking trails take you through the beautiful nature of Bad Berleburg and its surroundings. The best known is certainly the Rothaarsteig. With a total length of 154 km, the "Path of the Senses" in the middle of Germany lets you experience hiking with all your senses.
In addition, the Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad and the Via Adrina attract hikers to small and large tours in the Sauerland. Diverse and mountainous landscapes also await you on the multi-day hike of the Panorama Trail, on the Red Kite High Trail or the circular hike of the Wisent Trail.
Challenging trails in harmony with culturally rich works of art: The "creative walk" WaldSkulpturenWeg, which was created between 2000 and 2010, stretches over 23 kilometres from Bad Berleburg to Schmallenberg. Here you can experience culture in direct contact with nature. Eleven international artists participated in the artwork of this special and challenging hiking trail and created something unique.
The background of the impressive representation is the historical past between the Protestant-influenced Wittgenstein and the Electoral-Catholic Sauerland.
Would you like to learn more about the area and get to know some very special trails and viewpoints? Then book a tour with our certified hiking guides:
Heidi Dickel (Tel.: 02751 2550) Frank Rother (Tel.: 02751469615)
Pleasurably over the Eder cycle path, collect kilometers and altitude meters with the racing bike on scenic country roads, with the e-bike over a thousand mountains - our homeland makes your cyclist's heart beat faster.
The Eder cycle path is ideal for an extended cycle tour along the 176 km long Eder, a tributary of the Fulda. In June, however, things get more racy there - the annual Cycling Experience Day attracts many enthusiasts to the popular route of the Eder Bike Tour.
Mountain bikers and racing cyclists are also catered for in the Rothaargebirge with various routes and tours.
Especially the Bike Arena in the Sauerland, with 150 excellent routes from Olpe to Willingen and divided into different levels of difficulty, represents a starting point for numerous cross and trekking bikers. Dirt bikers and BMX riders also get their money's worth. The dirt bike facility on the Stöppel in Bad Berleburg promises absolute riding fun on a 140 m x 20 m area - for beginners to advanced riders.
Bad Berleburg and its surroundings have a number of winter activities in store for you.
The Sauerland counts a whole 150 ski lifts that promise unique skiing fun north of the Alps.
Especially the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg with its 26 lifts and 34 slopes and the Postwiese in Neuastenberg with a snow guarantee of about 100 days a year are popular points of call for many winter sports enthusiasts. Bad Berleburg's neighbouring ski areas - such as the Pastorenwiesen cross-country ski centre in Wunderthausen and the DSV Nordic Active Centre on the Steinert in Girkhausen - are also direct neighbours of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland.
The cross-country trails in Christianseck as well as the Rothaar trail also inspire many cross-country skiers every year with wonderful winter landscapes.
Networked with other cross-country trails of the Wintersport-Arena Sauerland, the trails represent high-quality cross-country trails of the Nordicsport-Arena. Traditional snowshoe hiking around Bad Berleburg provides pure enjoyment of nature.
Here you can let your soul dangle and take in the breathtaking winter nature with all your senses!
Go on a foray through the bison wilderness, discover the baroque castle and visit the historic bakehouse.
A cultural highlight is the annual international music festival week.
In 2013, an attempt was made to release bison into the wild in the Rothaargebirge - with success! However, the animals rarely show themselves voluntarily. The bison wilderness therefore offers an exciting insight into this special species conservation project - a 20-hectare, almost untouched area is inhabited by another herd of bison.
Pay this one a visit with your family and hike 3 kilometres to the enclosure, where you can observe the animals up close. Unfortunately, the circular route is inaccessible to visitors with limited mobility and prams.
Alternatively, you have the option of walking along the approx. 600 metre long, almost completely flat farm track at reduced entrance fees. However, the view of the enclosure is limited.
A must for every visitor to Bad Berleburg: The castle of the Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg forms the centre of the historic old town and is located in the immediate vicinity of our romantic hotel. The associated castle park provides a graceful idyll and tempts to extensive and relaxing walks. The Berleburger cultural community regularly invites to concerts and events in a stylish ambience in front of the romantic backdrop of the castle.
Gabriele Rahrbach, as court lady Henriette Friederike von Bülow, travels back in time with you 300 years. On a guided tour outside of the castle, she reveals cultural and historical details as well as entertaining anecdotes from life in the 18th century. As Count Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Rahrbach will also guide you through Berleburg's upper town, starting in the vaulted cellar of the Altes Museum guesthouse. Experience Bad Berleburg from the perspective of a night watchman on an evening tour with Frank Rother. Experience the special atmosphere of the town at night and end the night with a warming nightcap.
Whether concerts, theatre, literature or cabaret -theKulturgemeinde Bad Berleburg e.V. has been providing the appropriate cultural programme for the town of Bad Berleburg since 1951. The varied offer inspires not only locals, but also holidaymakers are always welcome to participate.
An absolute highlight every year: the international music festival week delights visitors for a whole week with a variety of mostly classical musical performances against the romantic backdrop of the castle. Bad Berleburg also presents various concerts outside the festival week: In the castle as well as in the community centre at the market, instruments, voices and enthusiastic clapping of the audience resound regularly.
You can find the entire programme and all other event dates here.
If you fancy some homemade bread, visit the bakery in Bad Berleburg! It appears by name in the original cadastre as early as 1825 and has been on the list of monuments since 1993. In 2014, the long aging structure moved to its new location at the Espequelle with the support of the Verkehrs- und Heimatverein.
It now hosts regular baking events, to the delight of many schools and clubs, where local and traditional baked goods are produced in community. Right next to it is a Kneipp facility with arm and water treading pools for appropriate cooling
Improve your handicap on the golf course, immerse yourself in varied water worlds or treat yourself to a relaxing wellness treatment.
Are you a passionate golfer? In Sassenhausen, between Bad Berleburg and Bad Laasphe, a challenging 12-hole panoramic golf course awaits professionals and beginners alike
With its location at an altitude of up to 585 metres, the Wittgensteiner Land golf course is one of the highest golf courses north of the Alps. Breathtaking views and landscapes await you.
Dive into the refreshing water world of the Rothaarbad. With indoor swimming pool, counter-current system, outdoor wave pool, children's and family area as well as sauna world including tepidarium and steam bath, the Rothaarbad delights both young and old guests. You can reach the swimming pool from the hotel in just 5 minutes by car.