Neuenrade - Auszeit


Neuenrade in the romantic Hönnetal

The Hönne, which gives the romantic Hönnetal its name, rises in Neuenrade. The small town is surrounded by mountains, forests and meadows in the northwest of the Sauerland Rothaargebirge nature park, a charming low mountain range. From the long-distance hiking trail Sauerland-Höhenflug to vast hikes or easy walks - there are many tours in the nature to choose from in the “Hönnestadt”. Well-marked hiking trails make the region a real hiking destination. There is a wide variety of routes for mountainbikers around Neuenrade. Those who would like to improve their riding technique or experience a guided tour can take advantage of the offers at the “Bikeschule Sauerland”, a biking school.

But even if the weather doesn´t invite you for hiking or cycling, the guest has the choice between many interesting excursion destinations in the vicinity. The local gastronomy and accommodation providers warmly welcome you to Neuenrade, holding available classified hotels or cozy holiday apartments. Tips and information are available on the tourist website and at the citizen reception in the Neuenrade town hall.

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Neuenrade - Quitmansturm-Kohlberg

Quitmanns Tower on the Kohlberg

After climbing the popular observation tower on the Kohlberg, the highest mountain in Neuenrade, which is 514 m above sea level, you have a wonderful view: From the Lennetal to Wildewiese and more, just take a look at the "Land of a Thousand Mountains".


The best-preserved metallurgical furnace in the Sauerland was discovered in Neuenrade in 1965 and dated to the 13th century. Iron ore was melted in the furnace. The center of iron production used to be not in the Ruhr region, but in the Sauerland. Protected by a hut, the bloomary can be visited anytime.

Neuenrade Church St. Lambertus in Affeln

Parish church of St. Lambertus in Neuenrade-Affeln

This hall church, built in the 13th century from local quarry stones, can be seen from afar. The Welsche Haube (name for the dome of the church) catches the observer's eye. In the parish church there is a particularly remarkable folding altar to be admired. It dates from 1500 to 1530 AD and is one of the most famous flemish carved altars of the late gothic period.