The Westerwald is a mid-mountain range in the German federations of Rhineland-Palatinate, North-Rhineland-Westphalia and Hessen, located between the cities Frankfurt and Cologne. On the southern border you will find the Lahn and the Nassau nature park. The town of Limburg is a must with its picturesque latticed houses dominating the view. Spa resorts like Rengsdorf, Ehlscheid and Bad Marienberg endorse the appeal of the region; ideal for a spot of pampering on your holiday!
And if you prefer being active, the region is perfect too. In the south of the Hachenburger Westerwald you will find a lake area with seven lakes, surrounded by magnificent leafy and pine woods, pastures and fields. This makes it a great recreation area for young and old. In summer you can make lovely canoeing or rafting trips here. In October the lakes are emptied and this is marked by the very popular local activity of 'empty fishing'. And in winter your skates can be put to good use of course. In the nature park Rhein-Westerwald, you will find the Raiffeisenland, a recreation and sports area in one.
Real nature lovers should explore a lovely route through the varied landscape on foot or on their bike. You are guaranteed to encounter many monuments like mills, monasteries, citadels and churches on your way. This region is famous for its traditional pottery. You will admire this craft both in small pottery workshops and in modern industrial enterprises - or maybe you would prefer to get creative yourself by taking a pottery course!