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!

Enjoy the waterside from your cottage in Westerwald

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.

Nature- and culture lovers are in the right place here

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!

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Holiday in the Westerwald area - FAQs
What are the most important places to visit in the Westerwald area?

Some of the most important places to visit in the Westerwald area are Dornburg, Limburg an der Lahn, and Altenkirchen.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in the Westerwald area?

Some of the must-try activities in the Westerwald area are-

  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Skating
  • Visiting Historical Sites and Churches
If I'm coming from the UK, what are my options?

Travelers from the UK can reach the Westerwald area by flight, train, and bus.

What are the recommended dishes in the Westerwald area?

Some of the recommended dishes in the Westerwald area are Spätzle, Bratwurst, Currywurst, and Schnitzel.

When is the ideal time to visit Westerwald?

The months from June to August are the best to visit Westerwald.

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