Popular Accommodations in Westerwald
Highlights in Westerwald
- Pure nature
- Paradise for hikers
- Ideal for family holidays
- Countless excursion possibilities
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Vacation rentals in Westerwald
In recent decades, the Westerwald has developed into a popular local recreation area that attracts not only people in need of recreation from the Rhine/Main and Cologne/Bonn conurbations but also many international tourists. If you are looking for a vacation rental or holiday apartment in the Westerwald, you will find it especially in the urban centres of Hachenburg, Bad Marienberg, Altenkirchen and Montabaur.Living in the area If, on the other hand, you want to pitch your tents closer to the unique nature of the Westerwald, the numerous dreamy villages in the area also offer plenty of choice. From a cosy holiday apartment for two, to a vacation rental with a spacious garden, to converted farmhouses that can even accommodate large groups of tourists, you will find everything your heart desires in the Westerwald.
Vacation in the Westerwald
Location and orientation
The Westerwald is a low mountain range mainly covered by forest, which is bordered by the valleys of the rivers Lahn, Dill, Heller, Rhine and Sieg. The Westerwald is divided into the Niederwesterwald, the volcanic Oberwesterwald, with its lake district and the high Westerwald. The latter is also home to the 657-metre-high Fuchskaute, which is also the highest mountain in the Westerwald and a popular destination for many hikers.Locomotion on site
If you are on holiday in the Westerwald, you should arrive with your own vehicle or at least book a rental car in one of the larger cities in order to get to the often remote sights of the extensive region comfortably from your holiday home. If you are a bit fitter, you can also use your bike to explore the area, because the Westerwald offers many idyllic cycling routes with a wavy profile for pleasure cyclists as well as for ambitious mountain bikers and racing cyclists.
Travelers and Activities
With its countless kilometres of well-maintained hiking trails, the Westerwald is a paradise for hikers who want to recover from everyday life between deep forests, dreamy belly runs, idyllic lakes and impressive castles and palaces. The Westerwald is captivating with its numerous premium hiking trails such as the Natursteig-Sieg or the Westerwald-Steig, which takes you on 16 stages over 235 kilometres across the beautiful Westerwald.The Westerwald for families
The wide natural landscape with its many riding stables, which can also be visited, makes the Westerwald an ideal destination for your family holiday. In addition to natural attractions and animal parks, which you can also visit with your dog, the Westerwald with its lake district has a very special highlight, because many of the lakes have now been converted into picturesque natural swimming pools, which promise cooling in summer.
The Westerwälder are also called basalt-heads, thus basalt-heads, called. The extremely hard rock is widespread in the Westerwald and is meant to reflect the stubbornness of the inhabitants.
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If you have always wanted to have an insight into the art of brewing, you can indulge your curiosity at the Hachenburger Brewery. The brewery not only attracts visitors with guided tours and beer sommelier tastings, but also with brewing courses in which you can help yourself.On the trail of white gold
For centuries the economy of the Westerwald has been characterised by the production of pottery. In the ceramics museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen you can find out more about the craftsmanship in the Westerwald and not least why the ceramics factory, known far beyond the borders of Germany, is also known as the gold of the Westerwald.Crottdorf Castle
Crottdorf Castle is a medieval moated castle close to the town of Altenkrichen, which tells of a time when barons and princes ruled over the endless forests. Today you can explore the castle surrounded on three sides by water and let yourself be taken back in time.Under the earth in the pit Bindweide
The visitor mine "Grube Bindweide" opens the door to the underworld under the Westerwald forest. During a guided tour deep underground in old shafts, you will learn exciting facts about the geology and history of the Westerwald and, last but not least, how the miners worked underground until the 20th century.Culinary speciality - dip cake
The dip cake is the culinary speciality of the Westerwald. Make yourself at home in one of the traditional restaurants and enjoy this delicacy made from grated potatoes, onions, eggs, spices and hearty bacon.