Hagen is a small city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Due to its location where the Ruhr River meets the Volme, Lenne, and Ennepe rivers, Hagen has a history dating back as far as the Mesolithic period. The city is rich in history, natural resources, modern attractions, and entertainment, and for those with business elsewhere, most Hagen hotels are a convenient 15km from the larger city of Dortmund.
What are some popular destinations near my hotel?
The main cultural attraction in Hagen is the Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum. Walk through its active workshops where in some cases you can actively participate in the works on your own. Printing, brewing, milling and smithing are a few of the trades on display, depicting the evolution of the city as it experienced the Industrial Revolution. All this action is bound to generate an appetite and you will be happy to know that most of Hagen’s best restaurants are right next door to the museum grounds. For a hearty meal, try Steakhaus Rustica, a German-style steakhouse.
What makes a hotel in Hagen ideal for business travel?
Stadthalle, the local convention centre and event park, is the venue mostly used for trade fairs, political conventions, concerts, and just about all the largest events that come to town. Most hotels in Hagen are convenient to the Stadthalle, either by taxi or public transportation. For getting to and from the city, it should be noted that Hagen is a major railway hub within the Ruhr region. This university town is also generally quite walkable and easy to get around.
What else can I do while staying in a hotel in Hagen?
Schloss Hohenlimburg is a well-restored 13th century castle which now houses a museum. The castle offers pretty terraced gardens and various events throughout the year. The open hours change seasonally, so be sure to check ahead of your visit. Several outlooks have beautiful views over Hagen and almost to nearby Dortmund. For business travellers looking to make the most of the town without going far from their Hagen hotel, simply head to Friedrich Ebert Square, for easy walking and plenty of cafés and restaurants. This is also where you can get any shopping done you might have in mind.