This area is full of mountains, nature reserves, wildlife and dramatic scenery. Hiking and cycling attract people to the area from far and wide. Although the town is situated in a hidden-away location amidst, forested mountains, lakes and forests, it is easy to reach from other major cities in Germany. It is perfect for that getaway vacation or weekend away from the stresses of the city. In winter, the region becomes a lively winter sports resort. It is one of the largest and most popular skiing destinations in this part of Germany. The bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks in nearby Winterberg are famous throughout the country.
Location: Conveniently situated yet with a laid-back feel
Hallenberg is located in the Hochsauerland district of North-Rhine Westphalia. The town is situated in the Rothaar Mountains, a low mountain range, which borders North-Rhine Westphalia and Hesse. The area is heavily forested and sparsely populated. It is easily accessible by road. Cologne and Dortmund are only one hour away and Frankfurt 2 hours away.
Activities: Fun aplenty in mountains, on water or in snow
This area is a mecca for hikers and cyclists. The Rothaar mountain range also forms part of a nature reserve with a forest sculpture walk showcasing local artists' work. Kahler Asten, which is one of the highest peaks in the Sauerland Mountains is a conservation area. Pass rare species of plant and animal life and breeding bird’s enroute. There is a restaurant and observatory point at the top. Balve Cave to the west of the town is one of the largest prehistoric caves in Europe. The nearby Sorpe reservoir affords the opportunity to try some adrenaline-fuelled activities ranging from scuba diving, rowing, yachting and wind surfing. The bobsleigh track in nearby Winterberg is well-known throughout Germany and the skiing routes in the area prove very popular in winter.