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    Rothaar Mountains

    The Rothaar Mountains(German: Rothaargebirge, also Rotlagergebirge), or Rothaar, is a low mountain range reaching heights of up to 843.1 m in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse, Germany.

    It is believed that its name must once have been Rod-Hard-Gebirge, or "the cleared forest mountain range", as the range has nothing whatsoever to do with the colour red (rot in German), nor with hair (Haar).



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Bad Berleburg is a small town in the West of Germany that has surprisingly much to offer. This municipality consists of 23 incorporated villages with not even 20,000 inhabitants. Nevertheless, there are more than 200 clubs and associations in this area, that all contribute to an extensive number of leisure activities to choose from. Bad Berleburg lies in the middle of the Rothaargebirge, a beautiful low mountain range in North Rhine—Westphalia, which makes this town a great destination for families with children who want to go hiking, biking or inline skating and just enjoy the spectacular German countryside. But there are also many things to do for people who are interested in culture and the arts.

Overview:

Bad Berleburg is a small town in the West of Germany that has surprisingly much to offer. This municipality consists of 23 incorporated villages with not even 20,000 inhabitants. Nevertheless, there are more than 200 clubs and associations in this area, that all contribute to an extensive number of leisure activities to choose from. Bad Berleburg lies in the middle of the Rothaargebirge, a beautiful low mountain range in North Rhine—Westphalia, which makes this town a great destination for families with children who want to go hiking, biking or inline skating and just enjoy the spectacular German countryside. But there are also many things to do for people who are interested in culture and the arts.

Things to See in Bad Berleburg:

An architectural highlight of the town is Schloss Berleburg, which was built in 1733. This lovely chalet houses a local history museum and is open to visitors almost all year round. The Schulkapelle Sassenhausen, a half—timbered house that was built as a church by Mannus Riedesel n 1703 and later adapted to house a school, and the richly embellished Ludwigsburg (Ludwigsburg vacation rentals | Ludwigsburg travel guide) are also worth a visit.

Things to Do in Bad Berleburg:

Bad Berleburg is an ideal starting point if you want to explore the Rothaargebirge and go on long hikes through deep forests and blooming meadows. When you come back from your trips and still have some energy left, there are a lot of different sports that can be done. The town has as many as three horse ranches, a golf course, tennis courts, various exciting playgrounds for children and even ski slopes for the wintertime.

For most children and teens the local water park, the Rothaarbad, is a popular hangout. This water park consists of an indoor pool and a large outdoor pool that generates artificial waves. Additionally there are several jacuzzis, a sauna, a steam bath, a baby pool, relaxation areas, a bar and a restaurant. The Rothaarbad certainly is a place, you can have fun in for hours or even send your kids to on their own if the parents want to a enjoy a quiet day just by themselves.

One of the biggest associations in Bad Berleburg is the so—called Kulturgemeinde, which constantly organizes musical concerts and theatre productions in various locations all over town. Most beloved are the classical concerts in the garden of Schloss Berleburg, which is a highly romantic setting for a leisurely night of wonderful music. To find out more about the many events the Kulturgemeinde puts on, please visit http://www.kulturgemeinde-bad-berleburg.de.

Finally, another highlight of the cultural calendar in this town is the wool market, which takes place on the first Sunday in May every year. It is a fair where you can buy everything that is made out of wool you could ever imagine. Like in any German town, also in Bad Berleburg a marksmanship festival is celebrated every July. Additionally, during the summer there are many other smaller festivals in the various villages around.

Dining Out in Bad Berleburg:

Most popular with the locals are Metzgerei Müller and Metzgerei Merte, which are butcher shops and restaurants at the same time. Here you get delicious and healthy local food at very low prices. Of course, there is also a bakery, several supermarkets and even a Chinese and a Greek restaurant in town.

Geographical Location:

Bad Berleburg lies in the northeast of Siegen—Wittgenstein in the middle of the Rothaargebirge, a low mountain range. The Western town limit is the boundary with the neighbouring district of Olpe. The town is also bordered on the North by the Hochsauerland district. The town's Eastern limit is likewise the boundary with the Bundesland of Hesse. The town of Bad Laasphe borders on Bad Berleburg in the South, and the community of Erndtebrück in the Southwest. This is where this town of widely scattered centres is to be found, at the place where the river Odeborn empties into the Eder.

More about the History of Bad Berleburg

The constituent communities of Arfeld and Raumland were mentioned in documents in 800 and 802 respectively. There are also documents from 1059 confirming the existence of Alertshausen, Beddelhausen, Elsoff and Schwarzenau. The town was later acknowledged as a climatic spa in 1935 for its gentle and agreeably mild climate. After 1949, the Klinik Wittgenstein was built as a psychosomatic hospital.

In 1975, with the Sauerland—Paderborn Law, dealing with municipal reform, the surrounding Amt of Berleburg was abolished, and a great deal of it then became part of the town of Bad Berleburg, making the town North Rhine—Westphalia's second largest by land area. The communities of Hoheleye, Langewiese, Mollseifen and Neuastenberg were assigned to the newly established Hochsauerland district. Today they are constituent communities of Winterberg (Winterberg vacation rentals | Winterberg travel guide). The communities of Balde, Birkelbach, Birkefehl, Leimstruth and Womelsdorf were transferred to the community of Erndtebrück. At the same time, the old district of Wittgenstein was dissolved and added to Siegen (Siegen vacation rentals | Siegen travel guide) district.

Bad Berleburg (earlier also Berlenburg) is a town in the district of Siegen—Wittgenstein. This municipality consists of 23 incorporated villages with not even 20,000 inhabitants. Nevertheless, there are more than 200 clubs and associations in this area, that all contribute to an extensive number of leisure activities to choose from. Bad Berleburg lies in the middle of the Rothaargebirge, a beautiful low mountain range in North Rhine—Westphalia, which makes this town a great destination for families with children who want to go hiking, biking or inline skating and just enjoy the spectacular German countryside. But there are also many things to do for people who are interested in culture and the arts

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