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Sports and leisure activities

Leisure fun for every demand

Here there is really the right offer for everyone. The Schmallenberger Sauerland is an Eldorado for movement fans and sports enthusiasts. Many sports have their fans in our region and invite guests to exercise, fun and hobby. Let's go!

Swimming pools

Family fun, relaxation, sport: swimming is a pleasure for young and old.


With sauna area and slide paradise

This leisure pool offers everything that makes the swimmer's heart happy. A large adventure pool with counter-current channel, massage jets and neck showers, whirlpools and rain grotto invite you to relax. For the health-conscious there is a Kneipp pool with extra cold water.

"Magic Eye" and "Turbo Slide" provide pure fun and adrenalin. The two slides in the SauerlandBad are fun just by their design. With or without tyres, fun for the whole family is guaranteed.

Sauna-goers indulge in the luxurious sauna world with a massive log sauna, Sauerland slate sauna in the outdoor area, steam sauna, Finnish infusion sauna, salt sauna with graduation house and a light sauna. Treat yourself to all-round relaxation in the relaxation room with fireplace or in the foot pool area with heated benches.

To the SauerlandBAD...

Esselbad Eslohe

A pleasant 30 degrees will surround you in the large swimming hall of the Esselbad in Eslohe. A 45 m long water slide, whirlpool and sauna let all family members enjoy a great day of swimming. With the first warm days of the year, the heated outdoor pool with its beautiful sunbathing lawn and beach volleyball field also opens.

To the Esselbad...

Wave pool Schmallenberg

As beautiful as the sea... almost. The wave outdoor pool in Schmallenberg offers "real" waves, a diving tower and deep pool, a family-friendly children's area and a large sunbathing lawn with beach volleyball court. A paradise for mermaids and bathing frogs.

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Indoor swimming pool Bödefeld

Small but nice, the friendly swimming pool in Bödefeld invites you to take a few laps. A large main pool, a children's pool and a small sauna invite you to spend some relaxing hours swimming.

To the indoor swimming pool in Bödefeld...

Discounted swimming!

With the Schmallenberg Sauerland Card

With your Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you get, among other things, a reduced admission to one of the swimming pools and adventure pools in the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe.

Once a week on weekdays (Mon to Fri) you can go swimming in the SauerlandBad in Bad Fredeburg (max. 4 hours/no sauna) or in the Esselbad in Eslohe or in the Wellenfreibad Schmallenberg or in the indoor swimming pool Bödefeld at a price of 2,-€ for adults and 1,-€ for children.

The Schmallenberger Sauerland Card...

Other adventure pools in the region

Around Schmallenberg and Eslohe there are further, very beautiful leisure and adventure pools, which invite you to a family swimming day or a wellness day. We have a few recommendations for you:


Trend sport in fresh air. Test your skills and your accuracy at a game of disc golf in Bad Fredeburg.


Testing limits at lofty heights. Climbing is becoming increasingly popular and offers exciting sports for children and young people, adult athletes, clubs and families.

Climbing hall Sauerland

Weatherproof climbing fun with many extras

Be active at lofty heights, test your limits, feel the "kick" - the climbing hall Sauerland invites you to do this. A 12 m high climbing wall with over 60 toproper routes and 10 lead routes is waiting to be climbed. A wide range of courses offers great opportunities for all aspects of climbing, and a
high ropes course on 2 levels (5 and 9 m high) promises pure adrenalin. 26 stations, cable car and a jump from 9 m height are part of it. Before the start, a professional instruction and a small practice course is given to master the safety system. Harnesses and helmet are included in the price. A height of 1.40 m is required to use the high ropes course.

To the climbing hall Sauerland...


Climbing offers in Sauerland

In the Sauerland, climbing has become an established sport and there are several places where fans of high altitude air can indulge their hobby. We have put together some recommendable ones for you.

Further climbing offers


A popular sport for centuries: learnable and affordable for everyone.


Indoor and outdoor pitches

Initially known for centuries as the sport of the nobility and the rich, tennis is now a popular popular sport for the masses. If you don't want to give up your favourite hobby even on holiday, we offer you beautiful indoor and outdoor courts in our region.

Fit & Active

Why not use your holiday for a comprehensive fitness and activity programme.

Fit & Active

An active holiday can also be very relaxing - especially as a balance to sedentary activities that we do every day. Use the free time to try out new active sports and take home the good experiences as a souvenir. Maybe one or the other sport will become your personal favourite.

Fit & Active


All happiness on earth is on horseback. And a Sauerland pony can be it also times...


Pony and horse fans watch out

Contact with the pony, grooming, saddling, mounting. It is the whole experience that makes a riding trip on holiday so special. Horse lovers claim that it cannot be compared to anything else

Many holiday farms in the Schmallenberger Sauerland have their own riding facilities, and you can also experience riding holidays for a day.

Horse riding facilities in Eslohe and Schmallenberg:


Come to rest and perceive nature intensively...


Fascination Fishing

Waiting for the big catch? The silence and nature? The adjustment to the external conditions? Observations of wind and weather? Fishing friends know exactly what they love about their hobby.

So that you can find the time and opportunity for it on holiday, the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe offer fishing possibilities in the midst of the most beautiful landscape.

Fishing opportunities in the area:

Aviation sports

Take a bird's eye view and experience a thousand mountains from above.

Aviation sports

Airfield Rennefeld

Gentle green hills and dense forests reach up to the horizon, small villages nestle in valleys and on mountain slopes, glittering little rivers meander through the countryside and the endless blue sky shines above everything - you can enjoy this sight during a sightseeing flight over the Schmallenberger Sauerland.

From the airfield Rennefeld there are opportunities for flights in gliders, ultralight and motor planes. You take off and land at Rennefeld airfield, beautifully situated between Wormbach and Werpe.

Just come and have a look! The airfield is open on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and cakes and "Fliegerkaffee" are offered.

To the flight community Rennefeld...



This place is going to blow!

The Fallschirmsportclub Sauerland is located at the airfield Rennefeld in Schmallenberg. If you are looking for a unique experience, which you don't want to forget so fast you are exactly right here. With a tandem jump you get the ultimate adrenaline kick and enjoy the thin mountain air. During the ascent in the airplane, you can prepare for your jump and marvel at the beautiful landscape of the Schmallenberger Sauerland, before it goes back to the ground with up to 200km/h. The jumps will take place on Saturdays and Sundays when the weather is good - in this sense: Blue skies and soft landings!

Further information...


With the sun and the clouds at eye level.

When the sun rises early in the morning, our hearts are open. We would like to share these impressive moments in the light of the sun with you and show you how beautiful it is up there - going with the wind to where it carries us. The Stratmann balloon team is based in Meschede-Wehrstapel, but they fly balloons all over the Sauerland.

Aviation company Bernd Klimmer
registered aviation company: D-NRW 213
Buchenhain 2
59872 Meschede
Fon 0291 9086908
Mobil 0171 2857507

To the balloon team Stratmann...

Dear guests!
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