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!

WaldsafariDie Erlebnis-Tour durch die Natur!

Der Safaribus fährt sicher über Stock und Stein, durch unwegsames Gelände und fernab von befestigten Wegen. Mit ihm entdecken Sie die geheimen und versteckten Fleckchen im Sauerland und Wittgensteiner Land. Der Bus fährt Sie auf wilden Routen zu beliebten Ausflugszielen während der Guide Interessantes, Überraschendes und manchmal auch Skurriles über unsere heimischen Waldwelten und ihre Bewohner erzählt. Jede Waldsafari wird individuell nach Ihren Wünschen und Bedürfnissen geplant und durchgeführt. Bei den kleine und große Pausen können Sie sich stärken und die örtliche Gastronomie besuchen oder alleine die nähere Umgebung erkunden.

Preise (Fahrzeit exklusive Stopps und Pause)

  • Erwachsene: 25,- € pro Stunde
  • Kinder & Jugendliche bis 16 Jahre: 15,- € pro Stunde
  • Kinder bis 6 Jahre: 5,- € pro Stunde
  • Kleine Snacks und alkoholfreie Getränke sind inklusive.

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Swimming pools

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

SauerlandBADWith 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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Water slide AquaMagis adventure pool in Plettenberg in the Sauerland | © Foto: AquaMagis


Here "sliding" is completely redefined. If you love action, the AquaMagi's world of slides is just right for you. 11 attractions incl. the world novelty, the sliding slide, are waiting to be discovered.

Adventure pool in Center Park Medebach | © Foto: Center Park Medebach

Aqua World

On 4.000 m² you will experience a subtropical bathing pleasure for splashing, swimming, romping, sliding or simply relaxing. Huge palm trees and other exotic plants at 30 °C air temperature complete the tropical day.

Aqua Olsberg leisure pool | © Foto: Aqua Olsberg

Aqua Olsberg

The AquaOlsberg continues the long Kneipp tradition of Olsberg. Treat yourself for a day in the two brine pools, the Kneipp box and the steam bath with brine area. Fun and exercise are also offered in the leisure pool with sports pool.

Swimming and romping in the SauerlandBAD in Bad Fredeburg

Leisure pool NASS

Complete offer for all. Whether leisure pool, wellness programme, brine thermal, fitness club - the NASS in Arnsberg offers everything under one roof.


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

Disc-GolfBad Fredeburg

This combination of golf and frisbee is simply fun. With as few throws as possible, the aim is to throw a Frisbee disc into the target basket. A total of 18 baskets, i.e. 18 holes, are available for this, embedded in the beautiful landscape of the Schmiedinghausen spa gardens in Bad Fredeburg. Skill and target ability are in demand for this trend sport for the whole family.

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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 SauerlandWeatherproof 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.

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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.


Nature climbing garden in the Vosswinkel wild forest

In the wild forest Vosswinkel a real "height adventure" is waiting for climbing friends. With 7 parcours, over 70 climbing elements, many cable cars, base-jump and more - in the middle of nature.


Kletterarena Hillenberg

The Hillenbergwand in Warstein offers between 80 and 100 routes, between the 3rd and 9th degree of difficulty. The Hillenberg is not a pure sport climbing area. Due to the young development and the wall height, the rock faces are more suitable for more experienced sport climbers or alpine climbers. From Monday to Friday access is only possible from 12 noon.


Climbing area "Am Bähnchen"

Rock faces between 22 and 35 metres high offer around 25 routes for sport climbers. They are mainly of medium difficulty (6th to 8th degree) and are only partly suitable for beginners. To protect the small damp biotope in the quarry ground, please only use the access routes that have been set up.


Climbing hall Willingen

Indoor climbing with 100 routes of varying degrees of difficulty, lead climbing and a boulder wall, up to 85 ° overhanging. No wishes remain open on the way up.


Mosaik Outdoor Center

In the middle of the Homert Nature Park you can conquer the high ropes course at the Sorpesee Outdoor Centre. Or take advantage of one of the many other sports facilities. Into adventure!


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

TennisIndoor 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.

Tennis Center Hotel Hennemann

  • 3 indoor courts, 2 outdoor courts
  • Tennis school, individual and group training, tennis arrangements, organisation of playing partners
  • Phone 02973 97510

To the Hotel Hennemann

TC Bad Fredeburg e.V.

  • 4 open-air ash pits
  • Trainer lessons by arrangement (phone 02974 900466)
  • Schröders Sport Eck, Phone 02974 900411

To the TC Bad Fredeburg

Tennis club Bödefeld

  • 2 open-air ash pits
  • Phone 02977 355

TC Esseltal-Eslohe e.V.

  • 4 open-air ash pits
  • Clubhouse
  • Phone 02973 81450

About the TC Esseltal

Ski and Tennis Club Fleckenberg 1979 e.V.

  • 3 open-air ash pits
  • Phone 02972 6386

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Sauerland Alpine Hotel

  • 1 outdoor place
  • Phone 02972 3030

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Mountain inn Sonnenhof

  • 1 outdoor place
  • Phone 02975 809532

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Country and spa hotel Tommes

  • 1 outdoor hard court
  • Phone 02975 96220

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Tennis-Club Oberkirchen e.V.

  • 2 outdoor courts (artificial turf with quartz sand)
  • Phone 02975 201

TC Schmallenberg e.V.

  • 2 open-air ash pits
  • Phone 02972 1000

Tennis Club Wenholthausen

  • 2 open-air ash pits
  • Phone 02973 81003

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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.

Fitness courses in the Schmallenberger Sauerland | © apops -

Fitness and activity plan

Pick your favourite movement offer. We have created an activity timetable for you to turn your holiday into fitness time. Qualified exercise instructors are at your disposal to teach you the right technique and bring the fun of sport closer to you.

Fitness Circle Bad Fredeburg

Fitness Circle Bad Fredeburg

17 stations on the way to personal fitness. In the most beautiful landscape near Bad Fredeburg and in the fresh air. It is worth trying out in any case.

Athletes train on the fitness course in Westfeld
Fin Railway

Finnbahn & Fitness course in Westfeld

The exercise and fitness course in Westfeld offers 10 exercise stations in addition to a Finnbahn course, which allow you to train your whole body. Coordinative skills are trained and the muscles are strengthened.


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

RidingPony 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:

Breeding, riding and driving club Schwartmecke

  • Pony riding after registration
  • Phone 02973 3139 or 02723 67660

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Pony Farm Meier

  • Pony riding on request
  • 02973 6394

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Riding club Schmallenberg-Lennestadt e.V.

  • Riding lessons horses and ponies
  • Jumping and dressage
  • Riding Hall
  • large riding arena
  • 0171 8153490 or 0151 43252299

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Horse business Gerhard

  • Riding lessons horses and ponies
  • Jumping and dressage
  • Riding Hall
  • Boxes for guest horses
  • 02972 48197 or 0171 2795611

Holiday farm Belke-Spork

  • Riding Horses
  • Pony riding after registration
  • 02974 6755

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Riding club Oberkirchen e.V.

  • Riding possibility
  • Jumping and dressage after registration
  • 02975 1488

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Rai Riding Centre Schmallenberg

  • Riding training for horse and rider
  • Riding lessons
  • Intensive courses
  • guided rides
  • Children's riding holidays
  • Guest Boxes
  • Riding Hall
  • 02972 1600

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Holiday Hotel Stockhausen

  • Riding Horses
  • Pony riding
  • Carriage rides and covered wagon rides by appointment
  • 02971 3120

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Hotel Gut Vorwald

  • Riding Horses
  • Pony riding
  • SA, SO, public holidays and during school holidays NRW possible
  • 02975 96610

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Riding club St. Hubertus Wennetal

  • Riding Hall
  • Riding arena
  • Riding instructor after registration
  • 02973 578

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Come to rest and perceive nature intensively...

FishingFascination 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:

Guest information Schmallenberg

  • Fly fishing in the Lenne (trout) only with a fishing permit in the period from March to October.
  • Day permit only possible with the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card, costs 15€
  • Please inform yourself in advance about the current water level in the news on the homepage
  • 02972 9740-0

Tourist office Eslohe

  • Esselbach and hammer pond
  • 02973 81664 or 02973 442

Tourist office Wenholthausen

  • Wenne (running waters)
    only for overnight guests in Wenholthausen
  • Esmecke
    reservoir only for overnight guests of the Eslohe holiday region
  • 02973 81003

To the tourist office Wenholthausen


  • Fishing only with fishing licence and fishing permit contract for the Hennetalsperre
  • Issuing offices:
    Knaus Campingpark Henneseee, Mielinghausen, 0291 952720
    Citizens' Office Meschede, Franz-Stahlmecke-Platz, Meschede, 0291 205-181

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Aviation sports

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

Aviation sportsAirfield 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.

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SkydivingThis 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...

BallooningWith 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

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What does the ski lift do in summer?Downhill fun on 500 m piste

From May onwards, the ski and leisure area "Hohe Lied" in Gellinghausen offers an extensive summer programme

A special highlight in the summer months is bull-racer driving. On three wheels you roll up the mountain by lift and then down the mountain at speed along a prepared track. The operators also offer an individually bookable programme with covered wagon rides, hikes, fun olympics and much more

Strengthen yourself in the ski hut, with coffee and cake or delicious Sauerland dishes. Open from May to October on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and for groups of 10 or more on request

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