Art & Culture

Land. Love. Way of life.

Land. Love. Lifestyle. - That is what the Schmallenberger Sauerland stands for. The latter is made clear, among other things, by the lively art and cultural scene of our region. A wide variety of artists, different perspectives, galleries worth seeing, diverse cultural offers. But see for yourself.


Choir hall in the Music Education Centre South Westphalia | © Foto: Musikbildungszentrum Südwestfalen

Arts and Crafts

Art workshop Burkard Weber in Schmallenberg | © Foto: Sabrina Voss (Sabrinity)

Cultural and creative events in the Schmallenberger Sauerland

Staudamm Hennesee

OPENAIR Live am See


Stadthalle Schmallenberg

Brückenbau - Kinderbaustelle

05.07.2022 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr
12.07.2022 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Stadthalle Schmallenberg

Baukultur Podcast

13.07.2022 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr
13.10.2022 10:00 - 15:00 Uhr
06.07.2022 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr



09.07.2022 12:30 - 16:30 Uhr
27.08.2022 12:30 - 16:30 Uhr

SGV-Hütte Eslohe



TEXTILE Werkstatt


24.07.2022 14:00 - 18:00 Uhr
23.07.2022 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Kirche St. Alexander Schmallenberg


31.07.2022 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr
01.08.2022 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr
02.08.2022 09:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Kirche St. Alexander Schmallenberg

Lichtblicke zwischen Himmel und Erde

03.08.2022 21:00 - 21:30 Uhr
10.08.2022 21:00 - 21:30 Uhr

Stadthalle Schmallenberg

Von den Erdarbeiten bis zum Dach - ein Haus entsteht

16.08.2022 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
23.08.2022 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
13.09.2022 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Stadthalle Schmallenberg

Ideenwerkstatt in der Kinderbaustelle

15.09.2022 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
22.09.2022 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
01.09.2022 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Lenneatelier/ Kunsthaus alte mühle e. V.

Ausstellung Anno Weihs: Terra Incognita

10.09.2022 14:00 - 17:00 Uhr
01.09.2022 14:00 - 17:00 Uhr
21.08.2022 14:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Stadthalle Schmallenberg


03.09.2022 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr
27.08.2022 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr
24.09.2022 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr

Schützenhalle Oberkirchen

Kathy Kelly

11.09.2022 17:00 - 19:00 Uhr

T.O.T. „Teil-Offene-Tür“


07.10.2022 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr


Nature meets art

The Forest Sculpture Trail between Schmallenberg and Bad Berleburg, which is unique in Germany, takes you to 11 extraordinary sculptures and art installations over a total of 23 km.

They all combine two themes: The often contradictory connection between man and nature on the one hand and the development of the two neighbouring regions Wittgenstein and Sauerland on the other. For centuries they have been separated by a territorial, linguistic, cultural and confessional border, which is now being crossed by means of art.

All information about the WaldSkulpturenWeg

Spiritual Summer

Ways to live

People of all denominations go in search of deceleration, silence and reflection on the essential. The Spiritual Summer offers opportunities for all this with up to 300 events during the summer months at unusual, spiritual places throughout South Westphalia

Within and outside of religious communities, events offer space for spiritual relaxation, for conversation and encounters and thus a temporary home. Music, meditation, art projects, hiking, pilgrimage, climbing, dance, cabaret, talks, lectures and much more allow spiritual experience beyond established formats

Program & Information about the Spiritual Summer...


Art for the ears. Music at its best between a thousand mountains and millions of trees.

Wormbach Summer ConcertsClassical music in the church

For more than 35 years the parish church St. Peter and Paul in Wormbach has been the stage for brilliant organ concerts, masterly chamber music and choral symphonic sounds. Always in the summer months, ten first-class classical concerts with different focal points are presented. And always organ, string instruments and voices play a major role in them - embedded in the special atmosphere of the original parish of the Sauerland, St. Peter and Paul Wormbach.

To the Wormbach Summer Concerts...

Sauerland autumnBrass at international level

This brass festival, unique in Germany, brings the big stars of the international brass scene to our region every year. They meet at the Music Education Centre South Westphalia in Bad Fredeburg for top-class workshops in the Sauerland-Herbst Brass Academy. For all those who like brass music a little more "groovy" or unusual, more than 15 concert dates offer pure musical enjoyment.

To the Sauerland autumn...

Music Education Centre South WestphaliaCentral contact point for music

A large orchestra hall, a chamber music hall, a choir hall and 10 impressive rehearsal rooms: the newly built music education centre in Bad Fredeburg sets standards for musicians far beyond the region. Acoustically optimized rooms and a complete orchestra and band instrumentation in combination with the adjoining hotel and youth guest facilities create optimal rehearsal conditions for orchestras, choirs or groups. The musicians often let music lovers share their passion and present their art in public concerts. The large halls also host numerous guest performances.

To the Music Education Centre South Westphalia...

Art, Artists & Creative

Lifestyle for the demanding. Galleries, arts and crafts and simply beautiful things.

art house old millA home for the arts

Art has found its home in Schmallenberg at this historically significant site, the "lower mill" from the 14th century. Changing exhibitions of national and international artists inspire the visitors year after year. Various disciplines are presented, from painting, drawing, sculpture and photography to new media, textiles, room installations and performance. In addition, readings by renowned writers and art workshops with renowned lecturers make the Kunsthaus a cultural centre.

To the kunsthaus alte mühle...

LenneatelierLighthouse project of the Regionale

Simple space and modern architecture: the newly created Lenneatelier in the Schmallenberg Lennepark is ideal for art exhibitions or events of all kinds. The special light and the integration of the surrounding landscape make the room, which is six metres deep, a special place for art.

Youth Art SchoolBringing art to life

The youth art school promotes children and young people in their individual abilities, skills and talents. Teaching art and trying out their own creative abilities are at the top of the agenda in the workshops. A wide variety of workshops with a maximum of 10 participants, led by professional instructors, provide direct access to art and creative activity.

Summer Academy am Rothaarsteig

In the rooms of the Lenne Studio in the Lennepark Schmallenberg, the SommerAkademie am Rothaarsteig offers workshops and seminars on all aspects of art. Renowned lecturers and artists show ways to realise one's own artistic talents. You would like to inspire for things that are slumbering in you and are expressed if you give them space and time.

South Westphalian Gallery

Art from the home region of South Westphalia with a focus on the 19th century to the present is presented by the Südwestfälische Galerie in Holthausen. It is the only institution in the Sauerland region to have a unique art collection with approximately 7,000 paintings, graphics and sculptures. Local artists such as Paul Hermann Schoedder, Hinrich Grauenhorst and Carl Siebert are among many others represented in the collection. The gallery is affiliated to the Westphalian Slate Mining and Local History Museum in Holthausen.

To the South Westphalian Gallery...

Artist group sauerlandArt

Well-known artists from our region have come together to form a network. They presented themselves at the beginning in a joint exhibition and have set themselves the goal of providing a platform for the "creative power of a region".

To the "sauerlandArt artists"...

Arts and Crafts

Objects of desire and handicraft art

Beautiful things

Gallery KluteWaldemai

In the "Waldemai", in the beautiful Sorpe Valley, you will find an extraordinary sculpture park, where Lothar and Gisela Klute give their works of art a distinctive setting. Sophisticated unique pieces of wrought bronze such as fountains, sculptures or works of art in combination with lead crystal glass and much more is waiting to be discovered.

Opening hours:

  • Open daily from 11 to 16 o'clock, also on Sundays and holidays. Closed on Mondays
  • In the winter months (1 November to 31 March) dates by arrangement.


  • Park 3,00 €
  • Gallery 5,00 €
  • Free admission for customers and children.

Address for navigation devices:

  • Place: Schmallenberg
  • Street: Niedersorpe
  • then follow the signs

The Klute Gallery...

Kunstschmiede SchütteOberkirchen

In an imposing factory building near Oberkirchen, the Schütte blacksmith's workshop and the adjacent blacksmith café are housed. Bronze, copper and wrought iron are processed here into filigree and detailed works of art, which you can admire in the large exhibition and in the outdoor area and purchase for your own garden.

Opening hours exhibition:

  • monday to Friday 10 - 12 o'clock and 14 to 18 o'clock
  • saturdays 10 - 12.30
  • sundays 11 - 13 o'clock
  • Appointments outside business hours by telephone agreement

Opening hours blacksmith café:

  • daily 11 - 18 o'clock

To the Schütte art forge...

Clever Land-ArtOberberndorf

Discover many beautiful things and buy them for home. This is possible in the farm gallery "Klutes Land-Art" in the small village Oberberndorf. A visit is worthwhile to admire the generous exhibition in the Hofgalerie, where you can find individual jewellery design, unusual fashion accessories and beautiful things for home and garden

Opening hours:

  • monday to friday 10.30 - 18 o'clock, tuesday closed
  • saturdays 10.30 - 15

To Klutes Land-Art...

Workshop for glass design Vollmert

At Martin Vollmert in Schmallenberg glass becomes a work of art. For more than 25 years he has been active in the glass craft and produces historical windows or new constructions according to his own and external designs. In his gallery attached to the workshop you will find various glass objects for sale

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 12.30 h and 13.00 - 18.00 h
  • Saturday: 09.00 - 13.00 hours

To the glass design workshop...

Forge & Gallery Uwe Foster

From bronze, iron and lead crystal glass, Uwe Föster's forge workshop creates art objects of a special kind. Small and large objects, which can decorate house and garden, can be found in the more than 380 sqm large exhibition, directly at the workshop. Commissioned works according to customer wishes are also manufactured - individually and with the highest care.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10 to 18 o'clock
  • Saturday 10 to 14 o'clock
  • and by arrangement

To the smithy & gallery Uwe Foester...

Art workshop Burkhard Weber

Burkhard Weber in Schmallenberg has the right frame for your art or picture. In addition, he offers restoration of pictures and books, bookbinding, modern and classic art prints, as well as unusual gift items


Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 12.30 and 14.30 - 18.00

Saturday 10.00 - 13.00


To the art workshop Burkhard Weber

Museen & Bauwerke

Impressive buildings, informative museums - discover local history and cultural heritage.

Castle Bad Berleburg

A visit to the ancestral seat of the princely family zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg is a feast for the eyes in any case. Above all, you should not miss a detour into the castle park.

To the castle Bad Berleburg...

Churches in the Schmallenberg Sauerland

Numerous traces of faith can be found in the villages of the Schmallenberger Sauerland. Impressive churches can be found in many places; also on the way you will come across wayside crosses, wayside shrines and small chapels. They were all built by the people of the region and are still maintained and preserved today.

Overview of the churches & monasteries.

Curtain up!Cultural offerings in the region

The Cultural Association Schmallenberg and the Art Association Pro Forma Eslohe enable year after year varied cultural offers in our region. Theatre, cabaret, readings or concerts enrich the offer for locals and guests.

Schmallenberger Sauerland Cultural Association Art Association Pro Forma Eslohe e.V.