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City tours & sightseeing tours

In Schmallenberg for families & history buffs

Find out more about the history of Schmallenberg on the historical town tour and get to know Schmallenberg "personalities", such as the Floigenkasper or the Breybalg. (The guided tour through the historic town center, the guided tour at lunchtime and the seated tour are free or discounted with the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card free of charge or at a reduced price).

Sitting city tour

Experience a short round trip through Schmallenberg and the surrounding area. During the "city tour while sitting", we take you on a journey through Sauerland's history. It starts at 2.30 pm at the information column in front of the town hall in Schmallenberg. Together with one of our experienced guides, the tour takes you through the town center of Schmallenberg and various villages in the Schmallenberger Sauerland (approx. 45 km). Two or three smaller stops with short walks to historical points are also included. The tour ends back at the town hall at around 5.15 pm. The cost is €15 per person (only €5 with the Schmallenberger SauerlandCard).

Dates: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from April to October.

The number of participants is limited to 6 seats and 1 wheelchair space (wheelchairs can be taken along), so we recommend early registration by 12.00 noon on the Friday before the date by telephone or e-mail at 02972/97400 or

City tours on your own

How about a tour through the history of our places Schmallenberg and Bad Fredeburg? On a walk, you can take in lovingly restored houses, beautiful sculptures and picturesque gardens at your leisure. Or you can solve puzzles with action in the historic town center.

Historical city tour Schmallenberg

The historic town center of Schmallenberg is one of the most beautiful listed buildings in NRW. After a devastating town fire in 1822, it was rebuilt strictly according to classicist rules in a very characteristic layout (ladder) that still exists today.

Get to know Schmallenberg "personalities" such as the Floigenkasper or the Breybalg and enjoy the lovingly restored, straight-lined facades of the houses.

Monument rally with Willi sleuthing

Willi Spürnase dressed up especially for this monument rally: Namely with the clothes of "Feldmesser Schmitz", who after the fire of 1822 planned the reconstruction of the city Schmallenberg with the help of a field sketch.

Together with Willi, families discover the most important places in Schmallenberg's historic town center and learn a lot about the town and its inhabitants. At the end of the rally, there is, of course, a reward for the children.

City tour through Bad Fredeburg

Start your tour at the tourist information office in the Kurhaus Bad Fredeburg and discover more than 650 years of history in this picturesque little town.

The slate still characterizes the image of today's Kneipp spa, in combination with lovingly restored half-timbered houses and pretty front gardens, many an impressive picture awaits you.


Interactive radio play in Schmallenberg

Have you always wanted to feel like the protagonist in an agent movie? Then the "Lauschangriff" in Schmallenberg is just the thing for you. In this audio urban game, the historical Altstadt is filled with action via headphones. Together with Interpol, you chase after the internationally known firebug "Fritz April". He has hidden several firebombs in the city and threatened to burn down the entire city! To Schmallenberg save the city from another major fire, you must solve puzzles and follow Interpol's instructions. How to play the interactive radio play:

  1. Download the app "Lauschangriff" on your smartphone.
  2. Come and visit us at the tourist information office. On presentation of the Schmallenberger SauerlandCard, we will download the story for Schmallenberg free of charge on your cell phone and will also provide you with free headphones.
  3. Start the radio play at the town hall in Schmallenberg.
  4. The Interpol voice will guide you through the town via headphones. You have to keep finding and entering solutions to tasks. The game lasts about 45 minutes.

© Foto: Norbert Otto / Buch Stolpersteine

A tour of the town in the footsteps of the former Jewish community in SchmallenbergSince 2012, 36 "Stolpersteine" have been placed in the streets of Schmallenberg to commemorate the National Socialist era. The Cologne artist Günter Demnig laid them where Jewish citizens of Schmallenberg lived who were violently killed during this period.

© Foto: Norbert Otto / Buch Stolpersteine

This flyer guides you along the Stolpersteine and tells the story of the Jewish community Schmallenberg and the people who lived here.

Download flyer

Book "Stolpersteine"

You can obtain the book from the Tourist-Info in Schmallenberg.

Culinary city tour

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