Romantic Route

Peace and solitude in nature

In some places along the Romantic Route, the "world ends" - this is where the road ends and you can only continue on foot. And that's exactly what's worthwhile in the beautiful Sorpe Valley or along the higher-lying villages of Nordenau and Westfeld. Wide views and narrow valleys, romantic streams and cosy places that make hikers stop and look. A castle ruin and artistic forged pieces, splendid half-timbered houses and old courtyards also provide an occasion for this. On winter days, the cross-country skiing centre in Westfeld and the surrounding Rothaargebirge mountains offer plenty of opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts.

Special features along the Romantic Route

Black factory, chute in Oberkirchen

Kunstschmiede Schütte

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

Healing tunnel in Nordenau in the Sauerland

Healing gallery Nordenau

For more than 15 years this former slate gallery has been used therapeutically. Allergy sufferers and people with respiratory diseases appreciate the special microclimate underground. A spring rising in the tunnel also supplies so-called "reduced water".

Gallery Klute and sculpture park in Waldemai

Gallery Klute

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.

Hospitality along the Romantic Route


Tourist offices

A lot of honorary engagement on site and a lot of heart and soul are invested in the tourist infrastructure of our region. Along the Romantic Route, four tourist offices are responsible for the maintenance and development of paths, offers for holidaymakers and much more.

Tourist office Nordenau

With the villages Nordenau, Nesselbach and Lengenbeck

Tourist office Oberkirchen

With the villages Oberkirchen and Vorwald

Tourist Office Westfeld

With the towns of Westfeld and Ohlenbach

Tourist office Sorpetal

For the towns of Niedersorpe, Mittelsorpe, Obersorpe and Rehsiepen.

Tourist office Winkhausen

For the town of Winkhausen

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Overnight stay in the Romantic Route