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Encounters simply do good.

Then, if they're real - and we take the time to find them.

Encounters cannot take place digitally, even if social media often make us believe so. We feel networked, but ultimately we are not connected in such moments. We can exchange pictures and news - that's wonderful for keeping in touch. But a real exchange only happens when we face each other or when we go out into nature, breathe the fresh air, look at the light over the woods and feel like we are part of a big whole

Here in the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe we have a special way of thinking and acting. All of us here see ourselves as a large community that makes this region a wonderful place to live for both locals and guests. The people who come to us feel this: when they are greeted quite naturally with a "Hello" or "Good day" in the street. When they see with how much love the locals take care of their houses, gardens and also their traditions, thus shaping the typical image of the Schmallenberger Sauerland. When they come to their hosts, who not only give them a warm welcome, but also surprise them with the highest quality

So it is all about a very personal exploration of these spaces of encounter. They remind us of something essential, which is the basis of everything here in the region: to have a home, to live and to be.

Discover our home.


The best from Schmallenberg & Eslohe

The magazine for guests and friends

Did you know? The actress Daniela Bette is our "ambassador" for the Schmallenberger Sauerland in the new magazine. She grew up in Fleckenberg. At 19 she went to Cologne to study acting. Afterwards she moved to Bonn, where she has lived with her family ever since. Many people know her from the well-known television series Lindenstraße in the role of Angelina, which she has been playing for over 11 years. She also works as a dubbing artist and also sets documentaries, commercials and radio plays to music with her voice.

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Meeting special people.


It was love at first sight.

Bärbel Michels

Bärbel Michels tells her story of how she discovered the old forester's house in Rehsiepen, in the quiet Schmallenberg Sorpe Valley, which was for sale.

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With a special eye for the landscape...

Klaus-Peter Kappest

Why art in the Schmallenberger Sauerland is not only to be seen in museums - and what the light artist Klaus-Peter Kappest has to do with it...

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With both feet on the ground...

Daniela Bette-Koch

Daniela Bette about her attachment to the Schmallenberg Sauerland, her childhood places, her home and how the Schmallenberg mentality has often helped her as an actress ...

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Encounter with nature - Making of part 1

Encounter with nature - Making of part 2


Encounter with nature - Making of part 3

Encounter with nature - Making of part 4


Encounter with nature - Making of part 5


Only flying is better!

From the well sheltered villages we head out into the wide landscape. Behind every bend a new picture appears: clear, bubbling brooks, angular rocks, an old giant tree that tells of the storms of time... In the following places you will breathe an especially large portion of freedom & adventure!



Meeting yourself...

Powerful places in the middle of nature, pre-Christian places of worship, churches that tell stories - the Schmallenberger Sauerland has a long spiritual tradition. The region considers it an important task to make this tradition tangible - even beyond its own borders. Ideal conditions to find some time for oneself and to find some time for oneself...


There is a magic in the encounter - with ourselves.

Close your eyes for a moment: Whoever is breathing, sitting and reading there right now? How pleasant it is when all thoughts stop for a moment. A tiny little break in the middle of an everyday life full of speed. Quickly to this appointment, to organize something and when we are stopped by a traffic jam, we see red... Is there any other way? Deep inside we know that there is something beyond all this. In moments of silence we experience that we are a part of something that is not visible but can be felt. Connectedness. Then we come to rest.

Discover beautiful places and villages...



Enjoying a bath in the forest...

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