Holiday between the Weser and Wiehen Hills
The Wittekindsland Herford extends between the Wiehen Hills in the North, the Weser uplands in the East and the Teutoburg Forest in the Southwest. The delightful location away from the noise and the bustle of everyday life, fascinating landscapes with rolling hills and forests, idyllic lakes and rivers, wide fields and meadows provide ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday.The Wittekindsland has a great past, inextricably linked with his namegiver, the Saxon Duke Wittekind. At the end of the 8th century, he mounted fierce resistance against Charlemagne and his christianisation, until he finally had to relent to the great Franconian. His sarcophagus is in the Collegiate Church of Enger, a monument to Wittekind stands in Herford.
Hiking and cycling
For hikers, beginning in Herford are the certified Hansa route, forest and nature trails, the Wittekind trail on the ridge of the Wiehen Hills and the Saxon route. Cyclists can explore the Wittekindsland on the Weser cycle path, the Soleweg, the Wittekind tour, the Westphalian farmhouse route and many well signposted local circular trails.
History and culture
Castles, monasteries, mansions, and Sattelmeier farms bear witness to a rich past, because well-off aristocrats, merchants and farmers lived in the Wittekindsland. In Herford, the middle ages meets modernity. In the city centre, magnificent buildings - including four Gothic Hall Churches of art historical significance - document the historic splendour. At the same time, the Herforders meet today's challenges: The most impressive example is that of the Museum MARTa Herford, designed by star architect Frank Gehry.
Farmers baths and wellness oases
Many guests find relaxation and healing here in the health resorts in the middle of the Healing Garden of Germany". Historical farmers baths and spas are equipped with the latest spa and wellness facilities. Their mud baths, sulphur and iodine sources alleviate many illnesses. There are attractive indoor and outdoor pools in the Wittekindsland. The Herforder "Wellness oasis" H2O impresses with its special offering: Over 1,400 m² of water area provide fun and action!
Some of the cities & towns in Wittekindsland Herford
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