Working and living in the Sauerland

In addition to a fascinating landscape the Sauerland offers many attractive leisure opportunities. A broad sports offering, all kinds of events, a unique natural landscape, numerous attractions and also a first class gastronomy – the Sauerland is versatile and offers something to everyone.

Perfect for families
Experiencing nature intensively in the most versatile manner

Rivers and lakes, mountains and valleys, meadows and woodlands. The natural landscape of the Sauerland convinces by its versatility. Numerous walks and idyllically situated swimming lakes invite you to spend time in the alternating natural landscape of the Sauerland.

Perfect for active people
Relax, pedal hard, roll along, carve to your heart’s content or experience culture

The typical landscape of the Sauerland offers optimum conditions for biking. The Bike Arena Sauerland with now 37 routes and a total length of more than 1,700 km invites you. Some 34,000 metres of elevation will need to be overcome. The versatile route network is the ideal condition for meeting every biker’s needs.

A total of 13 golf courses with diverse fairways, greens, bunkers and ponds enables you to improve your handicap or learn this sport.

A total of 57 ski areas with 148 ski lifts – in the winter sport region Sauerland there is no lack of fun on the piste. With an additional 172 cross-country ski runs over a length of 1,410 km the Sauerland is one of the most important winter sport regions throughout Germany.

Embark on a tour of discovery! Experience the culture of the Sauerland with many historic towns and villages. Numerous palaces, castles, industrial monuments, breweries, mines and a multitude of museums will not permit boredom. In between the past and the present there is much to discover here!