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Welcome

Welcome to Bad Berleburg council´s website. Here you can get an overview of the cultural and social life and information about current events and political realities. You can get many municipal services online. Our website is based on the situations and needs of our visitors. You can access via quicklinks easily to all major areas. So employing our website is as easy as it can be. Please note that you can find most of the information in German language.
 
Below a brief overview of our city: 

Facts and Figures

Bad Berleburg is the second largest municipality (concerning the area) in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in South Westphalia and has about 20.000 residents. As a “City of Villages” the city region consists of 23 villages with the city located in the centre.
Get here some impressions of the single villages.

Bad Berleburg – Wonderworld Rothaarsteig

Bad Berleburg is an ideal place to live for families and retirees as it is located at the edge of the Rothaargebirge in the best wooded area of Germany. It is near to the “Rothaarsteig” – the “way of the senses”- so Bad Berleburg is a very interesting place especially for visitors who love nature – just enjoy the superb landscape. 
 

Hiking on the Wonderwold RothaarsteigAs a visitor of our beautiful city in a picturesque ambience, embedded in forests, fields, meadows and valleys, you can find here on the website of our Tourist Office lots of interesting information and suggestions for excursions to the surroundings. Bad Berleburg with its attractive places of excursions is an ideal starting point to explore South Westphalia.    

 
Besides the frequented and certified hiking trails and cycle paths Bad Berleburg offers even more for visitors who are interested in culture and arts: the international Festival of Music, the “Literaturpflaster”, changing museum exhibitions, the markets for timber, bread and wool, as well as the unique “WeihnachtsZeitreise”. Recreational and cultural offerings and the numerous events promise disport for young and old.

 

Returning of the King

WisenteThe King is returning! Einvironmentalists work to repopulate the woods of the “Rothaargebirge” with free-living wisents (bison bonanus). This repopulation programme is unique in Western Europe and it will be a great experience for the visitors of the forests round Bad Berleburg. Further information about this programme which is led by the internationally operating «Large Herbivore Foundation» you can find here.

 

Oasis for Weddings

Oasis for WeddingsMarriaging in the “Wonderworld Rothaarsteig” will be an experience you will never forget. We offer a number of locations such as the castle of Bad Berleburg with its baroque ambiance or the farm yard “Hof Espe” for a rustic marriage. The “Orangerie” in the palace garden is definitely no ordinary place and you will have a real fairytale wedding in the “Lustschlösschen”. You prefer nature? No problem, the nature backdrop of the “Waldskulpturenweg” is a romantic place to get married. Apart from that we offer marriages deep down in the old slate mine, in the “Schmiede Arfeld” and in the knight´s hall of the “Grünewaldstuben” where you can experience traditions and old craftsmanship.

History and Tradition  

You can find the baroque castle in the centre of the historic old town which is located above the new city centre of Bad Berleburg (mentioned in the documents for the first time in 1258). It is the princely site of “Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg” and visitors are invited to have an insight into past epochs and the everyday life of a princely family. Private town-houses are decorated with local building materials such as wood or slate that defines the cityscape impressively. Detailed information about traditions, history and further facts can be found on Stadtportrait.

Living in Bad Berleburg

Bad Berleburg is considered as an important location for healthcare. Besides the medical facilities there are a number of worldwide concerns located in Bad Berleburg. The city describes itself as a family-friendly and ecology-minded place with a distinctive cultural identity and a citizen-centric town administration. Besides several day-care centres you can find educational institutions like primary and secondary schools as well as the “Berufskolleg Wittgenstein”. Further information can be found on Education & Career.
 
You are not only invited to visit our website but to make a visit on our city. Perhaps we could gain your interest of our beautiful region – Bad Berleburg is worth the trip!