You do not need to be a historian or naturalist to find the caves of Hemer fascinating.
Be sure to take a walk through the Heinrichshöhle, an easily accessible 300 m cave that is well lit in order for you to admire the 20 m high columns that grace the cave. The lighting also illuminates the 2.35 m tall cave bear skeleton that has been reconstructed as being just one set of the numerous bones collected found in the cave dating from the Ice Age.
To continue your cave exploration, check out the Felsenmeer. This giant formation is 700 meters long and 200 meters wide, requiring equipment to enter the cave. The Felsenmeer has resulted from natural elements combined with the efforts of 100 years of mining for iron.
There are groups and guides that can take you through the cave and the tour lasts about an hour and a half.
If you are looking to stay above the earth’s crust then you can explore the natural beauty of Hemer. The forests provide a whole range of trails that you can walk, jog, or ride a bike along and absorb your surroundings.
The eastern part of Hemer, known as Hönnetal, boasts breath taking valleys that feature sharp rock cliffs that measure in at up to 60 meters. This severe natural beauty is something you must witness first hand.
If your interest in the outdoors extend to its maintenance through the art of gardening than be sure to plan your trip to coincide with the national horticulture show. The show turns the military barracks from harsh, bland buildings into areas of plants, knowledge, and trade.
All in all, Hemer offers you a whole host of natural activities and areas to choose from, whether it is cave exploring or learning about the best forms of fertilization.