Olfen is a town that can be enjoyed by foot, bike (bike rental business is big here), car, boat (take a sail along the channel), or by air (airplane rides available). Phewwww, that’s pretty impressive!
If you’re expecting to see a castle, you won’t be disappointed. The 16th century Schloss Sandfort is private property, however, so sadly you’re only able to see the outside.
Olfen — Top Areas Of Interest
Don’t forget a few pics of the Füchtelner Mühle, a mill that’s been used around these parts for centuries. You’ll be able to get more great pics while crossing the 19th century Incline Bridge.
St. Vitus’ church is an interesting piece of Olfen’s history. The church you see today was built in 1888 over an older 15th century church. But, the Gelbe Haus (right near the Marktplatz) has the most unique history in town. Built in the 19th century, it served as a butcher shop and a hotel. Now’ it’s the town’s tourist office.
One of the COOLEST places to visit is the Nature Bath. It’s got a wave pool, waterfall, a beach volleyball court, and water playground. It’s even got a special kids swimming area; although the wellness spa (think massages and sauna) is for adult enjoyment.
And what kid would love a day at an animal park petting the cute creatures. Afterwards, have a few rounds of miniature golf with the whole family. More family fun can be had at the Cement Well. It’s where all the fun Carnival (right before lent) festivities take place and the kids will love it.
There’s so much to see and do in Olfen that it’s best to spend a night or two at one of its guesthouses. Better yet, grab some locally grown goodies at the Farmer’s Market and spend a few nights camping.