If you are looking for a break from the noise and chaos of city living, Ahaus can be your haven, offering the chance to take life a little slower and really soak it all in. The natural beauty surrounding the town as well as its historic qualities make it an admirable setting for a tranquil getaway in the countryside.
The 1,000 year old town is enclosed within four large walls, yet in the middle of this historic frame you can find a redesigned city center with plenty of shops to satisfy the needs of any urban shopper.
To get a real taste of its historical element check out the baroque castle featured in downtown. This moated centerpiece once served as home to the prince-bishops of Münster and holds a significant place in the town’s history.
The cultural offerings are abundant here. You can bound about the countryside and admire historic villas as well as see actual windmills and watermills that have been very well preserved.
Wandering through town you can stop by the local heritage centers or museums for a dose of art. If you are struck by the desire for live performance be sure to catch one of the many plays and concerts that can be found in the town’s theaters.
The preserved natural land that surrounds the town lends a palpable ease calm to the atmosphere. The collection of cycling and walking paths allow you to get out there and have some good bonding in with Mother Nature. Give in to your inner naturalist and explore the wetlands, heathland, and peat moors that grace the countryside.
Slow down to the pace of life in Ahaus and just take in the natural and historical beauty that surrounds this charming German town.