Bestwig lies in what is known as the Sauerland. No, not Sauerkraut. ;-)
Its eight local districts are lucky enough to fall in some pretty (awesome, beautiful, stunning) countryside, but that’s not what makes Bestwig well, the best.
It’s not its old Mountain Monastery that was started by a bunch of nuns a few centuries back. It’s not the old historic synagogue in the neighborhood of Meschede, either.
Nor is it its Haus Ostwig; a charming manor house built in the year 1200 (one thing you’re sure to notice is the manor has a huge number of windows).
Sure, there are plenty of bicycle paths (consider renting one, it’s only about 8 Euro for the day) through the Sauerland countryside. And every Thursday at 2pm there are covered wagon tours (great for the kids). But, no, that’s still not what makes Bestwig the best.
A visit to the Erzbergwerk Ramsbeck is a good idea. This old mining museum will take you on its pit course down about two kilometers straight into the mountain. Yet, that isn’t the best part, either.
All right, you’ve waited long enough. The best part of Bestwig is the Fort Fun Abenteuerland. The what? Oh, this recreational park is pretty gosh-darn amazing. It’s got camping facilities, roller coasters, an alpine slide, a log flume, kite flying, and paddle boats. That isn’t even the half of it, either! Besides its own waterfall, there are firework displays, daily shows, and theme (like fairytale) nights.
The Fort Fun Abenteuerland doesn’t let winter stop it from opening; that’s when you can come and ski your heart out. What? Almost a half a million visitors annually, can’t be wrong! Right? :-)
Add all of Bestwig’s history, natural beauty, and its super fun amusement park and the town really lives up to the BEST part of its name!