Holzwickede might not be the first town named when you are listing towns in the Rurhgebiet, but this town is interesting because it is relatively green, has a couple of annual festivals and will entertain people from young to old.
The Rurhgebiet is noted for having good scenery in parts and the scenery around Holzwickede is worth seeing. When looking around the town, you are probably going to notice a lot of huge trees. These are Hilgen trees and are symbols of the city.
Like hiking? Well, take the A1 to the Schöne Flöte. This is a small forest that invites hikers and bikers to enjoy what nature has to offer.
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In and around the city you are going to want to see some of the important buildings and monuments. The one church that most people take a look at is the Opherdicke Protestant Church. There are parts of this church that date back to before the turn of the penultimate millennium… That is, before the 1000s!
Holzwickede has a pretty active sport community. It helps that they have a the Hydraulic Stadium which hosts regional and national sporting competitions.
The biggest event in Holzwickede is the jump! festival. This is one of two different city-wide beach and pool parties that are held in the summer. Those who want a more serious festival should come during the Pentecost weekend and celebrate peace during the Peace festival. This is one of the oldest festivals, dating back to the 1970s.
Those who have keen eyes might be able to find the fragments of walls from the time of Knights and Kings. There are a few wall fragments left, but there is only one house that is still standing, the Opherdicke House. Right now, the house is undergoing a multi-year renovation, so you probably won’t be able to get into it.