Meinerzhagen is a naturally well-endowed city made even more attractive with medieval structures and modern dams. There is plenty to do once you get here.
It is a cheerful little town with its share of cafes and restaurants. Then there’s the active cultural side of life that will have you mesmerized at the variety.
What really excites visitors in Meinerzhagen is perhaps the presence of three dams, the one named Lister especially built for fun and frolic. Whether you’re an angler or swimmer, here’s where you should be heading for a great time. It even has its own beach and golf course. With all the facilities here, all you need to do is bring yourself.
The Genkeltalsperre dam in Meinerzhagen is a more sedate place where you can enjoy a stroll and get to know all about the workings of a dam. The Fürwiggetalsperre dam (see webcam!), northeast of town, has great hiking and biking trails in its grounds.
Once you’re done enjoying the great outdoors, perhaps you should consider visiting some great interiors. This is best done in medieval churches such as the Evangelical Church dating back to the 13th century. Embodying a Romanesque style its subdued interiors have undergone various additions and renovations to achieve its present beauty.
Meinerzhagen’s attractions are not confined to its city center, but rather spread out into the neighboring woods as well. The sight of the Badinghagen Castle as it stands amid the lush greenery is not something you’ll forget in a hurry. But viewing it from afar is all you can do at the moment, for it is privately owned and not open to visitors.
Now you really can’t blame them for that. If owned a house that looked like that, surely you wouldn’t want strangers traipsing around your immaculate interiors, would you? ;-) It’ll soon be a massive mess before you could say, “Buckingham Palace.”