Selm is the ideal getaway to endless relaxation and exciting leisure.
It is only natural that visitors flock to the Cappenberg Castle for that is one amazing piece of architectural history that you simply can’t miss. Make sure you see the exhibitions housed in the museum here that tell you all about its fascinating past even as you take in all that baroque splendor.
When you’ve had your fill of that, consider the short walk to the Stiftskirche, another exemplary slice of medieval architecture that simply defies description. The highlight here is the golden bust of Emperor Barbarossa, or perhaps it’s the impressive pillars that have captivated you.
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Selm gives you an ideal mix of history and fun as you’ll soon see. The Wildpark Schloss Cappenberg is where you can reward your kids for being good while you had your fill of medieval architecture. In addition to the native wildlife there is a fantastic playground for kids of all ages, wonderful local diners, and a lookout tower that gives excellent views of the stunning landscapes for miles around are just some of the reasons for visiting this haven of leisure.
While in Selm you’ll probably be told to visit the Botzlar Palace whose history is closely entwined with the Cappenberg Castle. It really would be a good idea to heed this piece of advice since it most certainly adds to the experience. Also, make time for the 11th century Peace Church, the 18th century Stephen’s Church, and the ivy clad ruins of the 16th century Windmill Tower.
The Selm Synagogue would be of interest to those who like to delve into history that has slipped into the realms of misty mysteries that need to be solved.
To experience the outdoors is to have slipped into paradise. Head for the shores of the Ternscher Lake for a wonderful tryst with nature. You can camp on its shores and enjoy a lovely picnic or simply stroll along and go with the flow.
Selm has more for the outdoorsy types. You are on the old Roman route and the amidst fantastic hiking, biking, and trekking routes that will have you loathe to come back indoors any time soon.