With the Lippe River running along it’s southern border, the Warendorf District heads north towards Lower Saxony brushing past the great city of Münster with its western border. This region is generally quite flat land and is popular for its cycling routes and peaceful countryside.
Warendorf District Map
Towns & Villages in the Warendorf District
These miles of open countryside are perfect for both agriculture and leisure — none moreso than the town of Drensteinfurt. Surrounded by fields and meadows filled with small woods and local wildlife, it is also home to the Erlfeld — a well known regional horse-racing track which holds a very popular annual Derby.
Warendorf, the district capital, has a well preserved medieval center to while away a few hours sight-seeing and a few more to relax in the pedestrian zones and numerous restaurants along the narrow streets and plazas.
If you’re interested in religious stuff then head over to Telgte as it is home to Germany’s second largest pilgrimage.
Bottom line, the whole area is dotted with remnants of the Hanseatic League — walled market towns and cities dating back to medieval times as well as ancient trades and culture still alive today.