Wipperfürth is a quiet country town with a history stretching back to at least 1131. As you stroll around, you can make out traces of the old city wall.
Regrettably, a fire in 1785 burnt most of the old architecture to the ground. Be sure to visit the 14th-century Catholic parish church of St. Nikolaus, while walking the downtown district.
As for other relics of the past, look for the Old Seminar House on Lüdenscheider Straße and what once was the Franciscan Cloister. You can still get a feel for the town’s abbey roots on the Klosterberg, a hill overlooking the area where Antonius Church was erected on the original medieval cloister site.
Many structures here date back to the late 18th century, notably the Old Town House (1780), the Karl Josef House (1795) and the Pene Guesthouse (1795). The Evangelical Church near the marketplace was completed in 1877, while the Town Hall was rebuilt in its entirety in 1911.
Having seen the sights, you will want to enjoy the many cultural and recreational activities Wipperfürth has to offer. If you prefer to participate, rather than to observe, bowling, dancing, tennis and hiking will surely engage your passion here.
If you enjoy music, you are in good company, too. Choirs, big bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles perform for residents regularly.
One fixture on the local scene for the past thirty years is the Leo Schmitz bathing facility, offering a variety of leisure and recreational opportunities. There is a 25-meter pool for swimming, one- and three-meter springboards for diving, a water sport play area for toddlers, a sauna and sunning section for adults, and a snack bar that everyone enjoys.
If you like horseback riding, some of the most beautiful green pastures and shady woodlands invite your attention. You will find equestrian facilities, including an indoor riding arena and a jumping garden, at the Reitverein Wipperfürth, along with lessons and expert guidance.