Iserlohn - The Forest Town of Germany
Location: City in the Sauerland Region with Much to Offer
In the northern part of the Sauerland region in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia lies Iserlohn, near the Ruhr River. The city is accessed by train from Dortmund or Essen. It is accessible to travelers on the A46, so you can easily find it by car. To get around town, many people use the local buses, cycle, or walk.
Culture: Panoramic Views of the Forest Town from the Danzturm
The Danzturm tower has amazing views of the surrounding area, including the forest and other natural beauties, as well as the town itself, which features many examples of historical architecture. The Upper Town Church, or Oberste Stadtkirche, features a beautiful example of a Gothic winged altar. The town's museum is a fine example of Baroque architecture. Many buildings in the town date from the Middle Ages and are fine examples of the traditional German half-timbered houses.
Activities: Walk through the Largest Dripstone Caves in Germany
Iserlohn is home to the famous Dechenhohle, or Dechen Cave, a beautiful dripstone show cave with stalactites and stalagmites. It was found in the late 1800s when building the railway. Visitors can walk through 360 meters of the caves and enjoy the natural formations. There is also a municipal forest, the Iserlohn Woods, perfect for walking through and enjoying the natural wonders. If you want to enjoy even more of the natural surroundings, there are over 200 kilometers of footpaths through the Kesbern hills.