Witten - Offering visitors a host of options for that perfect holiday hide-away
Location: A perfect spot surrounded by nature and wildlife
Witten is a university town located in the Ennepe-Ruhr district of the Ruhr valley. It was first mentioned in historical documentation in the early 13th century. It has a rich industrial heritage, since mining took place from 16th century onwards. The town boasts good transport links with two major highways, and tram routes to Bochum and Dortmund linking the area with the regional train network.
Culture: Discover joy day or night, on land or on water
Each year at the end of April, the town hosts a festival of contemporary chamber music, which proves popular with both locals and visitors. The art gallery showcases works from local artists. For nature lovers, discover the Hohenstein recreational area with game reserves. There are various lookout towers, offering magnificent views over the Ruhr valley. For history buffs, take a visit to the numerous mining museums in the area, and discover the region's colorful past.
Activities: Valleys, forests, and water. Chock full of beauty.
The River Ruhr runs through the town, an area of outstanding natural beauty that attracts visitors from far and wide who enjoy partaking in all the activities on offer. These range from sailing, surfing, walking, and cycling. There are over 150 km of well-signposted walking routes, and the Ruhr Valley cycle way runs through the area. There are numerous vantage points enroute in which to look out on the beautiful scenery. Nearby Kemnader Lake is also a haven for water sports enthusiasts. For those who wish to sit back and enjoy the scenery at a more sedate pace, why not take a boat ride on the river and take in the view.