No other town in the Westerwald is as charming as the town of Hachenburg in the Rhineland-Palatinate’s Westerwald. The town, which was once the residence of the Counts of Sayn, nestles in a fairy-tale landscape between the major German cities of Frankfurt and Cologne. Its Baroque charm and vibrant cultural life, and the hospitality of the local Westerwald people win over locals and tourists on every visit. It’s no wonder that many locals consider it the secret cultural capital of the Westerwald.
Westerwalders and holidaymakers are greeted from afar by the extensive castle grounds of the Counts of Sayn on the basalt hilltop. Stroll to the foot of the Hachenburg Castle on elegant paths through the castle gardens. Imposing trees and sculptures, a children’s playground, a tranquil mini-golf course and an open-air museum help you relax and enjoy the moment.
Once in the town centre, walk through the narrow, winding streets and discover Baroque half-timbered buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Stroll past inviting little shops and enjoy the colourful hustle and bustle in the Old Market Square. The numerous Hachenburg cafés and restaurants invite you to enjoy local Westerwald delicacies, before you enjoy the peace and quiet of your chosen accommodation.
A real feast for the eyes, the town of Hachenburg is an inviting regional and supra-regional attraction. Discover Hachenburg’s wide range of leisure and cultural activities for young and old. The Löwenbad swimming pool, the bowling centre and Cinexx cinema complex offer fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Visit the historic buildings of the Open-Air Museum and you’ll be transported back in time to the eighteenth century to find out how the Westerwalders lived and worked and to learn about the region’s craftsmanship, farm work and geology.
On an interactive tour of the Westerwald Brewery, not only can you watch the brewers at work, you can even try your hand at craft brewing yourself. Qualified beer sommeliers will introduce you to the variety of flavours of Hachenburg beer, for a brewery tour that’s also a sensory experience with a traditional Westerwald twist.
Enjoy unforgettable moments in an exciting atmosphere at the top-class events of the Hachenburg KulturZeit – from open-air concerts and comedy to poetry slams and festivals, Hachenburg’s cultural offerings have something that will appeal to every generation. In addition to its charming town, the Hachenburger Westerwald is blessed with a landscape that nature lovers will adore. The varied low mountain range landscape offers recreation seekers rivers and valleys, gentle peaks, mixed forests rich in wildlife and charming lakes like the Dreifelder Weiher in the Westerwälder Seenplatte (Westerwald Lake District). Explore Kroppacher Schweiz (Kroppach Switzerland) and experience pure relaxation and recuperation. Whether on foot or by bike – get off the beaten track and discover scenic attractions and the cultural legacy of the Romans and monks.