Idyllic nature, history and culture – Attendorn next to lake Biggesee offers beautiful destinations in nature and sightseeing in the city center.
The small town in the Sauerland region in Germany attracts guests to museums and a cave experience. In the surroundings you have lovely hiking trails, bike trips and you can go by boat across the Bigge reservoir.
Discover our top 5 attractions for Attendorn (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).
1. LAKE BIGGESEE IN ATTENDORN
Located in the Ebbe Mountains Nature Park, lake Biggesee is a must-see in Attendorn for tourists and locals alike as it offers numerous activities.
Surrounded by forests and meadows, visitors can discover the scenic trail around the reservoir on a hike or bike ride. You can also enjoy the lake from the water: Swimming and water sports facilities as well as boat rentals and boat tours are available.
2. THE LIGHTHOUSE AND BIGGE SKYWALK
You can take a wonderful break at the lighthouse in Waldenburg bay. Just sit in the cozy guest room or on the sunny terrace and enjoy a delicious lunch or a piece of cake with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.
Also located in the Waldenburg bay is the viewing platform “Biggeblick”. It is 90 meters high and can be visited 24/7 with free admission. Enjoy the unforgettable view over lake Biggesee with the “Gilberginsel” and the castle ruins of Waldenburg. In the evening, the Biggeblick ist spectacularly illuminated.
3. THE ATTA CAVE IN ATTENDORN
Experience the most popular attraction in Attendorn. The Atta Cave is a dripstone cave in the middle of town and easy to access. The many stalagmites, stalactites, stalagnates and sinter curtains of the cave show the evidence of our prehistory. You can discover the miraculous cave during a guided tour in about 40 minutes and round off your visit with a delicious meal at the restaurant & café Himmelreich. You should arrive on time within the opening hours so as not to miss the last guided tour. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes for temperatures around 9 degrees are recommended.
4. THE SÜDSAUERLAND MUSEUM IN ATTENDORN
Fans of history and culture will be thrilled by the following attraction in Attendorn.
The Südsauerland Museum is the oldest museum in the district, founded back in 1898. It is located in the old town hall of Attendorn, which was built in the 14th century. There is a permanent exhibition with 11 thematic areas you can explore on a tour of the museum.
The historical collection is supplemented by interactive elements that allow a reference to the present time. In addition, the special exhibitions regularly attract visitors to the Südsauerland. Therefore, it has earned a place in the ranking of the most popular destinations in Attendorn.
5. THE FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM IN ATTENDORN
“An accident brings tears, fire safety brings cheers.” – this might be the slogan for fire prevention. But what if the fire already started?
You can find out at the Fire Brigade Museum in Attendorn. This unique attraction shows a variety of historical exhibits of firefighting. On 700 m² and three floors you can discover large exhibits such as fire trucks, old hand-operated fire engines, wooden ladders and over 150 helmets and caps from all parts of the world.
The exhibit changes regularly and there are worthwhile special exhibitions. This is why the Attendorn Fire Brigade Museum is in the list of the top 5 places to visit in Attendorn. In addition to the historical collection, current firefighting topics are also addressed and practical education about fire hazards and behavior is provided.
The exhibition is open to visitors on weekends between April and October.