The Rhineland Nature Park, located to the west of the cities of Cologne and Bonn, boasts varied scenery, cultural diversity and no end of leisure and recreational activities.
Forests, rivers, lakes and volcanic hills alternate with flat patches of countryside and tiny villages. There are nine different natural landscapes just waiting to be discovered here and each of them offers different attractions and activities to keep visitors entertained. In addition to the Baroque Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is also a lengthy list of sporting and leisure activities ideal for cyclists, hikers, joggers, skaters and water sports fans. Towards the south of the nature park lies Germany's third-largest fruit-growing region, where visitors can also find lots of restaurants and farm shops. There is plenty of information available at the nature park's four visitor centres: Gymnicher Mühle, Friesheimer Busch, Himmeroder Hof and Haus der Natur.