Nature & Outdoor Activities

Schwalm-Nette Nature Park

The Schwalm-Nette Nature Park is a popular holiday destination for people from the towns along the Rhine, Ruhr and Meuse Rivers and the Netherlands, thanks to its vast wooded areas, moors, lakes, heaths and meadows.

Nine premium footpaths lead hikers on adventures with a focus on nature trails. This water wonderland offers spectacular views of magical waterscapes and sporty types can sail, swim and take a canoe out on the River Niers as well as walking and cycling. On top of all that, the nature park has plenty to capture the attention of anyone interested in culture. There are water mills, castles, palaces and stately homes, historical town centres and museums galore, including the Flax Museum in Wegberg and the Lower Rhine Open-Air Museum in Grefrath. The nature park's three visitor centres in Wachtendonk, Wildenrath and Brüggen host informative exhibitions on nature and the surrounding scenery.

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