Nature & Outdoor Activities

Teutoburg Forest/Egge Hills Nature Park

The Externsteine rock formations ©DZT (Florian Trykowski)

The Teutoburg Forest/Egge Hills Nature Park, the largest nature park in North Rhine-Westphalia, features picturesque highlands, tranquil nature, remarkable landmarks and no end of cultural and historical highlights.

The main attractions include the Hermann monument and the legendary Externsteine rock formation rising up from the ground. Plus, visitors can set off on tours of the many historical castles, abbeys and old town centres with half-timbered buildings. The forests in the nature park contain various types of beech and spruce trees. And there are moors, dry grasslands and heathland too, along with all the vegetation that would usually be expected to grow upon them. Undisturbed areas of the countryside provide refuge for rare animals and wildlife that is sensitive to disruption, including black storks, eagle owls, peregrine falcons and wildcats.

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