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The service provider according to § 5 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) is 

The joint body of the Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office 

Manager of the joint body  
Christian Pospischil, Mayor of the Hanseatic town of Attendorn 
Kölner Straße 12 
D 57439 Attendorn 
Phone: +49  27 22 / 64 – 210 
Fax: +49 27 22 / 64 – 241 

The joint body is a public corporation. 

The editorial responsibility for content from the Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office, unless otherwise stated, lies with: 

The joint body of the Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office 
Manager of the joint body  
Christian Pospischil, Mayor of the Hanseatic town of Attendorn
Kölner Straße 12
D 57439 Attendorn
Telephone: 0049  27 22 / 64 – 200
Telefax: 0049  27 22 / 64 – 241

Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office 
Schüldernhof 17
D 57439 Attendorn
Telefon:  +49 2722 / 65 79 240
Telefax:   +49 2722 / 65 79 241

Manager: Imke Grotelüschen

Platform for online dispute resolution of the European Commission:  Online-Streitschlichtungsplattform

We are neither prepared or obliged to participate in dispute settlement procedures before a consumer arbitration board. 

Notes on copyright and liability 

1. Content of the online service  
The Biggesee-Listersee assumes no responsibility for the currency, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims that refer to material or non-material damage which was caused by the use or non-use of the information provided / by the use of erroneous and incomplete information are generally excluded, unless there is verifiable intentional damage or gross negligence. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office specifically reserves the right to amend, supplement or delete parts of pages or the entire contents without separate notification or to cease publication on a temporary or a permanent basis. 

2. Reference to other services (Links) 
Cross-references (links) to content provided by others should be distinguished from own content. The editorial responsibility for this other content lies with the respective provider. Please note the relevant legal details with regard to all providers who do not originate from the Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office.  The Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office viewed the external content when first creating the link. However, as the links are dynamic, the external content may have changed in the meantime without us being made aware of this. Therefore, the Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office does not have any specific liability for content from external providers which may be accessed via links. 

In the judgment of 12. May 1998 – 312 O 85/98 – “Liability for Links“, the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Hamburg decided that the inclusion of a link may, if necessary, make that party co-responsible for the content of the linked page. According to the Regional Court of Hamburg, this can only be prevented if there is a specific disassociation from the external content. The Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office has on its pages provided numerous links to other pages on the internet. For all these links, the following applies: we specifically declare that we have no influence on the design and content of the linked pages. Therefore, we specifically disassociate ourselves from all content of each linked page and do not adopt this content as our own. This declaration applies to all external links and to all content of external pages accessed by visible buttons or other references. 

3. Copyright and trademarks 
The layout of the homepage, the graphics used, images, audio material, video sequences and texts are all protected by copyright. The Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office reserves all rights to photomechanical reproduction, duplication, distribution by special methods (e.g. data processing, data carriers and data network) or other use of this content. We own the copyright for items published by the Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office issued by us. Duplication is not permitted without specific consent. The Biggesee-Listersee Tourist Office endeavours to respect the copyright of graphics, audio material, video sequences and text used in all publications, to use its own graphics, audio materials, video sequences and text or to  access licence-free graphics, audio materials, video sequences and text. All brands and trademarks specified within the internet offering, and, where appropriate, protected by third parties, are subject, without restriction to the provisions of the respectively valid trademark law and the rights of ownership of the respectively recorded owners. The conclusion is not to be drawn solely on the basis of the mere naming of a brand that it is not protected by the rights of third parties. 

This legal information also applies to the following social media channel: Facebook

4. Data protection 
Access to this web service is registered (page, date, IP address). This data is stored in anonymised form for statistical purposes and deleted again after two months. If you wish to send us an email, please note that the information may be accessed by unauthorised parties, falsified or deleted until encryption procedures are used during transport. Thus, it is recommended that confidential data be sent by post. In so far as there is an option of inputting personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses) within the internet service, then this data will be disclosed by the user on a specifically voluntary basis. The utilisation of all services offered is, as far as is technically possible and reasonable, also permitted without providing this data / by providing anonymised data or a pseudonym. 

5. Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer 
This disclaimer shall be considered as part of the internet service, which was referred to this page. In so far as parts or individual formulations of this text shall not apply to the current legal situation, or shall no longer be applicable or not entirely applicable, the other parts of the document shall remain unaffected in terms of their content and validity.


The information provided on this website was carefully reviewed by us and is regularly updated. However, no guarantee can be undertaken at any time that all information provided is complete, correct and updated. This applies specifically to all links to other internet pages which are referred to directly or indirectly. All information may be supplemented, removed or amended without prior notification. 

It is also not our responsibility to take precautionary measures against destructive programmes or parts of programmes such as, for example, viruses, worms, Trojan horses which exist on web servers and may possibly be accessed by links from our website. 


The photos have been provided by the Hanseatic city of Attendorn, Attendorn Fire Brigade Museum, the Atta Cave, the town of Drolshagen, Drolshagen marketing association e.V (registered association),  Sven Huppertz; the town of Meinerzhagen, the Heritage Society of Meinerzhagen, Biggesee navigation, the town of Olpe, the Active Olpe association e.V, Tatjana Schefers, Volker Schneider, Stefan Ziese,  Sauerland Tourism e.V., Dennis Stratmann, Tanja Evers,  Sabrina Voss, Manfred Stromberg, Oliver Köhnke, Flycam Sauerland, Björn Bernhardt, Susanne Schnatz, Kevin Bischof,  Dominik Wigger, UFO aerial image,  Gut Kalberschnacke campsite,  H.D. Wurm, the municipality of Wenden and the Association of Wenden Fair. We would like to thank the photographers who have made these images available on 

Information source: Facebook Disclaimer

Source: eRecht24 Disclaimer

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

We use the web analysis service Matomo to analyse use of our website and to put in place regular improvements. Using the statistical information acquired we can improve our service and make it more attractive to you, the users. Thus, cookies are stored on your system. The information collected in this way is only stored on our servers in Germany / a member state of the European Union. No information is passed on to third parties. 

Matomo is set up in such a way that the IP addresses are not stored in their entirety but abbreviated to the last two bytes, and thus it is no longer possible to assign the abbreviated IP address to the calling system. 

The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6,  Section 1 lit. f GDPR, whereby our justified interest is derived from the above-mentioned purposes. 

Data is deleted when it is no longer required for our purposes, i.e. after 12 months. 

You can delete the cookies in the browser settings at any time. You can also generally prevent the use of all cookies. 

We also offer the option of an opt-out of the analysis process. For this you must follow the following link. In this way, another cookie is installed on your system which signals to Matomo that your data should not be stored. If you delete your cookies in the meantime,      you  must also reset the opt-out cookie. 

You can obtain more detailed information from

zum Tracking Opt-Out

YouTube videos 

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online service which are stored at, and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the “enhanced data protection mode”, i.e. no data is transferred to YouTube via you as user, if you do not play the videos. Only if you play the videos will the data specified in the following paragraph be transferred. We have no influence on this data transfer. 

When you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have selected the relevant page of our website. The data collected when you visit our website is then transmitted. This occurs irrespective of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data is directly allocated to your account. If you do not wish it to be allocated to your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as  user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to tailor its website to your needs. This kind of assessment occurs specifically (even for users who are not logged in) to provided tailor-made advertising and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles and must contact YouTube to do so. 

You can obtain further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube in the privacy notice. You can also obtain further information on your rights and settings options to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject  to the EU-US Privacy Shield:

The legal basis for the integration of YouTube videos is Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GPDR. Our justified interest is for marketing purposes. In so far as you consent to the video by clicking, the legal basis is Art. Section 1 lit. a GDPR. 


We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook. Thus, we use the “two click solution” or a technically similar device. This means that when you visit our page, initially no personal data is forwarded to the provider of the plug-ins. You can identify the plug-in provider with the marking on the box using its initial letters or the logo. We offer you the option of communicating directly with the plug-in provider using the button. The plug-in provider only receives the information that you have accessed the relevant website of our online service if you click on the marked field and thus activate it. The data collected when you visit our website is also transmitted. In the case of Facebook, according to the information of the relevant providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymised immediately after collection. By activating the plug-in, personal data from you is transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US/American providers in the USA). As the plug-in provider specifically collects data using cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies from the greyed out box via the safety settings of your browser before clicking.  

We do not have any influence over the data collected and data processing activities nor are the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing or the retention periods known to us. We also have no information on deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider. 

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to tailor its website to your needs. This kind of evaluation occurs specifically (even for users who are not logged in) to provided tailor-made advertising and to inform other social network users of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles and must contact the respective plug-in provider to do so. Using these plug-ins, we offer you the option of interacting with the social networks and other users so that we can improve our service and make it more attractive to you as user. 

The legal basis for the use of plug-ins is Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GPDR. Our justified interest is for marketing purposes. In so far as you consent to a plug-in by clicking, the legal basis is Art. Section 1 lit. a GDPR. 

Data is forwarded irrespective of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in with it. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, your data collected by us is allocated directly to your account with the plug-in provider. If you activate the button and e.g. link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you regularly log out after using a social network, however especially before activating the social media plug-in button, as you can avoid your data being allocated to your profile with the plug-in provider. 

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be obtained from the privacy notices of this provider below. You will also find information there on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy. 

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL of the data protection notices: 

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; information on data collection:, and
Facebook is subject to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield:


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