The town of Arnsberg offers variety and proximity to nature in a beautiful landscape with a large number of forested areas. The historic town centre can be seen from far away on a mountain ridge. Romantic winding passages and the ruins of an electoral prince’s castle form the medieval centre.
On the site of the “Kurfürstlicher Thiergarten Arnsberg”, there isan attraction that is unique in North Rhine-Westphalia: a delightful hiking trail on which you pass through widely varying nature with insights and views.Details
A fortified tower from the 13th century threatened to slowly disintegrate. While it might have been stable externally, it was eroding on the inside, and in such a state, the tower could not be open for access in just a few generations’ time.
An important piece of cultural heritage of the town of Arnsberg will now be retained, however.
This was only possible with a change of use, combined with a new and interesting function.
In 2008, the idea emerged of integrating an accessiblecamera obscura into the tower.
The family-owned distillate manufacturing company is located in the heart of the old centre of Arnsberg, in a house built in 1609 after a major fire, where the Arnsberg town school used to be, naturally - as was usual at that time - for boys only. The house, located directly next to the bell tower, the symbol of the town of Arnsberg, and the old town centre chapel of St. Georg, is now a listed building, and was lovingly restored in 2010 and 2011.Details
5 old fire trucks, 2 motorbikes, one powder trailer, 2 access ladders, a large number of historical items of equipment and uniforms are now being proudly exhibited by the association. Alongside the collection, the main purpose of the association is to restore and maintain the value of all items and vehicles.Details
On the Alter Markt (old market square) with the bell tower, with the old town hall (1710), “Zur Krim” and the Maximilianbrunnen fountain (1779) is where Arnsberg’s historic heart beats. The Madonna in the niche on the town hall building has survived many town fires and is witness to an eventful history.
At the side of the town hall there is the symbol of the Cologne rulers in Arnsberg.
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The Förderverein Bürgergärten e.V. (civic gardens support association) develops and supports events in the classical civic gardens in Arnsberg. As well as culture in the gardens, horticulture as such is the focus of the association’s activities.Details
The parish church of St. Johannes Baptist, known among the local population as the “Sauerland cathedral”, can be seen from far away. With seven altars, the three-aisled basilica is furnished in the neo-Romanesque style. Around the church, cafés and shops invite visitors to stroll around and take a look. There is a weekly market here on Wednesdays and Saturdays.Details
The St. Petri parish church with its 12th century tower was among the 12 main parishes in the Sauerland region, and its influence extended beyond today’s Arnsberg municipal area. As a result, it was even the official mother church of the Oelinghausen nunnery. The 1,100 year-old traditional Hüsten fair still reminds us of the original significance of this church site.Details
Classical streets on the Neumarkt with the church of the resurrection, Königstrasse street and Brückenplatz square dominate the town.Details
The Auferstehungskirche in Arnsberg, built between 1822 and 1824, was the first Evangelical church building in the town.
The growth of the Evangelical community made it necessary to build and Evangelical church. From 1822 to 1825, under the supervision of Schinkel, the first Evangelical church of the Duchy of Westphalia was built. The furnishings in the classical style are worth seeing.Details
The Grüner Turm (green tower) and the Limpusturm tower are two of four defence towers that still exist today, which were part of the medieval town fortifications. While the Limpusturm was occasionally used as a prison, the Grüne Turm was home to local artists from the region for a long time.
For the Limpusturm see the Camera Obscura Arnsberg light and media tower.Details
This castle was destroyed in 1762 during the Seven Year War. Models of the castle can be admired in the Sauerland Museum.Details