Schwerte, the old Westphalian Hanseatic town in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia, is increasingly developing into a popular destination for those seeking adventure and recreation and offers attractive cultural and sporting leisure opportunities, especially for weekend travelers and short breaks.
The most beautiful access is found by bike travelers who approach Schwerte through the green Ruhrauen. Already from afar, the striking tower of St. Victor's Church greets with its westward sloping spire and invites, in its shadow, to discover the beautiful Altstadt with its romantic Winkeln and lovingly maintained half-timbered houses and to look out for charming photo motifs. A wide variety of gastronomy throughout the city awaits visitors and will spoil them with foreign specialties or Westphalian delicacies in a pleasant and stylish atmosphere. And don't miss the chance to try the traditional local dish, the "Schwerter Pannekauken". Schwerte is also the most densely wooded town in the district of Unna and therefore also an extremely attractive hiking area. The walking and hiking trails, which are marked throughout and maintained by the Sauerland Mountain Association (SGV), extend over a total length of almost 180 km.