Idyllic half-timbered houses, miraculous nature, moving contemporary history, soothing brine and great family fun – that and so much more awaits you in the little town of Salzhemmendorf.
The lakespore blossom with it’s white – purple carpet of flowers enchants the Ith during spring and the „Osterwald“ fascinates visitors with it’s snowy landscape in the winter months.
Salzhemmendorf is well known for it’s highly concentrated brine – the second best in Europe by the way. You can enjoy it’s healing effects in the thermal baths „Ith-Sole-Therme“.
Fun for the whole family is guaranteed in the theme park „Rastiland“ which is open all year round.
If you stay here in summer make sure to plan a visit at the open-air theater stage „Osterwaldbühne“ or learn more about the hard coal mining industry at the visitors mine „Hüttenstollen“.
The legendary Ith and the Thüster Berg with it’s observation tower „Lönsturm“ offer beautiful hikes with bizarre rock formations.
The courtyard cafe in Ockensen provides a lovely and comfortable place for breakfast or tea if you need a break after hiking and the peculiar „Wasserbaum“ close by is worth a visit as well.