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Make a holiday home in Sauerland, Germany your home away from home

Sauerland is a region in the western German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In contrast to much of the rest of this state, Sauerland holiday homes are set in an area that is relatively sparsely populated; it’s also dotted with picturesque villages and towns, has a rural feel and features a number of protected areas of natural beauty.

Things to do in Sauerland, Germany

The most popular activities for holidaymakers at self-catering accommodation n Sauerland involve the great outdoors. It’s a landscape of valleys, rolling hills, forests, meadows and charming villages with half-timbered houses. Recommended walking paths in the region include Rothaarsteig, the high elevation Hoehenflug and the Waldroute. The latter is a 240-kilometre trail that guides hikers and mountain through a wealth of woodland scenery, with all kinds of flora and fauna to be spotted en route.

Another great reason to head for Sauerland holiday accommodation is to experience the region’s various lakes. The six main lakes in the region are Henne, Bigge, Sorpesee, Diemel, Moehne and Lister. In addition to typical summertime activities like swimming and sunbathing, the lakes in the Sauerland region also offer cruises with the Weisse Flotte ships, or personal boat hire.

There’s also a great mix of visitor attractions for anyone visiting Sauerland holiday homes. At Bestwig you’ll find the popular theme Park, Fort Fun, which boasts numerous amusements and rides for all the family. There are also some natural wonders located in the region – Balve Cave is a huge underground chamber that has been used as a venue for cultural events and performances since the early-19th Century. There’s also the Atta Cave in Attendorn, which is the most-visited show-cave in the country.

Places to visit on holiday in Sauerland, Germany

A town well worth visiting while on holiday at Auerland self-catering holiday accommodation is Siegen. It’s a medieval town with a number of beautiful remnants, including the medieval churches, Nikolaikirche and Martinikirche. Other essential sights include the Oberes Schloss, which dates to the 13th Century, and the Unteres Schloss, which today houses a number of federal offices.

Weather in Sauerland, Germany

Sauerland holiday rentals are found in a region with quite a large difference between winter and summer temperatures. For the most part, summers are warm, with highs usually reaching the high-20 in July and August. Spring and Autumn conditions are usually mild, while winters are consistently cold, bringing snowfall on occasion.

Cheap flights to Sauerland, Germany

The city of Dortmund sits within an hour’s drive of Sauerland self-catering holiday homes, and the airport here (DTM), is served by a number of low-cost airlines, such as easyJet flying from London-Luton (LUT).

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (21 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    House #777889
    21
    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.3/5
      (14 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      House #2339051
      14
      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (36 reviews)
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        • 9 BR
        • 7 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 26
        House #2249653
        36
        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.4/5
          (7 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          House #510208
          7
          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
            • 16 BR
            • 8 BA
            • Sleeps 30
            House #2370215
            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 9
              House #501298
              10
              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1221683
                4
                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                  (14 reviews)
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                  • Studio
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  House #2183610
                  14
                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 5 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Apartment #1759669
                    4
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      House #2094626
                      2
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        House #1221677
                        5
                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          House #1221654
                          13
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            House #2362283
                            2
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #1221641
                              20
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                House #2306296
                                1
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Apartment #2359508
                                  18
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #2584300
                                    2
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (8 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #2353681
                                      8
                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #2411493
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Apartment #1221910
                                          31
                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                            (9 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Farmhouse #1220301
                                            9
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #2483220
                                              1
                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 18
                                                Farmhouse #1221486
                                                7
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  Villa #444215
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #754533
                                                    2
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (24 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      House #2037743
                                                      24
                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 5 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Villa #1929605
                                                        15
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #754533
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (18 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #1221739
                                                            18
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #6078788
                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                House #2433810
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Apartment #1221755
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Multiple rentals House #2037363
                                                                    15
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 9 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 20
                                                                      Villa #2606529
                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #2320743
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Apartment #2494217
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                            House #2420862
                                                                            13
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 7 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 14
                                                                              House #2562496
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Multiple rentals House #2037363
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #540228
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                    (30 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    House #1221981
                                                                                    30
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                      House #6788187
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (17 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals House #502863
                                                                                        17
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #2605336
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (19 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #766625
                                                                                            19
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #2335277
                                                                                              3
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Apartment #2563272
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #2525261
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #6115619
                                                                                                    3
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                                                                                                    Cool! We saw in the nearby ski jumping in Willingen. It's very great!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Cool! We saw in the nearby ski jumping in Willingen. It's very great!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2014

                                                                                                    Nice and helpfull owners. Animals on the farm dog, horses, 2 bunnies, cows. Ve ...

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Nice and helpfull owners. Animals on the farm dog, horses, 2 bunnies, cows. Very peacefull and quiet. Lots of nice hiking trails, although roads are mostly hard with rocks or asfalt. Good for biking. We were here in September seen lots of nice mushrooms. Town Meschede in 15min with car, with 3 big supermarkets. Downsite no wi-fi (but they were working on that one?), interneband on telephone bad. But I think it's good to have had no internet for a while! This was such a relaxing vacation!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Nov 05, 2013
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2013