These beautiful holiday apartments are situated in a historic water mill building amidst pure nature. The area is Wittgenstein in the Rothaargebirge ( Red Hair Mountain Range ), a densely forested reagion with rolling hills. This like the adjacent Hochsauerland area has been a refuge for hikers and other recreation seekers from the Netherlands for decades. For some unknown reason the British and US travellers have not yet discovered this beautiful spot. Being a very anglophile person ( spent three years in the UK ) the proprietor wants to offer this apartment to UK and US nature lovers.
Some 80% of the region is covered with dense forest, mostly of spruce and beech. The narrow valleys between the hills are pastureland. From the apartment You look over the pond to the meadows, where most times some horses are in view. The mill pond in spring is alive with thousands of frogs and newts. Heron and red kite are a regular sight, on occasion the very rare black stork looks bye.
Comprehensive information service : We strive to supply our guests with comprehensive information about all aspects of their stay and leisure activities. Be it shopping, restaurants or 3D cinema, theme park or winter sports, public pools or horseback riding, golf course or museum, we are pleased to support our guests with all they need to know. What we don`t know we`ll find out. We will send you links to the most beautiful hiking trails and other interesting destinations even before your arrival, so you can prepare to make best use of your time. Try us, our recommendations are non-committal.
Our foreign guests use the mill as a restorative centre and base for excursions in a wider circle. Day trips to Cologne are popular, to visit the Dom ( Cathedral ), zoo or the multitude of museums, ranging from historic collections like the Roman Germanic Museum to modern art collections like Museum Ludwig. Frankfurt is another frequent destination, with the Senckenberg Museum ( Natural History Museum ), zoo and Palmengarten.
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The 2 spacious apartments can also be booked together. They then have a total floor space of 250 m², 7 bedrooms for up to 14 persons, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and two adjacent patios. You rarely find such a roomy accomodation of this quality and equipment. The combined apartments are ideal for chummy families travelling together or groups of people. Details about the two apartments you find in the respective descriptions.
We recommend timely reservation. Both apartments for themselves will have a very high utilisation, free weeks are unlikely to be available for short term booking.
The apartments have separate entrances. Over the pation on can enter the other apartment in about 10m distance.
The Wittgenstein area is elevated between 300 and 800m. There are hundreds of miles of hinking trails, some of them long distance trails like the Rothaarsteig or the European Long Distance Trail E1. This is the most densely forested region in Germany. Traditionally most of the population made a meagre living from agricuture and forestry. Even today many people have to commute, because there is little industry. Tourism is becoming an increasing economic factor, but unlike in adjacent Hochsauerland, mass tourism hasn`t arrived yet. Because of its scenic beauty and numerous established hiking trails the area is destined to become a prime refuge for people who really look for a quiet hideaway for their vacation. Wittgenstein is in the western part of Germany. From here You can make day trips to Cologne ( 125km ), Frankfurt ( 140km ) or to the lovely University town Marburg ( 50km ).
Other Activities: Ice skating in winter, rock climbing at Kapplerstein
Golf: Only 3km from the mill construction of Sassenhausen golf course has started in June 2009. In September the driving range will be opened. In the next few months initially a short course with 6 holes is to be completed.
Ski: Are you interested in winter sports? You can get it all in the area, from many downhill slopes to hundreds of miles of cross country ski trails, ice skating, whatever you like.