When I see the lake, I don't need the sea anymore!

The lakes shine in the sun like blue gems in the landscape of the Ebbegebirge. The region of the nature experience area with the towns of Attendorn, Olpe, Meinerzhagen, Wenden and Drolshagen stretches along the Biggesee and Listersee lakes and is located in the Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park. Discover the possibilities!

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The region also offers you a perfect infrastructure for cycling. In addition to the typical swinging landscape of the Sauerland with hills, forests and valleys, lonely roads and challenging trails offer optimal conditions. The Bigge-Lister cycle circuit is divided into a challenging high-altitude route and an idyllic lake route. Whether you want to take a leisurely bike ride with your family or plan a tour on a mountain bike - this is the right place for you. Do you already know the mountain bike park in Attendorn? If you prefer to "experience" the tours with an e-bike, you will find more information about rental stations and charging stations.

Hiking experience

Hikers have the opportunity to explore the landscape around the Biggesee and Listersee on the Bigge-Lister-Weg, partly on flat routes directly along the lake, partly on challenging high-altitude routes. You may encounter galloping hay bales on the KulTour, a circular art and landscape trail along the Lister, or you may start from the Biggequelle in Wenden-Römershagen.

Olpe, Attendorn, Meinerzhagen and Wenden also have numerous and varied hiking trails to explore. The Waldweg Grenzenlos in Olpe offers a barrier-free circular trail.

View experience

The hiking trails in the nature experience area Biggesee-Listersee offer fantastic views; for example on the Sauerland-Höhenflug or on the spectacular Aussichtsplattform Biggeblick in the Waldenburger Bucht near Attendorn. Another vantage point is the Aussichtsturm Wenden-Heid.

Water experience

For sailors, divers, surfers, anglers or for swimming there are numerous offers around the lake. There are many dreamy bathing spots in the nature adventure area Biggesee-Listersee. Of course, you can also experience the Biggesee from a completely different perspective - namely on one of the ships of the White Fleet. From mid-April to mid-October, it's "Ahoy - Welcome aboard!"

Overnight experience

In this beautiful region, there are numerous accommodation options available to you. From first-class hotels to cozy guesthouses, beautiful vacation apartments or camping - there is something for every taste and budget!

Event experience

If you want to experience something, you can always find something special at the numerous and varied events in the nature experience area Biggesee-Listersee! Whether shooting festivals, the big Wenden funfair or the carnival - all festivals that are celebrated with a lot of fun and love for the homeland!

Further interesting excursion destinations in the nature experience area Biggesee-Listersee:

Atta-Höhle in Attendorn

Bieketurm in Attendorn

Burg Schnellenberg in Attendorn

Fire department museum in Attendorn

Sauerland Cathedral in Attendorn

South Sauerland Museum in Attendorn

Old train station Hützemert in Drolshagen

Heimathaus in Drolshagen

Old monastery in Drolshagen

Labyrinth in Drolshagen

Eichener Mühle in Drolshagen

historical market place in Drolshagen

Wegeringhausen cycle tunnel in Drolshagen

St. Clemens parish church in Drolshagen

Jesus Christ church in Meinerzhagen

Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene in Grotewiese

Fish belly bridge in Meinerzhagen

Gut Listringhausen in Meinerzhagen (can only be visited from the outside)

Bone mill in Mühlhofe

Volmequelle in Meinerzhagen

"Karl vom Ebbe", the sculpture of a typical Sauerland man in Meinerzhagen

Wasserschloss Badinghagen in Meinerzhagen (can only be visited from the outside)

City fortification in Olpe

Geschichtsbrunnen in Olpe

Hexenturm in Olpe

Market place with the Panneklöpper monument in Olpe

Valentinskapelle at the Obersee in Olpe

St. Martinus parish church in Olpe

Cultural monument Wendener Hütte in Wenden

Biggequelle spring in Wenden-Römershagen

St. Severinus church in Wenden

Dörnschlade pilgrimage chapel in Wenden

Aussichtsturm in Wenden-Heid

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Public Transit

Mit dem Zug zum Bahnhof Olpe, weiter mit den Linienbussen zum See

Getting there

Von Dortmund oder Gießen kommend auf der A45 nach Olpe am Biggesee

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