Relatively close to Dortmund and yet unmistakeably rural: The cities and towns of Kreis Unna await with enchanted castles, springs, design icons and international light art. No time like the present!
Burning for light art
Does your heart burn for illuminations, projections and light art on a high level? Then visit the Centre for International Light Art in Unna, housed in the vaults of the former Lindenbrauerei brewery. The Yellow Marker by Mischa Kuball in Ostpol in Bönen – a former mine – is reason enough for you to take a trip east.
Palaces, castles and stately homes
Do you prefer it romantic? Then you can take a tour in Kreis Unna! Schwansbell Castle in Lünen with its enchanting park is as attractive as Cappenberg Castle in Selm. Also visit the castles in Selm and Unna. A variety of former stately homes and knights’ residences likewise attract visitors to Kreis Unna! Picturesque town centres, such as in Bergkamen, Schwerte or Werne add the rest to a successful romantic trip.
Water sports and cycling and a design icon
Fans of water sports have come to the right place: Whether the water park in Lünen or Marina Rünthe in Bergkamen – water sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth here. Crossed by the Lippe and Ruhr rivers and also by the Dortmund Ems Canal, the area also offers cyclists a lot to choose from. You can cycle both the Römer-Lippe-Route (Roman Lippe Route) and the RuhrtalRadweg (Ruhr Valley Cycle Route) from here! Water also flows at the Emscherquellhof in Holzwickede, a magical half-timbered house.
A must for design fans! The Colani-Ei on the former Minister Achenbach mine shaft – a special photo scene guaranteed!
The gateway to the Sauerland
Fröndenberg, the area’s southernmost city, is the gateway to the Sauerland. You come here if you enjoy hiking! Not only does the WestfalenWanderWeg (Westphalia Hiking Trail) pick up pace here. Various other trails also cross Fröndenberg and its surroundings. Naturally, cycling is also popular here because the Ruhr Valley Cycle Route also goes through Fröndenberg!