Zum Greifen nah.

Free time? Day trips!

Have time, enjoy free time!

Nothing planned for today? Do you have the luxury of free time and want to go on a short excursion to the sheer endless forests, pristine nature and picturesque villages?

Siegen-Wittgenstein is really close, perfect for a spontaneous short trip. Allow yourself to be enthralled!

Here, you can enjoy the present and experience unforgettable moments, have fun and allow your spirit to run free. Discover the magic of our unspoilt landscape along the Rothaarsteig, impressive panoramas and tranquil villages with beautiful timber-framed houses.

Off you go! We’re already waiting for you!

Tips for peace-seekers

Quietly rustling canopies of leaves, gently murmuring streams and joyfully singing birds – this is what the often almost untouched forests in Siegerland and Wittgenstein have to offer. Find tranquility in this magnificent natural landscape on the Rothaar Mountains...
Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.

Tips for families

Little guests, big fun! Families are welcome guests in Siegen-Wittgenstein. Here you will find loads of locations and excursion destinations that offer diversion and enjoyment for everyone – rain or shine. Everyone can find plenty of space to play and romp about in the fresh air...
Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.

Tips for aesthetes

The region is an ideal starting point for your forays through art and culture, offering diversity, beauty, tranquility and calm. Popular excursion destinations and an attractive shopping town ensure diversion and relaxation. Here, you can experience art with all of your senses surrounded by greenery...
Photo: Achim Meurer, CC BY

Tips for comfort lovers

Very cosy and relaxed! Slow down with us. Drink an aromatic coffee, enjoy a nice slice of tart or a crispy “Siegerländer Krüstchen” poppy seed pastry and just feel good. Allow your spirit to run free while also experiencing something on holiday: At the south east tip of South Westphalia, both active holidaymakers and layabouts are welcome...


Photo: Sascha Hüttenhain

Tips for the curious

Up to the heights and down into the depths - Would you like to be surprised? Then you can discover a lot in our natural low mountain landscape! Head off on an adventurous search for clues...


Photo: Michael Bahr, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.

Tips for freedom lovers

Are you an adventurer with no fear of heights? Would you like to look down on the world from a new perspective? Do you dare to sail the winds, enjoy spectacular views and gain fascinating insights? Then take off and enjoy boundless adventure - with the sun and wind always at your back...


Photo: Tourismus NRW e.V.

Tips for pleasure seekers

Do you like trying out new flavours and dishes? In Siegen-Wittgenstein, living culture and old traditions are not a contradiction but rather a living reality. Make sure you try the fresh trench bread from a traditional bakery...
Photo: Achim Meurer, CC BY

Spezialität der Region Siegen-Wittgenstein

Photo: Verein zur Pflege der Dorfgemeinschaft Ferndorf


Noch nie gehört? Und schon gar nicht gegessen? Dann sollten Sie dieses besondere Kartoffelbrot unserer Heimat probieren – frisch gebacken ein fantastischer Gaumenschmaus! Wir lieben den „Riewekooche“ bestrichen mit Butter und etwas Salz. Sie auch? Oder doch lieber mit Marmelade?

„Riewekooche“ ist in der Mundart „Siegerländer Platt“ das Wort für Reibekuchen und eine lokale Spezialität des Siegerlandes. Das Kartoffelbrot wird traditionellerweise in einer Kastenform gebacken. Oft auch im Backes, einem traditionellen Gemeinschaftsbackhaus in den Dörfern, das an Backtagen gemeinsam genutzt wird.

  • 1000 g of flour
  • 1000 g of potato
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ litre of milk
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 yeast cube
  • some sugar


Mix the yeast with the sugar and some milk. Sprinkle the salt and flour into the bowl. Peel the potatoes in lukewarm water then grate, add the eggs and boil with warm milk. Mix the remaining ingredients together and place in the oven at 50 °C (approx. 30 min.). Then pour the batter into a loaf tin and bake at 195 °C (fan oven 185 °C) for one hour on the lowest shelf. Tastes fantastic with salted butter or with jam.



Recipe: Anneliese Siebel, Verein zur Pflege der Dorfgemeinschaft Ferndorf

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