Breathe deeply, feel at peace, recharge your batteries. The best place to do this is out in the countryside. Most of the Siegen-Wittgenstein region is covered in forest. Even today, it is still home, workplace and livelihood for the locals. Mighty tree trunks become timber frames. The charcoal burner turns hardwood into charcoal for the smithy fires. In order to conserve wood, neighbours bake their bread together in the “Backes”, the bakehouse. The ancient Hauberg system of forest management means the forest is communal property for use by all. Discover living tradition. Experience a sense of home.