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Welcome to Ölsen, a charming destination in the Westerwald-Sieg (Altenkirchen district), Germany. This small village is known for its stunning geographical location and special features.
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Activities in Oilsen

Attractions in Oilsen


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Long distance hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range
Westerwald-Steig – Complete Trail (East - West)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
Distance 240.1 km
Duration 68:00 h
Ascent 4,623 m
Descent 4,739 m

The Westerwald-Steig is a trail with magnificent views. It spans 235 kilometres from Herborn to Rheinbrohl over mountains, romantic gorges and ...

from Katrin Cramer,   Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 11
Distance 15.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 294 m
Descent 267 m

From Marienthal Abbey, the trail follows the Stations of the Cross, and the old coal road to the viewing tower on the 389m high Beulskopf and into ...

from Michael Sterr,   Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 65 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1,464 m
Descent 1,237 m

Mit dem Rad über diverse Fern- und Weitwanderwege von der Eifel ins Weserbergland und zurück.

from Dirk Neubauer,   Community
Hiking trail · Lahntal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 223 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 4,443 m
Descent 4,583 m

Ein beeindruckendes Wandererlebnis durch Wiesen und Wälder. Sagenhafte Weitblicke, Seen, wilde Bäche, steile Schluchten und sanfte Bergkuppen.

from Outdooractive Administrator,   Wandermagazin
Long distance hiking trail · Region Köln-Bonn
Weg der Zisterzienser Kloster Heisterbach - Kloster Eberbach
Distance 288.5 km
Duration 85:00 h
Ascent 7,179 m
Descent 7,064 m

Auf den Spuren der Zisterzienser vom ehemaligen Kloster Heisterbach durch den Westerwald und das Mittlere Rheintal zum Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau.

from Hans-Georg Sievers,   Cisterscapes
Hiking trail · Region Köln-Bonn
Von Herchen über den Beuelskopf nach Au(Sieg)
Difficulty difficult
Distance 23.6 km
Duration 7:57 h
Ascent 456 m
Descent 415 m

Wanderung vom 15.03.2020

from Hans-Jürgen Arndt,   Community
Mountainbiking · Westerwald
Vom Daadener Land nach Bonn
Map / Vom Daadener Land nach Bonn
Difficulty S3 difficult
Distance 84.4 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 1,104 m
Descent 1,499 m

Über den Westerwald und das Siebengebirge nach Bonn

from Jörg Kohlhaas,   Community
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Ölsen is located at the foot of the Siebengebirge and offers a picturesque view of the surrounding hills and valleys. The area is criss-crossed by forests, rivers and lakes, making it a paradise for outdoor lovers.

Tourist attractions include Hamm Castle, an impressive 14th-century castle complex, and St. Laurentius Church with its beautiful Baroque façade.

Cultural highlights include the annual culture and wine festival in summer and the traditional Christmas market in winter. Here you can enjoy local products and be enthralled by artistic performances.

The culinary specialities of this region are hearty dishes such as potato soup or pork knuckle with sauerkraut. But there are also sweet treats like apple pie or streusel to be discovered here.

For outdoor activities, spring to autumn is particularly suitable for hiking, cycling or canoeing on the nearby river Sieg. In winter, skiing or tobogganing in the surrounding mountains are ideal.

If it rains, we recommend a visit to the local museum "Haus der Geschichte" (House of History), which provides insight into regional history.

The most beautiful place in Ölsen is undoubtedly the castle park, where you can enjoy nature and relax. Here you will also find a playground for children.

Overall, Ölsen is a destination worth visiting with its geographical location, cultural highlights and outdoor activities. We hope this Travel Guide will help you in your planning and welcome you to Ölsen soon!

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Destinations in Oilsen


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