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Amecke Things to Do

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    by yumyum Written Apr 17, 2011

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    You will find the St. Hubertus church right in the center of Amecke as a major landmark and therefore orientation point.

    The St. Hubertus church is a catholic church. Already in 1552 there was a chapel dedicated to St. Hubertus. In 1718 a new chapel was built by the Wrede family. The chapel was extended into a church in 1932. The chapel was integrated as you can see in the picture no. 3.

    St. Hubertus Amecke St. Hubertus interior St. Hubertus part of former chapel WW1 memorial in church yard St. Hubertus Amecke

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    by yumyum Written Apr 17, 2011

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    Amecke is situated at one end of the Sorpesee. You will see a lot of holiday/weekend houses here as well as a large caravan park which is still in walking distance although it is also infrequently served by a bus.

    Since our visit was in March we didn't see all the possibilites that the lake offers, except that the ducks have their own breeding area.

    Sorpesee/view towards Amecke view to part of caravan park

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    These buildings look less like an ordinary house than a castle like structure which gives you an awesome impression.

    There is no access to the place though. I entered through a wide open gate for the first picture to get a closer view. For the other pictures I approached by the road and went as far as the courtyard gate where the dog sign (photo no. 5) is to be found. I didn't see a dog though. And I read on the tourist information site that they seem to rent out rooms there.

    According to Wikipedia the House Amecke used to be called Castrum Adenbecke and was first mentioned in 1338. The Manor House was surrounded by a moat until 1830. In 1419 the place was divided into an upper and a lower house. Whereas the lower house was kept in possession until today by the Freiherren von Wrede-Amecke (ie barons), the upper house came into possession of the "von Heygen" family through marriage. Only in 1758 the "von Wrede-Amecke" family was able to repossess it.

    Haus Amecke side view courtyard entrance courtyard view from the gate warning from the dog

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Amecke Restaurants

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    by yumyum Written Apr 17, 2011

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    We bought pastries at the Tillmann bakery to take away with us. But I've noticed that it is also a café with several tables. This is good to know since in March when we stopped in Amecke, the other restaurant we saw near the lake seemed to be closed for the season.

    The pastries we bought had normal prices and were yummy.

    Baeckerei Tillmann

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Amecke Transportation

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    by yumyum Written Apr 17, 2011

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    We came here by car. You may find a parking lot by the lake which is free in winter, but you'll have to pay in the warm season.

    But you may also get to Amecke by bus from Arnsberg which is connected to the railway to Dortmund/Hagen/Warburg/Winterberg. The bus stop we saw is in the center of Amecke by the church.

    bus Amecke - Arnsberg

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Amecke Sports & Outdoors

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    Since Amecke is a holiday and weekend getaway destination there are various hiking paths in the vicinity of the town. One is the Sauerland Waldpfad which goes along Haus Amecke following the creek for a bit.

    Check the website of the Verkehrsverein/Tourist Office below for the hiking map.

    hiking path sign
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    by yumyum Updated Apr 17, 2011

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    Next to the House Amecke you will find a family golfcourse. On their website (in German only) you will see whether the golfcourse is open and the actual opening times etc.

    golf course part of golfcourse
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