The Spieker is about 300 years old. It was originally used for storage i.e. the natural products that the church received were stored here. It is probably from the 17th century but in today's form from around 1800.The Spieker is actually the local lore museum. Since its opening times are very rare and short, I only managed to visit on 27th November...more
In nearby Hüinghausen there is a museum railway run by a club. From May till early December they have regular events with train rides by either diesel or steam engine. It's well worth a visit as it's good fun for young and old. Hüinghausen belongs to Herscheid.For more info check out my Hüinghausen page.more
A tower on the ridge of the Ebbemountain in a place called Nordhelle has first been built almost 200 years ago. The order to build a stone tower came from Napoleon who needed a mirror telegraph. For a long time there was a wooden tower but a storm was the end of that one. Today's tower was built in 1912 and was inaugurated on 21th September 1913....more
We visited the outdoor terrace of the Café Vedder one afternoon after a lovely walk in the area. The Cafe Vedder is situated in the country side, so to speak, off the beaten path from the tourist point of view. There are lovely walks in the Gasmert area above the Versetalsperre.Service was attentive and friendly. I ordered a "Windbeutel" (Euro...more
The Gasthaus Neuemuehle is located at a crossroads in the middle of no-where, well not quite. But it's in a quiet part of the Sauerland still located within the community of Herscheid. One way from here goes uphill to the Fuerwigge dam which is a popular hiking/jogging round at 4,1 km. Then you are close to Herscheid itself and the Ebbegebirge with...more
The Herscheider Muehle is located outside the town of Herscheid on the way to Werdohl but still close to Herscheid. Mind you, you cannot walk there along the country road simply because there is no sidepath and I wouldn't recommend it either. You could take the bus to "Hardt" and then walk down the L879 country road.The Herscheider Muehle is...more
I did not stay here late enough to check it out....is there any nightlife here?
I will let you know the next time.
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Herscheid lies between Luedenscheid (end of Dortmund-Hagen-Lüdenscheid line) and Plettenberg (on the Siegen-Essen line) so you can actually arrive at either train station. Plettenberg may be easier because bus no. 54 which takes you to Herscheid leaves from in front of the station whereas in Luedenscheid (the other end of bus no. 54) the station is...more
If you come by commercial plane, then one of the nearest airports is Düsseldorf (DUS). From there you can take a S-Bahn to Düsseldorf and then a regio express or ICE to Hagen, then a local train to Lüdenscheid and then finally a bus to Herscheid. Easy, eh?!Alternatively, you can fly in in your own sports plane to the local airport...more
Here you can get all the goodies that a "Konditorei" offers.
What to buy: The Herscheider Bergspitzen are famous. They are chocolates named after the mountains around Herscheid and have different tastes.
Hurricane Kiryll devasted large parts of the Sauerland on 18th January 2007. It will take months or even years until everything is cleared up. Meanwhile you will see many uprooted trees and some still lie on minor roads. Also in the forests there are half fallen trees which will have to be felled eventually. So watch where you step!more
When visiting your local friend, remember to bring as a gift something unique from your own country/region.
I brought to my friend "Lapponia Cranberry Liquor" from Finland.
This area between Gasmert and Niederholte (which all belong to Herscheid) is popular for walking and hiking. It is situated above the Versetalsperre, so on certain stretches you get some nice views of the lake. Versetal lake is a drinking water reservoir. Some Gasmert paths are also very popular for dog walks. There are a few benches around if you...more
The town of Plettenberg which is not far from Herscheid is an industrial town. Already in the 1880 the instrustrialists thought of building a dam in order to produce electricity. The construction was started on 23rd March 1903 but the first 2 construction companies quickly gave up. Finally, a third managed to finish the project on 31st July 1907....more
Around Herscheid in the hills it is perfect to crosscountry ski in winter. In certain places there are prepared tracks. One can only hope for a winter with lots of snow!For crosscountry skiing you need to go up to "Nordhelle" where they spur a single track provided there is enough snow. The whole tour is about 8 km (I think) but you can do a...more
Herscheid has an outdoor swimming pool which is open in the warm season. The water is heated. There is a big pool for swimming and a jumping tower. Then there is a smaller pool for children and the baby pool. There are changing rooms with showers and a kiosk with drinks and snacks. You may also attend swimming lessons.Single entry is Euro 2.50 for...more
On the hill above Herscheid called Linde you find an area where you may toboggan provided there is enough snow. The place called Linde is between Herscheid and a place called Berghagen.Mind you the slope is quite steep, so watch you kids as you do it at your own risk!Parking is available nearby.more
Herscheid has first been mentioned in an official document in 904 under the name "Herisceithe". It is thought, that already before 800 there was a castle at the edge of town for the protection of the population in the area. Around the year 1000 there was a church community. At that time the inhabitants started working with iron. In 1592 there were...more