Freizeitzentrum at the Schieder See is a nice, very calm, very green, very peaceful, and almost hidden area of recreation right at the Schieder lake with yet a good few of opportunities to do leisure of many sorts. Park is comfortable & friendly for ppl with disabilities too! However, it surprised me, how almost stubbornly locals/staff stick with their German language. Visitors will not find any directions, signs, broschures, helps or hints in English. Anyway, it's a wonderful, natural spot.
Schwalenberg is popular with tourists, who come to the rolling hills to see the Burg (now a hotel-restaurant), the 16th-century town hall, and the half-timbered houses lining the cobblestone main street.
Schwalenberg was probably founded in the 10th century. The early history of the town is linked to the fortunes of the Count of Schwalenberg, the medieval lord of the castle.
In the municipal reorganization of the early 70's, Schwalenberg joined forces with its neighbor Schieder to form the town of Schieder-Schwalenberg.
VIDEO of my visit:
The castle has so many nooks and crannies, it is impossible to see everything. The gracious hosts, however, don't mind if you try. I walked everywhere I could, taking pictures of things I found unique and fascinating.