Diverse landscape along the Weser river
The landscape of the Weser Uplands nature park is characterised by the course of the Weser river, extensive forests and magnificent views of varied surroundings. The nature park extends to the south on both sides of the Weser river, bordered in the north-east by the Deister and in the north-west by the Bückeberg mountain range. The Süntel mountain ranges, which are up to 440 metres high, as well as the steep, rugged cliffs of the Hohenstein and the Ith are home to rare lichens, mosses and flowering plants.
In the Weser Uplands, nature and the landscape can be best discovered while hiking, cycling or on water tours. The Weserbergland-Weg, which has been awarded the ‘Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland‘ (Walkable Germany) quality seal, takes you through stages 8 to 12 of the Weser Uplands nature park and is suitable for any hiker. We also recommend taking an occasional break, letting your eyes wander and breathing in the healthy forest air.
Ambitious climbers also come into their own here climbing the mountain ranges of the Weser Uplands. The Ith in the south-east and the Hohenstein, with their bizarre rock formations, make for a true climbing paradise. Along the Weser river is the Weser-Radweg (Weser Cycle Route), one of the most popular national cycle routes in Germany. Whether you are cycling for pleasure or taking a long cycle tour, you can discover plenty of highlights in the nature park, particularly along the upper course of the Weser river.
You can also visit the numerous architectural and cultural monuments, such as the Weser Renaissance buildings in the historical centres of the Pied Piper town of Hamelin and the historical half-timbered town of Rinteln. It is also well worth visiting the impressive castles in Bückeburg and Hämelschenburg.
You can find more information on the Weser Uplands nature park on its website (only in German). A visit to the adjacent Solling-Vogler nature park is also recommended.