Rehburg-Loccum

In Rehburg-Loccum, people live where others spend their holidays, between the Weser River and Steinhuder Lake, in the midst of the varied landscape of the Rehburger Hills and the Steinhuder Lake Nature Park. The town consists of the five districts: Bad Rehburg, Loccum, Münchehagen, Rehburg and Winzlar.

Culture and nature come together in Rehburg-Loccum: a monastery, a historical spa, an open-air museum, a bird sanctuary, pilgrim paths and much more welcomes visitors with open arms.

Rehburg-Loccum for friends of fairy tails  

Along the historical promenade paths in Bad Rehburg, a Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Path (from 09/2020) is waiting to be discovered. On beautiful forest paths with magnificent views of the Steinhuder Lake, the walk becomes an experience for young and old. There you will also find the Wilhelms Tower, built in 1847 and named after Count Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe, where Rapunzel can be found.

The murmur of the Meerbach brook in Rehburg tells of mermaids, kings’ sons, treasures and the True Love. And without the constantly quarrelling giants who lived in the Rehburg mountains and the Düsselburg, Steinhuder Lake would not have come into being at all.

The Jacob's Spring in the Loccum monastery forest, on the other hand, promises all sorts of miraculous effects and if "the chicken who wanted to go to Loccum" had not arrived there, the whole world would no longer exist today.

Münchehagen was once home to the oldest inhabitants of Lower Saxony, and even today you can personally experience traces of them in the Dinosaur Park.

In September, the annual "Rehburg-Loccum Märchentage" (Rehburg-Loccum Fairy Tale Days) is all about fairy tales and legends. All year round, the guided tours offer a humorous and exciting insight into the history of Rehburg-Loccum.

In search of fairy tales and legends, historical views and interesting outlooks, the "Stadtpunkte" signpost(s) can be used at any time of the year.

Rehburg-Loccum for holiday tourists and day visitors

In Loccum Monastery, guests experience 850 years of monastic history and Cistercian tradition, and in Münchehagen Dinosaur Park you follow in the footsteps of the dinosaurs. The historical Romantic Bad Rehburg spa resort in the district of Bad Rehburg beckons you to visit the unique architectural and cultural monument from the 18th century. Nature lovers can set out for impressive bird watching in the district of Winzlar at the Steinhuder Lake to the breeding and resting area of Meerbruchswiesen.

Those who like to actively discover the region can take the Dino-Tour, a 30 km long bicycle route offering numerous sights that promise exciting impressions of the region's eventful history. The 18-hole golf course in Loccum, the indoor swimming pool in Rehburg and the leisure pool in Münchehagen with a 100 m long water slide invite you to further sporting activities. During a well-groomed guided tour, visitors can immerse themselves deeply but nevertheless entertainingly in the interesting history of the place.

Events & Guided Tours

A special note for guests who do not speak German:
Some of the guided tours and audiences offers or events presented here are currently only available in German,
some are offered regularly, others on demand in different languages.
In many cases, fairytale magic and fabulous seductions do not need spoken language to be properly experienced.
Let yourself be surprised or inquire directly at the address given in each case.
And please understand that for technical reasons some descriptions are shown here only in German. Thank you very much!

Rehburg-Loccum Historical tidbits

In Bad Rehburg, Queen Friederike of Hannover donated the Friederike Chapel to the town in 1842. Three hundred sailors and fourteen captains once lived in Münchehagen. Miners worked in eleven different quarries.

In Loccum, Count Hallermund donated land for the construction of the monastery in 1163. Impressive buildings from the architect Meßwarb are located in Rehburg - Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf hide there. In Winzlar the Haarberg, which was once the first ancestral seat of the von Münchhausen family, offers a magnificent view of the Steinhuder Sea.

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