Surroundings: Location & Directions
The Sauerländer Siebengebirge – Eldorado of Nature
With its three picturesque villages Stockum, Dörnholthausen and Seidfeld, the Sauerländer Siebengebirge is considered to be one of the most beautiful regions in Germany.
The seven hilltops Bergmer, Wintrop, Rehberg, Spitzer Kahlenberg, Stumpfer Kahlenberg, Winzenberg and Gräfenberg form the core of this landscape. Completed by the adjacent hills Hetvert, Haunscheid, Bauvert, Christenberg, Attenberg and Denstenberg, they describe the natural scenery of the Sauerländer Siebengebirge, which is unique even out of the Sauerland.
This diverse and interesting landscape with its dark green forests and lush green pastures, time and again interrupted by small sparkling streams and bubbling springs is a real eldorado for nature lovers.
In the Sauerland tradition and innovation harmoniously converge. When approaching the three villages, one’s view is drawn immediately to the gothic chapel on the Rehberg, which was devoted in 1919 and can be reached on a path by pilgrims. At night, it is illuminated impressively. Another landmark is the inclined tower of the St. Pankratius church in Stockum. Within the walls of the late-Romanesque hall church you can see some jewels from past centuries e.g. the Merovingian tom slab and the Romanesque font.