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Four Days in Iserlohn & Menden Area anything fun to do?

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Four Days in Iserlohn & Menden Area anything fun to do?


I will be in this area for a few days and looking for something fun or interesting to do while my husband is doing business. I've tried to find shopping, museums or something interesting but can't find much online. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe even a half day trip.

We will be heading down the Rhine to the Black Forest area afterwards but I was hoping to do more than sit in the hotel for the first few days. I don't know of the hotel in Iserlohn yet.

Any ideas would be great!


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1. Re: Four Days in Iserlohn & Menden Area anything fun to do?

You won't find much in Iserlohn, I used to live there, about all there is to do in that town is walk up to the two towers (Danzturm and Kaiserturm) on the summits of hills on either side of town. An easy short trip by train can be made to Dortmund, not a conventional tourist town, but lots of shops, and it has an interesting art museum (re)opening this year called the Museum am Ostwall. From Dortmund its a quick + simple train journey to Cologne, a city you could easily spend all day in.

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2. Re: Four Days in Iserlohn & Menden Area anything fun to do?



Hönnetal (Hönne valley)


There are a number of caves: Reckenhöhle


Plus a number of monuments of the early industrialisation.

E.g. the oldest complete blast furnace in Germany





Again a stalactite cave, the Dechenhöhle


And industiral culture, e.g. the historical factory premises of Maste–Barendorf


You can e.g. learn about the making of needles/hairpins. Once an important part of the business of Iserlohn.

Sauerland Tourism


Möhne Lake




RUHR.2010 – European Capital of Culture


Ruhr Tourism


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