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The Sauerland

Land of a thousand mountains

Hanses Hof is located in Nehden, one of the 16 villages that belong to the core town of Brilon.

There are numerous hiking and cycling trails around the property and in the entire region, as well as many attractive leisure activities.


Nehden is a charming village with about 500 inhabitants, which is about 7km from the forest and core town of Brilon.

The village's own bakery is open until noon six days a week.

Our holiday farm is located on the outskirts of the village, surrounded by nature. For example, you can walk to one of the soulful places in the Sauerland, the Almequellen, in 30 minutes.

Nehden itself is almost completely surrounded by the nature reserve and is known for the dinosaur site where the remains of the Iguanodon were found in 1978. You can find out more about the history of the region and a reconstruction of the skeleton in the Museum Haus Hövener.

Also worth seeing is the listed Johanneskapelle in the village.

Mühlental and Almequellen

The idyllic Mühlental with the alpine springs is of a rare scenic beauty and is under nature protection.


With more than 100 individual rivers, the Almequellen are one of the strongest and cleanest spring discharges in Germany.

Our holiday farm in Nehden is only 3km away from the alpine springs. Various paths through nature lead to you, whether flat along the dinosaur site or a little steeper past the eagle owl rock.

You should definitely have sturdy shoes with you! Incidentally, the route is also easy to ride by bike.

There are several places to stop for a break in the area.


In summer, the outdoor pool in Alme can also be easily reached on foot.


The Hanseatic city of Brilon with its historic town center is also known as the most densely wooded city in Germany.

Around the market square are the Museum Haus Hövener, the starting point of the Rothaarsteig and all kinds of restaurants.

Among other things, Brilon offers a mini golf course, an indoor swimming pool, a city library and an attractively designed spa park.

Around the city center you will find a wonderful forest outdoor pool, the forest fairy path, a 17 km long mountain bike trail, a varied archery tour, the Möhne spring directly on the Kammweg and much more.

In the vicinity:


Brilon: approx. 10 minutes by car (7km)

  • nice little shopping street

  • many nice restaurants and leisure activities

Diemelsee: approx. 15 minutes (17km)

  • Rental of pedal boats, oars and motor boats possible

Willingen: approx. 20 minutes by car (20km)

  • many offers for hiking and cycling

  • in winter a ski area with a piste network of 16 km

  • some leisure activities (indoor climbing, bowling, karting, ...)

Bad Wünnenberg: approx. 20 minutes by car (20km)

  • Aabach dam

  • Barefoot path

Bruchhausen near Olsberg: approx. 25 minutes by car (25km)

  • Sternrodt summer toboggan run

  • Landscape protection area: Bruchhauser stones

Bestwig: approx. 25 minutes by car (30km)

  • FURT FUN amusement park

  • Visitor mine

Paderborn: approx. 40 minutes by car (38km)

  • many shopping opportunities

  • Pader spring area

Schmallenberg: approx. 50 minutes by car (45km)

  • Thikos Kinderland

We offer the Sauerland Card, with which you can travel by bus and train for free throughout the Sauerland. and huge discounts apply in many leisure facilities.

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