Brilon - The best wooded city in Germany welcomes you!

Brilon is a state-approved Kneipp spa, a popular hiking area and the starting point for many nature-related sports.
The historic old town with its sights, such as the town hall, one of the oldest in Germany, the market square or the Probsteikirche are worth to be discovered during a tour.
The shops in the pedestrian zone invite you to stroll and cafes and Restaurants invite you to dine.

Spa park

The spa park located in Helle offers several water areas with resting and lying areas and a Kneipp facility, whose water comes from the nearby Möhnequelle. Furthermore, there are in the park a geological trail, a teaching center for beekeepers, a herb garden, the opportunity to feed goats and ducks and varied leisure activities (chess, bocce, table tennis, badminton, etc.).

Spa concerts also take place from June to August.

Museum Haus Hövener

"Haus Hövener" is a museum of local history in Brilon. It is located directly on the market in the listed, historical Haus Hövener. Wilhelmine Hövener founded the Foundation Briloner Eisenberg and Gewerke - Stadtmuseum Brilon during her lifetime. Part of the exhibition are the geological history and dinosaurs from Brilon-Nehden and an interactive city model with several hundred years of Brilon city history.

Everything about Brilon ...


  • Guided old town tour
  • Indoor pool and forest outdoor pool
  • Mini-golf course
  • Marksmen's Festival in June
  • Schnadegang in a 2-year rhythm
  • Michaelis funfair in September
  • Old Town Festival in August
  • "Brilon blooms" - always shortly after Easter
  • Brilon music summer with live bands


  • Borbergs Churchyard - 8th-century Wallburg complex with St. Mary's Chapel
  • Laurentius Church in Scharfenberg - one of the most beautiful Sauerland church rooms
  • Parish Church of St. Dionysius Thülen - Baroque construction of a pillar basilica with a very beautiful altar and baptismal font worth seeing.
  • Castle Alme - horseshoe-shaped moated castle from the early 18th century
  • Almequelle - one of the largest source areas in Germany with crystal clear water
  • Bruchhauser stones - rock Formation worth seeing
  • 15 km Willingen with World Cup ski jump, Ettelsberg with glass lookout tower
  • 30 km Winterberg - Kahler Asten, highest mountain of the Sauerland, bobsleigh and toboggan run
  • 40 km Paderborn - one of the most church-rich cities in Germany, cathedral with "rabbit window"
  • 30 km Wewelsburg - the only triangle castle in Germany