Located in Westphalia region of Germany, this city is famous for its natural beauty and historic monuments. This is one of the oldest cities in Germany, with a history dating back more than 1000 years. One of the most popular activities for visitors is hiking, thanks to the acres of forests surrounding the city. If you are visiting during winter time, you can ski, snow board, and undertake many other types of snow sports. You can use a rental car to visit historic monuments such as the St. Petrus Church, the ancient market square, and the town hall. Timber and stone houses from the Middle Ages, common to many cities in this part of Germany, and fountains, old and new, are other city attractions that you can explore on your tour to this city. It abounds in wellness resorts that you can visit for spa and other health therapies. Shopping is another popular activity, particularly for visitors enthusiastic about herbal and organic products. If you wish to learn more about natural history and geography of this region in Germany you can head to the Haus Hoevener museum to see exhibits related to local discoveries. The city has a thriving cultural life that includes a jazz festival and events celebrating many different genres of music.