Situated in the Westphalia region of Germany, this city offers many splendid sights to visitors, from the remains of an old fort, to artifacts of religious significance, and scenic locations that are ideal for picnics, hiking tours, and adventure sports. If you love thrilling recreational activities there is no better place than the shores of the Echtz lake, one of the most popular water sports destinations in Germany. The site features a camping area, a swimming pool, and boating facilities. Another picturesque spot to explore is the Ruraue, a protected meadow habitat that is home to many species of birds and animals. If you want to familiarise yourself with the history of this part of Germany, the Leopold Hoesch Museum would be a good place to start. You can learn more about the city's recent past if you visit the Paper Museum, which is dedicated to paper mills in the city. For theatre lovers a visit to the Arts Centre is the perfect way to enjoy some great plays. This venue is also home to a library and a well equipped conference hall. Among heritage monuments, the Castle Burgau is the oldest, built first in the 11th century, with subsequent alterations over the centuries. It was destroyed during the bombing of Germany in the Second World War. Part of the castle has since been restored and forms a popular tourist attraction.