Situated between high moors and juniper heath, Ahaus is surrounded by unspoilt nature. Situated close to the border with the Netherlands, Ahaus offers a wide range of leisure activities. Cyclists feel just as comfortable here as culture lovers and nature lovers.
Extensive nature reserves, art and culture as well as a lively life give the 1000-year-old castle town of Ahaus its unmistakable face. Do you know, for example, the "Musiksommer Schloss Ahaus" or the pub festival "Livehaftig"? These are two of the many events to which Ahaus invites you.
Whether it's cycling tours, day trips or weekend holidays - Ahaus offers something for everyone with balloon and pengelanton rides, bossel, guided tours of the town, cycle hire, virtual flights, bird shooting or hiking. If you are fascinated by old crafts, you can look over the shoulder of a clog maker. And of course you shouldn't miss the jewel, the baroque moated castle in Ahaus. Adjacent to the new pedestrian zone, Ahaus Castle is the heart of the town.
Golfers will find the best conditions for a successful round amidst the gentle parkland at the Ahaus golf course, and cyclists have almost unlimited possibilities. The 100 Castles Route and the Flamingo Route take cyclists through the region on low-traffic paths. A trip to our Dutch neighbours is highly recommended. The imperceptible border is just a few kilometres away. The TOPs along the border make it easier for border crossers to find their way.
Ahaus offers history and stories - and not only Ahaus Castle is worth a visit. The town and its surroundings surprise with lovable districts, numerous events and wonderful nature experiences.
Ahaus makes you want to do more! The districts of Ahaus are widely scattered in the park landscape of Münsterland. Even from afar, their mighty church towers serve as signposts for the next cycle tour or hike. Hospitality is not only to be found there, but also at the picturesque Haarmühle - right on the Dutch border. But what does "border" mean here? It hasn't existed for a long time - neither in nature nor in people's minds. So the people of Ahaus like to go to the market in Winterswijk and welcome even the numerous guests at their own weekly market.