Today, eleven traditional villages belong to Lippe Valley and provide exciting history(s). As the name suggests, the Lippe valley dominates the landscape. Cycle paths run along its picturesque banks and canoeists enjoy the beautiful river on the water.
While the Münsterland park landscape dominates the landscape to the north of the river Lippe, the south belongs to the foothills of the Soester Börde. Here lies Hovestadt Castle, a jewel of the Lippe Renaissance. This is also where the 100 Castles Route and the Roman-Lippe Route meet. This is one of the reasons why Lippe Valley is so popular with cyclists.
In Oestinghausen, the old St. Stephen's Church with its idyllic church square dominates the townscape. Herzfeld has a special church, the St. Ida pilgrimage basilica, built around 800 as one of the first stone churches east of the Rhine. House Assen is younger but no less impressive. This moated castle in the woods around Lippborg is an outstanding monument to the long history of the villages in the municipality.
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