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Olfen in the Münsterland
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A good piece of Münsterland


Olfen - self-confidently called "The Gateway to Münsterland" by its inhabitants - leaves hardly any question unanswered for its visitors, for indeed there is hardly a place in whose surroundings so many well-known sights of Münsterland can be found. Numerous castles and interesting places can be reached quickly and easily from Olfen by bike or car.

Surprising animal encounters in the Steverauen

Are you looking for a special kind of nature experience? Then Olfen is the right place for you! The Steveraue Olfen attracts visitors with its unique inhabitants such as Heck cattle, wild horses and donkeys to a breathtaking natural landscape! Curious? Then you should take time to explore the Steverauenweg and enjoy the sight of the animals in almost free nature. Don't forget your camera! Would you like to have a picnic in between? No problem! The picnic areas along the trail not only offer beautiful panoramas but also opportunities for a short break.

Breaks can be so beautiful

Would you rather be pampered with culinary delights? You're welcome! Whether "home-made" from the farm shops, a snack in a cosy farm café or a visit to Olfen's gastronomy - there is something for everyone. Many beer gardens are located along the cycle and hiking paths of the southern Münsterland and invite you to take a nice break.
On hotter days, a relaxing and refreshing visit to the natural swimming pool is a good idea. The special feature of this bath is the natural and crystal-clear water, which does not contain any chemicals and is purified by an adjacent wetland. A slide and an extraordinary diving tower, a waterfall, a sandy beach and a large water playground offer fun and relaxation for the whole family.

Listen in! Podcast "So oder so" | The Steverauen in Olfen

"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". With this podcast from Germany's most beautiful region, you will experience a short acoustic raft trip on the Stever. Come along and learn more about the superlative nature experience in the middle of Münsterland in seven minutes:

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