With a population of around 30,000, Werne an der Lippe lies between the unique cultural landscapes of the Münsterland and Ruhr areas. The town centre with its historic town hall and market square as well as the attractive pedestrian zone make Werne a centre of attraction for visitors. Numerous markets, events and festivals delight visitors and residents alike. The historic town centre offers many leisure opportunities and a wide range of cultural activities.
Bathing with a beneficial effect has characterised life in Werne for almost 150 years. The brine bath offers a variety of elements for a relaxing stay, including a 560 square metre water area with six percent brine, relaxation rooms, textile saunas and gastronomy.
The sights of the historic town centre reveal stories of times gone by - if you want to know more, a guided tour of the town is just the thing for you. The classic tour lasts about 1.5 hours and leads to the most important sights of the town. These include, above all, the parish church of St. Christopher with the surrounding warming huts, the town museum with its historical archives and the 13th/14th century chasuble, the Old Town Hall located on the market square, the Capuchin monastery and the Old Stone House.
Or you can stroll through the cosy town centre on your own and browse through Werner's shopping variety. The predominantly owner-operated shops offer personal service and thus a very special shopping experience. "Quality and freshness from the region" are the hallmarks of Werner's weekly market. Every Tuesday and Friday it takes place on the market square against the backdrop of the historic town hall from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Werner has a wide range of cultural events on offer, including a number of major events such as Sim-Jü, as well as many concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, street and cabaret events. The open-air theatre in the city park is a venue for children's, family and adult theatre. From May to the end of August, the open-air stage invites you to its open-air performances. These are much loved and enchant visitors young and old time and time again. When visiting Werne, it is always worth taking a look at the calendar of events.