The Teutoburg Forest is a low mountain range covering over 2700 sq km of space in both the NRW and Niedersachsen. As with most spaces like this in Germany, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails for visitors to get closer to nature. Before heading out to the forest for a day trip (or longer), brush up on the history and some of the other things there are to do in the area.
The address listed above is to a parking location for the famous Hermannsweg Trail. The natural park is huge and there are multiple access points.
The Teutoburg Forest’s connection to the Holy Roman Empire
One of the most-remarkable historical notes about this region is the uncovered battlefield from the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. The battle was a decisive battle in 9 a.d. (yes, over 2000+ years ago!) between Germanic tribes and Roman armies. The Romans lost the battle. Afterwards, they never conquered land north of the Rhein. Today the Kalkreise Museum dedicated to this battle is open near the Niedersachsen town of Osnabruck.
Photo credit: Belle NRW
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