The village Schönholthausen
Schönholthausen is a village in the district of Olpe, in the southern Sauerland and thus in South Westphalia, and is located about five kilometres south of the upper reservoir of the Rönkhausen pumped storage plant. The village has about 750 inhabitants and belongs to the municipality of Finnentrop. The north-western part of the village is still in the Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park. Near Schönholthausen, the Sauerland Cycle Ring runs along part of the route of the former Finnentrop-Wennemen railway line.
Approx. 90 km of well-marked walking and hiking trails surround the village and would like to open up this wonderful landscape to you. Schönholthausen was first mentioned in 1240, is part of the municipality of Finnentrop and belongs to the district of Olpe. In Schönholthausen you can still admire numerous half-timbered houses and enjoy the peace and beauty of nature.
The surrounding area also offers many worthwhile leisure and excursion destinations. The Biggesee lake is only 15 km away and in winter the Wildewiese skiing area, 12 km away, beckons with lifts and cross-country skiing trails. Climb the Schomberg tower in Wildewiese and enjoy a view from the platform at a height of 30 metres, which in good weather and visibility reaches as far as the Ölberg in the Siebengebirge or the Hermann monument near Detmold and into the Münsterland. Destinations for day trips include the Fort Fun amusement parks and the Panorama Park Sauerland or the Atta Cave near Attendorn.
Combine your stay in the wonderful Südsauerland with excursions to these or other sights. You can find more tips and links under Activities.