There is so much to discover!

We are delighted to help you with these tips and to make your holiday in the Weser Uplands even more enjoyable. All these excursion suggestions are located in the vicinity of Rinteln and can be reached in a short time and/or distance. Whether sport, culture, or entertainment, the region offers something for everyone:

  • Rinteln

    The old fortress and university town of Rinteln celebrated its 750th anniversary in 1989. Many picturesque half-timbered houses in the historic city centre are over 400 years old. Particularly worth seeing are the old courtyards, the Nikolai Church, and the monastery church of St Jakobi, which used to be the university church. The Eulenburg local history museum is located next to the town hall. Surrounding the town are ramparts and parts of the old town wall. Many restaurants and cafés as well as the market square invite you to linger.

  • Bad Eilsen

    approximately 7 km from Rinteln, nice health resort gardens with fountains.

  • Bad Oeynhausen

    approximately 25 km from Rinteln, with rich and varied cultural offerings.

  • Bad Pyrmont

    approximately 40 km from Rinteln, a nice health resort with a palm garden, animal park, further spa gardens, and healing springs.

  • Bodenwerder

    approximately 45 km from Rinteln, the small town on the Weser is home to the 'Baron of Lies' Baron von Münchhausen. Documents and memorabilia can be seen in the Münchhausen museum. From Bodenwerder, you can go on beautiful hikes into 'Rühler Schweiz'.

  • Bückeburg

    approximately 11 km from Rinteln, a beautiful old residential town with a castle and mausoleum of the Princes of Schaumburg-Lippe.

  • Hamelin

    approximately 25 km from Rinteln, historic city centre with nice a pedestrian zone, shopping centre, wedding house, and regular Pied Piper plays.

  • Minden

    approximately 20 km from Rinteln down the Weser. The 1000-year-old cathedral and the town hall in the pedestrian zone are particularly worth seeing. The famous Minden Aqueduct, a waterway junction, is located here: the Midland Canal crosses the Weser at a height of 13 metres. Boat trips and round trips with lockage can be undertaken starting from the shaft lock.

  • canoe trips on the Weser
  • famous Weser cycle path
  • cycling and hiking trails in the Weser Uplands
  • rail-cycle draisine tours starting in Rinteln
  • tower Klippenturm in the uplands of Rinteln
  • guided city tours and night watchman tours around Rinteln
  • European Bison Park in Springe
  • Animal Park in Bad Pyrmont
  • Adventure Zoo in Hanover
  • Eagle Park Berlebeck next to Detmold
  • Rasti-Land Salzhemmendorf
  • Ramba Zamba Indoor Playground Luhden
  • Potts Park Minden
  • Zoo Safari Theme Park Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock
  • Dinosaur Park Münchehagen
  • Möllenbeck Monastery
  • Kleinenbremen Visitor Mining Plant
  • Emperor William Monument in Porta Westfalica
  • Bückeburg Palace
  • Schaumburg Castle
  • Paschenburg Castle
  • Hämelschenburg Castle next to Emmerthal
  • Schillat Limestone Cave near Hessisch Oldendorf
  • Open-Air Museum in Detmold
  • Hermann Monument in Detmold
  • Externsteine (sandstone rock formation) next to Horn-Bad Meinberg
  • Aerial Adventure Park in Bad Oeynhausen
  • Lasertag in Hamelin
  • Race Dome - Indoor Kart Centre in Stadthagen
  • Eulenburg local history museum in Rinteln
  • Helicopter museum in Bückeburg
  • Golf Club Am Harrl next to Bückeburg
  • Landscape Garden of Magical Waters in Bad Oeynhausen