Nestled in the swinging landscape of the Hochsauerland, the half-timbered village of Oberkirchen lies at the foot of the Rothaar ridge at an altitude of 450 - 700 meters. Lovingly restored houses, small stores with tradition, cozy inns and cafes and the baroque church of St. Gertrudis, which is worth seeing, give the village, which has a good 800 inhabitants, its endearing charm. Take a walk in and around Oberkirchen, encounter the "gallows, dungeons, and pute", and learn many interesting facts about the history of the village, which was once the patrimonial court for the upper Lenne valley.
Since the municipal reorganization in 1975, Oberkirchen has belonged to Schmallenberg, 8 km away, the largest municipality in NRW and the "goldiest" town in Germany. Nine of its 83 villages are among the most beautiful spots in Germany, awarded a gold medal in the national competition "Our village shall become more beautiful". Many others won silver and bronze titles - including in the current "Our Village Has a Future" competition.
Perfectly signposted hiking trails with numerous resting benches, refuges and feeder to the Rothaarsteig (4.3 km)
Access to many bike trails, such as the Lenneroute, the Sauerland bike ring and the trail network of the Bike Arena Sauerland
Cleared walking paths in winter
Weekly guided half-day hikes
27-hole panoramic golf course in neighboring Winkhausen (3 km)
Snow-covered cross-country trails in the Nordic Center NRW Westfeld-Ohlenbach (4 km), connection to the cross-country trail network of the Rothaar Ridge, with sufficient natural snow up to 200 km
Tennis court with weatherproof outdoor courts
Fishing in the river Lenne
Safely marked network of hiking trails
Galleries, art forges and museums in the immediate vicinity
Shopping experience: numerous owner-operated retail stores of all branches
Old town with street cafés and restaurants
Spa park and museums, such as the "Alte Mühle" art house
Walking trails around the core town
Outdoor wave pool in Schmallenberg
Children's recreational world "Thikos Kinderland"
cultural events: Theater, concerts, readings, exhibitions, etc.