Embedded in the swinging landscape of the Hochsauerland, the half-timbered village Oberkirchen lies at the foot of the Rothaar ridge at an altitude of 450 - 700 m. Lovingly restored houses, small shops with tradition, cosy inns and cafés and the baroque church of St. Gertrud, which is well worth seeing, give this village of 900 inhabitants its charm. Take a walk in and around Oberkirchen, encounter "gallows, dungeon and chalet" and learn many interesting facts about the history of the place, 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 North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany's "golden" city. Nine of its 83 villages are among the most beautiful spots in Germany, and many more have won silver and bronze titles in the national competition "Our village should become more beautiful".
Perfectly signposted hiking paths with numerous benches, mountain huts and feeder to the Rothaarsteig (4.3 km).
Access to many cycle paths, such as the Lenneroute, the Sauerland-Radring and the path network of the Bike Arena Sauerland.
In winter cleared walking paths.
Weekly guided half-day hikes.
27-hole panorama golf course in neighbouring Winkhausen (3 km).
Snow-covered trails at the Nordic Center NRW Westfeld-Ohlenbach (4 km), connection to the trail network of the Rothaarkamm, with sufficient natural snow up to 200 km.
Tennis court with weatherproof outdoor courts.
Fishing in the river Lenne.
Spa concerts & small golf course
Galleries, blacksmiths and museums in the immediate vicinity.