The Sauerland is characterized by the densely forested mountains, beautiful leafy valleys, extensive meadows, not to mention the typical German half-timbered houses. To walk in the Sauerland you only have to travel a few hours from the Netherlands. This makes the Sauerland an ideal destination for a short trip or a weekend away. There are various nature reserves in the Sauerland, such as the Rothaar Mountains, the Arnsberger Wald and the Diemelsee. In these areas there are various hiking trails for every level.