A surprising villageHarald | July 17, 2010
OWL Tour 2010 – Day 3: As the paper-mill museum in Schieder-Schwalenberg doesn’t open before 15:00 on Saturdays, we had the morning the see the area. Schwalenberg was supposed to be a picturesque village and nearby in Lother was a real-estate we were interested in and wanted to see. So we started a short tour through the beautiful Lippe Uplands (German: Lipper Bergland).
After we had seen the old farm house in Lothe and went shopping in Steinheim we went for a walk through the old center of Schwalenberg. From driving through the village before we didn’t expect what we were about to see. As soon as you turn around the corner of the main street and enter the old part of town, the streets are lined up with old traditional truss houses from the 16th and 17th century. It almost felt like entering an open-air museum.
Usually such picturesque villages are being flooded with tourists and souvenir shops, but luckily that wasn’t the case with Schwalenberg.