Apart from at Brüggen Castle, events are also held in the town centre and on various town squares in the summer months. Das Burgfest, das Altstadsfest and das Brachter ‘Dohlenfest’, which features lots of musical entertainment, are definitely worthwhile. There are numerous restaurants in the town centre serving international or German cuisine, so there is something for every taste.
The ‘Naturschutzgebiet’ nature reserve is particularly unique. Until 1996 this area was one of Western Europe’s largest ammunition depots. After the departure of the British forces, the area gradually reverted to heathland and it is currently one of the most important such places in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Borner See lake, created by peat digging in the 17th and 18th centuries, is a popular and well-known recreational area that is now a conservation area.
Brüggen is surrounded by the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park. The River Schwalm flows through the area. A 120km-long network of cycle paths and walks gives visitors the opportunity to explore this part of the Lower Rhine countryside.
Tourist information about Brüggen