A region with charm.

In and around Bad Berleburg there is a wide array of cultural events and sights. Revel in concerts at the palace, visit various museums or learn about another culture during the Berleburger Literaturpflaster. Every event has its own magic in the nostalgic and romantic atmosphere in the historic old city centre.

Bad Berleburg & the Palace

There’s a hint of magic in the air when one wanders through the city centre of Bad Berleburg. Historic building, especially the Palace of the Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein lend a special charm to this city in North Rhine-Westphalia with around 20,000 residents. In the midst of the Rothaar Mountains, Bad Berleburg is a green oasis that offers a lot to nature enthusiasts, sports fans and romantics alike. Here with us, you’ll be very near the palace. Watch the ducks on the palace pond, admire the unique exhibits at the palace and be enchanted by the unparalleled character of the ancient walls.

International Music Festival Week

Every year an absolute highlight. The International Music Festival Week at Berleburg Palace is a full week of excitement with various, usually classical, musical performances before a romantic backdrop. Bad Berleburg also presents diverse concerts outside of the festival week: There are regular instruments, voices and cheering applause of spectators at the palace as well as at the Bürgerhaus am Markt.

Berleburger Literaturpflaster

Each year, the emphasis of the Berleburger Literaturpflaster goes to another country or culture. Readings from authors from the respective nations form only a portion of the diverse events presented here. The array ranges from typical national dishes to art exhibits and architecture and lectures.


From local history to vehicles, there are a number of museums in and around Bad Berleburg that are worth a visit. For example, discover information about everyday life on a farm from the 18th through 20th centuries at Museum Landwirtschaft und Brauchtum "Hof Espe", visit the interactive Bison Experience exhibit or have a look at the extensive BMW motorcycle collection at Bald’s historischer Fahrzeugschau. With such a broad selection, there is surely something suitable for every taste.

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Whether play tour, amateurs or children’s theatre: the performing arts entertainment in Bad Berleburg won’t disappoint. Experience the dramatic, gripping or just funny performances at the Bad Berleburger Bürgerhaus am Markt.

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