The more than 3 km long, almost completely preserved city wall, offers a beautiful view over the Möhnetal and the adjacent Sauerland, which is even surpassed by the view from the water tower, which still fulfills its original function after more than 100 years. Here you can see why Rüthen is called the "gateway to the Sauerland" and what significance the spur location of Rüthen and the special features of the natural area had for the founding of the town in 1200. Viewing the impressive model of the town, which shows Rüthen around 1790, also illustrates the character of a town founded in the Middle Ages. Here, a comparison with the neighboring towns of Lippstadt, Soest or Brilon is a good way to better understand today's Rüthen. A subsequent walk through the town focuses on the medieval character of the town.
Duration approx. 2 hours