The Teutoburg Forest boasts hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails that lead hikers by bizarre rock formations and cliffs, majestic fortresses and castles, and idyllic towns and villages.
A series of hiking trails cover the unusual Externsteine rock formation
Some 2,000 years ago, a group of German tribes defeated Roman legions — a memory that's immortalized by the Hermann monument.
Our journey begins in the picturesque city of Detmold. Just southwest of the city, the 53-meter Hermann monument pays tribute to a group of Germanic tribes who defeated Roman legions some 2,000 years ago.
Other popular tourist destinations include the Externsteine, a rock formation not far from the monument, and the spa town of Bad Iburg in the Teutoburg Forest. Apart from its famous spas, Bad Iburg also features a stunning castle complex and former monastery.
Treaties signed here brought peace in 1648
After that, we move on to Osnabrück, a university town with a historic city hall that was the site of the Peace of Westphalia - the treaties that brought the Thirty Years' War to an end.
Toscho Todorovic, a blues musician from Osnabrück, shows us around the Old Town, takes us to the Felix Nussbaum Museum and the Lagerhalle venue, which is popular with fans of the Blues.
Editor: Kate Bowen