Delbrück and its 10 suburbs are home to 30,000 citizens and, with an area comprising 157 square metres, this is the second largest town in the County of Paderborn.
Despite its rapid development, Delbrück has managed to retain its lovely provincial and traditional character.
Along the picturesque Boker Canal, between the Rivers Lippe and Ems, you will find a well maintained cultural landscape with a network of more than 500kms of hardened-surface cycle routes – also well-known as the East Westphalian Cyclists’ Paradise.
Historic farmsteads, numerous outdoor altars, crosses and chapels, as well as peaceful, highly-awarded villages and the lovely town of Delbrück itself, which gave this region its name, will welcome visitors to its provincial atmosphere and hospitality.
Along the cycle routes, numerous restaurants offer local and seasonal produce, and ten different cycle routes lead cyclists on their discovery tour through the Delbrücker Land and its various villages. The Chapel-Route and the Esparagus-Route are ideal for a trip through this lovely region.
A visit to the Kirchplatz (the church square) in the heart of Delbrück is an absolute must. If you follow the leaning church tower and first enter the church square coming from one of the little lanes that surround it, you will be astonished by the abundance of Tudor-style houses, which have been dotted around St. John the Baptist, the catholic parish church, for centuries.
The Steinhorster Becken is the largest man-made water bird sanctuary in North-Rhine-Westphalia; extending across 82 hectares. A viewing tower and benches along the crest of the embankment invite you to enjoy an experience of nature at first hand.
Das gastliche Dorf in Sudhagen accommodates an ensemble of 16th and 18th Century farmhouses, which have been restored in their original style. Coffee and homemade cakes provide a reminder of the good old days. Rustic stone-oven bread, which is baked in the historic bakery on the premises, is a popular speciality of the house.
A newly established nature trail near the Roman Camp at Anreppen leads the way through the history of the Camp. It was built in 4 AD and accommodated about 6,000 soldiers.
There are ample opportunities if you like riding, canoeing, playing Swin-Golf or Tennis. We recommend an over-night stay in one of the many family hotels or a night in the Hey Hotel– it is well worth it!
The Delbrücker Land has something on offer all year round: Remember the three K’s; “Karneval”, “Kreuztracht” and “Katharinenmarkt”. These events look back at a longstanding tradition and are renowned across the region of the Paderborner Land. Visitors come from near and far to the town with the leaning church tower, especially when the shops are open for business on Sundays at the Spring-Festival in March, as well as for the Town-and Esparagus-Festival in May and the Autumn Festival at the beginning of November. On the 1st Advent, the historic Church-Square is the venue for the Delbrück Christmas Market too. In addition, Delbrück’s ten suburbs organise their own individual local events throughout the year.
“Kuik mol ruin” (come in and take a look) is the motto of the people of Delbrück.