Municipality of Nohfelden

The subject of water plays an important role in the municipality of Nohfelden. In addition to Nahequelle (source of the river Nahe) in Selbach, the Lake Bostalsee leisure centre has the largest recreational lake in south-west Germany and offers numerous opportunities to spend your free time in, around and on the water. A variety of events staged at the lake and in the community guarantee great entertainment. The medieval market, which takes place once a year at the castle in Nohfelden, is known beyond region's borders.

The Bosener Mühle Arts Centre offers numerous courses and exhibitions for those with an interest in culture and history. The museum of fashion and costume is the only museum in Saarland where you can see clothing that our ancestors used to wear.

At the same time, Nohfelden also has a lot to offer outdoors types with its well-developed network of cycle paths and hiking trails such as the Nahe-Radweg cycle path. The "Bärenpfad" premium hiking trail and its location on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig hiking trail make Nohfelden a special hiking region.

The castle tower of the former “Veldenz” castle complex offers wonderful views of the surroundings. The municipality has many gems on offer with its chapels and nearby source of the river Nahe with a game reserve, the Sternwarte Peterberg observatory, where lectures take place on a regular basis and you can observe the skies.

Parts of the municipality of Nohfelden belong to Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park.

At 4000 square metres, Dr. Potempa's poisonous medicinal herb garden at Türkismühle Mill is probably the largest private garden of its kind. Over 400 plants, trees and shrubs used for medicinal purposes are grown here.

The pharmacist offers guided tours throughout the year. The tour through the garden consists of detailed explanations of the plants regarding their effects and side...

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The Bosener Mühle (Bosen Mill) Arts Centre is located directly on Lake Bostalsee. The period from which the former flour mill originated can no longer be traced back, but it did have a large barn added to it in 1870. Owing to lack of profitability, mill operations had to be stopped in the early 1930s. The administrate district of St. Wendel County acquired the mill in 1977 and developed it...

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The over 2-metre-high demonstration charcoal kiln from the charcoal burners in Buchwald forest in Walhausen reminds us how charcoal was produced in the pre-industrial era between 1454 and 1794. Charcoal was the most important source of energy at that time and was also needed in large quantities to melt copper ores for smelting purposes.

The first documented mention of copper ore mining in...

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The English Garden is a landscape garden next to the Chapel of St. Nepomuk in Gonnesweiler, the shape and design of which was developed in England in the 18th century. Within the context of the history of garden design, it was created as a conscious contrast to the previously dominant Baroque garden, which forced nature into geometrically exact forms. The aim of the English Garden was to...

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Nature, with history!

The Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park is wild, idyllic and simply beautiful - and rich in history, treasures and adventures at the same time. While wildcats feels at home here today, in the past Celts and Romans lived here and have left their mark.

Embedded in Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, it creates a fascinating wilderness in the middle of the old cultural landscape...

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The Chapel of St. Antonius in Selbach, also known as the "Kathreinenkapelle", was built in the 16th century. It is believed that it served as the base for a dominion at the watershed between the rivers Nahe and Blies. The tower is probably the oldest part of the chapel and was built in the 13th century, the bell was not added until 1509. The fully preserved late baroque Way of the Cross is...

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The “Hinkelstein” near Walhausen is an approx. 4,000 to 5,000-year-old menhir, which lies on the "Vor Hinkelsborn" boundary at Walhausener Bann. The 15-tonne stone dates from Neolithic times and is one of the very few testemonies of the earliest settlement in Sankt Wendel County. Two other cult stones exist in Saarland in addition to this menhir: the Gollenstein menhir near Blieskastel and...

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The “Museum für Mode und Tracht" (museum of fashion and costume) is the only museum in Saarland to collect, document and present the clothing and clothing habits of our ancestors. The permanent exhibition shows the developments of underwear, festive clothing for men and women and matching accessories from the years 1845 - 1920. The eventful history of today's Saarland is explained with the...

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The old 18th century Nepomuk Chapel belonged to the ensemble that made up Gonnesweiler Castle, which was built around 1730 and destroyed during the French Revolution. As a palace chapel, it survived the French Revolution, but fell victim to the wave of modernisation in the post-war period. It was demolished in 1970. Reconstruction of the chapel in its original form came about through civic...

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The Nahequelle, which is the source of the River Nahe, can be found in an idyllic setting in the forest near Selbach. A wildlife enclosure with a large population of wildlife including ducks, geese, peacocks, goats and deer is situated close to the source. The wildlife enclosure is a fun experience, especially for families with children. For letting off steam, there are a playground for...

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Between St. Wendel and Lake Bostalsee, you can experience examples of contemporary art along an approximately 19 km long open-air gallery. In combination with the sculptures, this unusually charming landscape offers hikers an extraordinary experience.
The origin of the Road of Sculptures was in the sculpture symposium on the heights between St. Wendel and Baltersweiler, which took place in...

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Astronomy and space travel in the rustic ambience of an historic farmhouse barn. The main attraction is the Apollo 13 space capsule, which was built for the film release of the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name starring Tom Hanks in the early 1990s. Children and adults can take a seat in the cockpit and recreate the journey to the Moon. The intention of the exhibition is to make the...

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28 tractors and old agricultural machinery and equipment, the history of which dates back to the 18th century, can be found on display in the "tractor room" and on the adjacent grounds. The museum has its own very welcoming courtyard café with ample space for celebrations and groups. A large children's playground, barbecue areas and a small building site trailer hotel complete the offer.

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Wilhelm Bossel von Stein built Veldenz Castle in 1285. Today, only the castle keep is still visible, which is both a monument of significance beyond the region and the principal landmark of Nohfelden. The castle was first mentioned in writing in 1286. In 1466, the Counts of Zweibrücken inherited the castle and used it as a hunting lodge. In 1477, a few years later, Nohfelden became the...

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Gemeinde Nohfelden
An der Burg
66625 Nohfelden
Phone: +49 6852 885-0
Fax: +49 6852 885-125
www.nohfelden.de