What to do and see in Hagen, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

October 7, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Hagen (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːɡn̩] ( listen)) is the 41st-largest city in Germany. The municipality is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located on the south eastern edge of the Ruhr area, 15 km south of Dortmund, where the rivers Lenne and Volme (met by the river Ennepe) meet the river Ruhr. As of 31 December 2010, the population was 188,529. The city is home to the FernUniversität Hagen, which is the only state funded distance education university in Germany. Counting more than 67,000 students (March 2010), it is the largest university in Germany.
Restaurants in Hagen

Mackingerbach, 58091 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 78070
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Freilichtmuseum

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This is a large open-air museum with many traditional houses each displaying some traditional skill. Skills include several kinds of metal working, paper making, leather making, bristle production, rope making, fabric dyeing, bee keeping, cigar production, and more. Of course there is also a tavern. There's a nice exhibition of metal products too, with many old weapons.

2. Osthaus Museum Hagen

Museumsplatz 3, 58095 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 2073138
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Osthaus Museum Hagen

Reviewed By Gerd H - Bochum, Germany

The famous Osthaus-Museum in Hagen/Northrhine-Westphalia houses an exhibition of one of Germanys leading Landscapists, Otto Modersohn (1865-1943) On display are 265 paintings and drawings together with a few selected paintings of his wife Paula Moddersohn-Becker. The exhibition runs until the 21st of April 2013.
First opening was in 1902 as Folkwang-Museum initiated by Karl Ernst Osthaus, a wealthy man close connected to Art. He engaged the Belgian Architect Henry van der Velde, who created the first public building in Germany in the so called "New Style". It became famous as the first museum worldwide for contemporary art.
After the war the new museum started to collect top-class paintings of German expressionistsIt nw houses ca. 1000 paintings, 800 sculptures and 250 objects plus more than 5000 works on paper.
Together with the Art-Nouveau Villa Hohenhof (only opened on weekends) it is the major attraction for art-lovers.

3. Schloss Hohenlimburg

Alter Schlossweg 30, 58119 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2334 2771
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Schloss Hohenlimburg

Reviewed By Bart565 - Groningen, The Netherlands

My only intention was to visit the "Kaltwalzmuseum" which sits in this Schloss. It's about cold forging of sheet metal. This industry started appr. around 1830, but before that there where iron- and steel-activities going on here, aided by the local existence of iron-ore, wood and water-power.
The museum shows how cold-forging works. A member of staff, who worked in the industry himself, told me a lot about the process, and showed many examples of objects made of cold-forged steel. He was very "stolz" about "his" industry and told me, for example, that shutters used in cameras are made of forged steel produced locally.
Once, already being retired, this man was asked to travel to China to advise the metal-industry there, but he resigned, suggesting a heart-condition which made him unfit to fly. Just too proud of the local products.
Today still the area of Hohenlimburg is the centre of this kind of industry in Germany.
There is more to see, of course: the castle itself. Didn't see much of it but the view alone over the region is worth a visit.

4. Wasserschloss Werdringen

Werdringen 1, 58089 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Wasserschloss Werdringen

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This is a cute little Schloss, surrounded by a moat. I was here before the opening of the museum, so can't say much about that. It is within walking distance of a stop of the Ruhrtalbahn and a bus stop, and I think also of the regular Railways. A nice intermezzo if you have the time.

5. Theater Hagen

Elberfelderstrasse 65, 58095 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 2073218
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Theater Hagen

Reviewed By Lighty79 - Hagen, Germany

Well this is our local theater. This is not the Broadway. Quality varies widely. Some playson money worth while others are just a bunch of crap. On the bottom line: for this little town a very nice place but read the critics before you go there.

6. Hohenhof

Stirnband 10, 58093 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 55990
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Hohenhof

Reviewed By Marassa - Moscow, Russia

The house itself is an impressive Jugenstil edifice and the exposition is interesting as well. The area the house is in is very much worth a stroll too.

7. Theater an der Volme

Doedterstr. 10, 58095 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 6958845
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Theater an der Volme

Reviewed By Bernd D - Dortmund

Das Theater an der Volme, am gleichnamigen Flüsschen, das durch Hagen fließt, gelegen, in einer historischen Kapelle, die früher für Arbeiter der umliegenden Tuchfabriken diente, ist ein Ort, den man oft besuchen sollte.
Von Komödie, wie "Stutenbissig" oder "Von der Pampelmuse geküsst" bis Kriminalstücke wie "Der Henker von Haspe" oder "Das Gasthaus an der Volme" über musikalische Aufführungen von Sinatra bis zu Schlagern der 70er oder 80er Jahre - es ist alles dabei, was gute Laune macht. Auch mehr besinnliche Stücke kommen zur Aufführung.
Wir haben bisher jeden Abend genossen, wurden nie enttäuscht, und das seit einigen Jahren.
Die Inhaber des Theaters Dario Weberg und seine Frau Indra Janorschke und ihr Ensemble spielen mit Begeisterung und Herzblut.

8. Bunker Hagen

Bergstr. 98, 58095 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 4893855
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Bunker Hagen

Reviewed By Krabbe2010 - Wuppertal, Germany

Wir sind durch zufall auf diese Attraktion gestoßen und waren begeistert. Vom Bunkerwart wurden wir persönlich begrüßt und wir wurden in die Zeit versetzt, wie sich die Menschen im Weltkrieg gefühlt haben. Die Tour fing mit einem 20 Minütigen einblick in das damalige Leben an. Die Dame hat das als Bunkerwart verkleidet sehr gut vermittelt. Anschließend wurden wir mit einem Fliegeralarm dazu aufgefordert den Bunker zu betreten. Ausgestattet mit einer Handleuchte konnten wir den Bunker begehen. Der Bunker ist dunkel, so das man mit der Handleuchte die Räume erkunden muss. Im gegensatz zu einem normalen Museum kann man hier fast alles anfassen. Es ist ein wahres Erlebnis, aber leider auch erschrenkend, wie die Menschen früher gelitten haben. Für jeden, der dieses Interessiert, ist ein muss.

9. Kongress und Eventpark Stadthalle Hagen

Wasserloses Tal 2, 58093 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2331 3450
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Kongress und Eventpark Stadthalle Hagen

Nestled in the green Volmetal, in a former quarry, is the Stadthalle Hagen in South Westphalia and the Ruhr the recognized event and congress center. Conveniently and centrally located, the CONGRESS and EVENT PARK CITY HALL HAGEN provides the perfect setting for your events and all event services from one source. Whether successful experience days live in a pleasant atmosphere or special of comedy and culture - the KONGRESS- and EVENT PARK CITY HALL HAGEN is the competent partner at your side. With passion, respect for people and nature, our friendly and dedicated staff realize your event. PS The STADTHALLE HAGEN way, is a concept house with architectural features : The convention center offers the "Green Room" a location which is with its green atmosphere unique in Germany and provides a conceptual value literally every Green meeting.

Reviewed By Lighty79 - Hagen, Germany

Nothing special but if you want to see music show or a standup comedian you have to go here. Maybe it's time for a little update.

10. Kaiser-Friedrich-Turm

Im Deerth 10, 58135 Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Kaiser-Friedrich-Turm

Reviewed By kinkymen w - Enschede, The Netherlands

Bij Hagen de Drei-Türme-Weg gewandeld die zo'n 6 tot 7km lang is.
1 van de 3 torens waren je langs komt is de Kaiser-Friedrich-Turm. Voor een vrije gift van 0,50 eurocent kun je deze toren beklimmen.
Bovenop op de toren heb je een prachtig uitzicht over de stad Hagen en het begin van het Sauerland.
Er zit ook een restaurant naast de toren, maar van dit restaurant geen gebruik gemaakt.

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