Must do's in Gronau

Discover the top highlights and top 10 things to do on your trip to Gronau.

With its exhibition concept, the rock’n’popmuseum creates goosebump moments like at a live concert. In the exhibition, all ages will find a multimedia experience of sounds, images and exhibits. Multimedia and interactive elements make the visit an unforgettable experience. A highlight is already waiting for the visitors at the entrance: Gronau’s most famous son, rock legend Udo Lindenberg, welcomes everyone personally on a multi-monitor animation.

Look forward to a thematically and creatively fascinating walk through the dimensions of pop music. Elaborately staged showcases form thematic islands that are grouped around concepts such as rebellion, live on stage or performance. High-ranking relics of pop music and an innovative sound system round off the unique exhibition concept.

© Mario Brand, rock'n'popmusuem

Bathing fun guaranteed!

The 28 hectare lake at the gates of Gronau, directly on the Dutch border, offers every conceivable possibility for a varied leisure activity. Whether boating, mini golf, sailing, surfing, swimming, diving, horseback riding, hiking, living or relaxing: the Dreiländersee is always a recommendable address for a weekend trip or a short visit for guests from near and far. Lots of fun and games in and around the water of the Dreiländersee for small and big “kids”. Especially the child-friendly bathing beach is appreciated by numerous families. A meaningful leisure time activity is offered by the water and children’s playground. Here young and old can let off steam!

In addition to the activities in and directly on the water, there is a well-developed circular hiking trail with plenty of park benches that invites you to explore the lake area. Extensive heath, fen and moor areas can be hiked or explored by bike all year round. The physical well-being will also be catered for: there are numerous gastronomic establishments offering everything from coffee and cake to Münsterland cuisine.

The three Venn areas are very important nature reserves for Gronau. Beautiful moor and heath areas invite to extensive walks and bicycle tours.

© Gronau Cultural Office

The Inselpark area, as the green lung of the city, offers numerous activities for young and old. On the pyramid you can see the whole city and then let off steam with the kids on the water maze.

Our beautiful free animal park in Gronau is located in the middle of the public city park. This zoo was established in Gronau some 70 years ago and offers a selection of cute animals.

© Hartmut Springer

It is impossible to imagine Epe without Schepers watermill. The historic location right on the spelt offers a picturesque spot and is perfectly situated for a nice walk.

The mill was first mentioned in a document in 1346 and was owned by the Count of Bentheim for a long time. In 1856 it first came into the possession of the Schepers family. During the longest period of its existence it served as a flour mill, fulling mill and oil mill. For generations, the grain mill on the small river “Dinkel” was the main source of income for the Schepers family from Epe.

In 1999 Schepers Mühle was rebuilt. Now it contains a cafe/restaurant, 3 apartments and a wedding room. The romantic mill garden, directly next to the old sluice, provides the perfect setting for summer champagne receptions or uniquely beautiful garden parties.

Over 2 floors, the historic water mill offers an original ambience and plenty of space to celebrate.

The ensemble Schepers’ Mühle and Schepers Hotel with all its idyllic outdoor facilities also offers the best conditions for events and company celebrations.

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© Ute Schepers-Engel

7. eper bulrushes

Did you know that a trip to nature strengthens the immune system and improves your mood? A walk through the forest or across the meadow lowers blood pressure and the risk of arteriosclerosis. In addition, the self-esteem increases with movements in nature So out with you in the Eper Bülten! The local recreation area invites you to take long walks. Past the Bültenfreibad Epe, a miniature golf course, paddocks, riding arenas and along the Dinkel. The Eper Bülten are also very popular with dog owners.

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8. Udo Lindenberg statue

The Udo Lindenberg monument is a must for all fans and those who want to become one. In the middle of Gronau you can find the oversized Udo on the traffic circle at the old federal road 54 and is in any case worth a visit. The monument is an attraction and a perfect photo motif. Many years ago, Udo himself put his “thumb in the wind” there to hitchhike into the big, wide world. The Udo Lindenberg monument is about three meters high and made of bronze.

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9. rainwater retention basin

Along the cycling and hiking route in the direction of the Netherlands, you pass directly by the rainwater retention basin on the former state horticultural show grounds.

The area around the rainwater retention basin offers a variety of activities in nature. There is a great adventure course as well as games and fun in the water. Along the Dinkel river, the motto is: take off your shoes and socks, have a healthy kneipp and get your circulation going. The stormwater retention ponds, on the other hand, cannot be entered. On the other hand, the wet marshland offers insights into flora and fauna. The kingfisher as well as storks feel very comfortable at the rainwater retention basin. Through the half bridge, which is located at the rain retention basin, you get great views. In addition, the bridge is a very suitable photo spot.

© Janina Kosse


The SAUNAPARK EPE awaits you in a cosy and personal atmosphere with a great variety of recreational possibilities. Experience flattering warmth, pleasant fragrances and gentle lighting moods in the various themed saunas.