Its diverse, varied landscape gives Schlangen its charm. This municipality lies on the edge of the sandy Senne region and extends from the southern slope of the Teutoburger Wald up to the heights of the mountain chain.
The landscape is distinguished by moors and pine forests as well as spruce and beech trees. Connecting these two quite contrasting landscapes is the broad meadow valley of the Strothebach stream.
In the dry valleys to the east of Schlangen, the blossoming of the corydalis in spring attracts people to visit the area. Also worth a visit are the caves formed in the sandstone, including the Bielsteinhöhle, Hohlsteinhöhle and Lukenloch.
- Educational Archaeolgy Trail
- GPS Experience Trails
- Schlossruine Kohlstädt (Castle ruine)
- S-Rundweg / S-Circular Trail, 21 km (Experience the divers landscape, untouched nature and historical highlights surrounding Schlangen and its neighbourhoods.
- Archäologischer Lehrpfad / Educational Archaeolgy Trail, 17 km (This trail was opend in 1982 and shows multiple, still recognisable burial mounds and a cross-section of two reproduced graves.