Wölpinghausen Open or Close
Officially mentioned for the first time in 1246, the village included fourteen farms in 1534. After the Thirty Years War the village needed a long time to recover from the massive devastation, with only 53 farms existing in 1685. From Bergkirchen, a part of the village beautifully situated on a hill crest, you have a nice view over Lake Steinhude.
Wilhelm's Tower Open or Close
It is not sufficiently known why the tower was built in 1847/48. Prince Georg of Schaumburg-Lippe is supposed to have had it erected for reasons of land surveying. Other sources say that Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe commissioned its construction in order to offer jobs to the breadwinners of her starving subjects. The name of the tower, however, is derived from Count Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe. From the top of the tower you can see the Porta Westfalica, also known as the Westphalian Gap, the Schaumburg Land and Lake Steinhude. Free admission.