Characterized by over 725 years of history, today Menden, located in the lower Hönnetal (altitude 115 - 380 m above sea level), presents itself as a successful mixture of tradition and modernity. A stroll in Menden's city center with its historic Altstadt with its numerous half-timbered buildings, cozy street cafés and various places to stay and play has its special charm. The specialist stores, many of which are still run by their owners, round off a visit to Menden's town center.

Especially the cultural variety of Menden will inspire you. In addition to the popular amateur theaters, the regular city festivals such as the Menden Spring Markets, the Menden Summer, the Menden Autumn, the Whitsun Fair known far beyond the city limits or the culinary and musical highlight "Menden à la carte" are considered special attractions.