"Like a fresh breeze" - is how the Westerwald holiday region likes to describe itself and it truly is a refreshing, verdant area with vast forests and tranquil river valleys. The rivers Rhine, Sieg, Dill and Lahn encircle the Westerwald forest, many parts of which still remain completely wild. This part of Germany is ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities. The long-distance hiking trail "Westerwald-Steig" leads for example to a rocky area called "the end of the world". Westerwald people, or "Wällers", are very close to their roots and celebrate their local festivals and fairs each year with pride.