The area around the Westphalia town of Munster, the cultural and business centre of the local region, is home to the wonderful natural landscape known as the Munsterland. In addition to its tourist sights, the Munsterland also stands out with its superb quality of life and excellent residential areas. The natural landscape is characterised by gentle hills, woods and fields. The Munsterland is ideal to explore by bicycle. The 100 Castles Route, for instance, which takes in the region's many castles and stately homes, is a very well-known and busy cycling trail. The region offers its local residents and visitors a wide range of cultural events all year around, such as the 'Musiklandschaft Westfalen' concert season, a wide range of wine festivals and markets, open air theatre and a wide offering of sports and leisure distractions. The nearby Teutoburg Forest also offers stunning natural scenery, and is also well-known for the "Dörenther Klippen" rock formations, with those who climb them being rewarded with beautiful views over the Munsterland.