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A Winter's Tale—a Winterberg vacation is all about snow

Nestled in the snow-capped mountains of the Sauerland, Winterberg is a popular ski resort in central Germany. A year-round destination, it's also popular with the hikers and bikers who come in summer to conquer its many trails zigzagging through the range. If that sounds a little too energetic, there are plenty of charming shops, bars, and restaurants, plus a solid apres ski scene. Nearby, the St. Georg ski jump and bobsled run is a landmark of the resort. Whilst over in Neuastenberg, ski fanatics can visit the West German Winter Sports Museum, which features vintage ski, skating and bobsled equipment.

Things to do

And action—a Winterberg vacation is all about the sports

Winterberg is famous for its winter sports scene and was once the host of the Alpine Snowboarding World Cup tour. It's also renowned for its ski jumping scene. Built in 1928, the St. George ski jump is a landmark of the town. If you don't fancy a jump, a 10-minute drive south of the town is the Wintersport Museum Winterberg. This popular winter sports museum displays a wealth of vintage ski equipment, plus a bobsled and ice skating memorabilia. In the summer, kids flock to the Panorama Adventure Bridge, a high ropes action course set on a man-made bridge.


Get off the piste with Winterberg's apres ski scene

Looking like a twinkling scene from a Christmas card, winter in Winterberg is all about the snow. A Winterberg vacation rental makes a great base for accessing the slopes at Skiliftkarussell Winterberg, the town's main ski resort. Whether your sport is skiing, snowboarding or simply apres-ski, this charming mountain resort has it all. There are 20 different slopes, plus several cross-country trails. But Winterberg is not just for snow bunnies. In the summer, it attracts a loyal hiking and biking crowd. And if that sounds like too much exertion, the town has quaint shops, restaurants, and bars to relax in.


Let it snow! Winterberg is a Frozen paradise in winter

As the name suggests, winter is the most popular season in Winterberg. Its lofty mountain location means Winterberg sees a decent covering of the white stuff between December and March. However, this means that Winterberg vacation rentals are at a premium. The mountain town is equally as popular in summer months, when it attracts a loyal hiking crowd, and promises blue skies, sunshine, and 70 degrees temperatures. For the best choice, visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, but do pack an umbrella, as it is when the town sees its fair share of rainfall.

Natural features

Forest Gump—Winterberg in the summer is a hiker's dream

Nestled in the Winterberg mountains of central Germany, the small town of Winterberg is famous for its popular ski resort. The area forms part of the Sauerland region, which has always drawn a loyal outdoorsy crowd. In the summer, lush mountains are strewn with wildflowers, drawing the hiking brigade who come to conquer the 40-mile Upland Trail. For a more leisurely walk, venture a 20-minute drive south of Winterberg to Hallenberger Wald, the region's national forest. It promises a wealth of scenic trails through beech woods and forests.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Winterberg

Fly into Paderborn (PAD-Paderborn - Lippstadt), the closest airport, located 29 mi (46.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Dortmund (DTM), which is 45.4 mi (73.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Winterberg Station, Winterberg Silbach Station and Winterberg Siedlingausen Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Winterberg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,036 vacation rentals near Winterberg. From 744 Condos/Apartments to 242 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Winterberg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Winterberg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Winterberg:

  • Niedersfeld: 54 vacation rentals
  • Neuastenberg: 74 vacation rentals
  • Silbach: 19 vacation rentals
  • Altastenberg: 19 vacation rentals
  • Langewiese: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Winterberg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Winterberg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wintersportpark Sahnehang: 1,181 vacation rentals
  • Brembergkopf 1 Ski Lift: 1,221 vacation rentals
  • St. George Ski Jump: 1,228 vacation rentals
  • Winterberg Mountain Adventure: 1,215 vacation rentals
  • Bikepark Winterberg: 1,220 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Winterberg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Winterberg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 744 Condos/Apartments in Winterberg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Winterberg include:

  • Houses: 242 rentals available
  • Chalets: 18 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Winterberg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 85 vacation rentals with pool available in Winterberg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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