Winterberg, Germany

Winterberg, Germany

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.