Find the best place to stay — Sauerland

Where to stay around Sauerland?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,793 holiday lettings near Sauerland. From 1,228 apartments to 457 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sauerland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sauerland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sauerland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 3,067 holiday homes
  • Dortmund: 93 holiday homes
  • Winterberg: 907 holiday homes
  • Kassel: 180 holiday homes
  • Münster: 71 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Sauerland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sauerland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Sauerland with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Dortmund: 93 holiday lettings
  • Winterberg: 907 holiday lettings
  • Kassel: 180 holiday lettings
  • Münster: 71 holiday lettings
  • Paderborn: 55 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Sauerland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Sauerland are:

  • Gummersbach (ZEW): 198 self catering accommodations
  • Gutersloh Airport (GUT): 42 self catering accommodations
  • Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD): 137 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Sauerland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Sauerland. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Freudenberg South Westphalian Open-Air Stage: 161 holiday rentals
  • Skiliftkarussell Winterberg: 1,078 holiday rentals
  • Winterberg Mountain Adventure: 1,065 holiday rentals
  • Westfalenpark Dortmund: 139 holiday rentals
  • Orchestra Center NRW: 142 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sauerland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday home in Sauerland, Germany your home away from home

Sauerland is a region in the western German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In contrast to much of the rest of this state, Sauerland holiday homes are set in an area that is relatively sparsely populated; it’s also dotted with picturesque villages and towns, has a rural feel and features a number of protected areas of natural beauty.

Things to do in Sauerland, Germany

The most popular activities for holidaymakers at self-catering accommodation n Sauerland involve the great outdoors. It’s a landscape of valleys, rolling hills, forests, meadows and charming villages with half-timbered houses. Recommended walking paths in the region include Rothaarsteig, the high elevation Hoehenflug and the Waldroute. The latter is a 240-kilometre trail that guides hikers and mountain through a wealth of woodland scenery, with all kinds of flora and fauna to be spotted en route.

Another great reason to head for Sauerland holiday accommodation is to experience the region’s various lakes. The six main lakes in the region are Henne, Bigge, Sorpesee, Diemel, Moehne and Lister. In addition to typical summertime activities like swimming and sunbathing, the lakes in the Sauerland region also offer cruises with the Weisse Flotte ships, or personal boat hire.

There’s also a great mix of visitor attractions for anyone visiting Sauerland holiday homes. At Bestwig you’ll find the popular theme Park, Fort Fun, which boasts numerous amusements and rides for all the family. There are also some natural wonders located in the region – Balve Cave is a huge underground chamber that has been used as a venue for cultural events and performances since the early-19th Century. There’s also the Atta Cave in Attendorn, which is the most-visited show-cave in the country.

Places to visit on holiday in Sauerland, Germany

A town well worth visiting while on holiday at Auerland self-catering holiday accommodation is Siegen. It’s a medieval town with a number of beautiful remnants, including the medieval churches, Nikolaikirche and Martinikirche. Other essential sights include the Oberes Schloss, which dates to the 13th Century, and the Unteres Schloss, which today houses a number of federal offices.

Weather in Sauerland, Germany

Sauerland holiday rentals are found in a region with quite a large difference between winter and summer temperatures. For the most part, summers are warm, with highs usually reaching the high-20 in July and August. Spring and Autumn conditions are usually mild, while winters are consistently cold, bringing snowfall on occasion.

Cheap flights to Sauerland, Germany

The city of Dortmund sits within an hour’s drive of Sauerland self-catering holiday homes, and the airport here (DTM), is served by a number of low-cost airlines, such as easyJet flying from London-Luton (LUT).

Activities and attractions in Sauerland

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Sauerland for its skiing and swimming. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Sauerland a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Thikos Kinderland (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Golfclub Schmallenberg (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Panorama Park Sauerland (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Bodefeld Hunau Ski Resort (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Golfsport Sorpesee (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Wintersportpark Sahnehang (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Sauerland

Travellers enjoy Sauerland for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, February or November, when snowfall averages 31.10 inches and temperatures average -3°F.

Exploring the natural features in Sauerland

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Sauerland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crosslap Disc Golf Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • ATTA Cave (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Kahler Asten (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Arnsberg Forest Nature Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Kurpark (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Lake Diemelsee (27.1 mi / 43.6 km)