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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Winterberg, Westphalia, Germany your home away from home

The historic town of Winterberg is in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in central Germany. The name appropriately translates as Winter Mountain as this resort is well known for its wintersports and its great local cuisine.

Things to Do in Winterberg, Germany

Winterberg holiday rentals are a haven for serious winter sports where there is plenty of skiing, ice skating, bobsledding, luge and a skeleton track. However it also has plenty to offer in the warmer months with an outdoor swimming pool, paragliding and a miniature golf course. The area is ideal for walking and cycling along well-maintained trails. Walk from Winterberg into the Rothaar Mountains or explore one of the other nearby nature parks. Motorcycle enthusiasts are attracted to the area for exhilarating rides through picturesque countryside along winding, twisting roads. The local cuisine is well known. Try the local specialty, Solei, which is based on hard boiled eggs cooked with kummel spice. The local knochenwurst sausage makes a hearty meal served with potatoes and sauerkraut.

Places to Visit Around Winterberg, Sauerland

Top attractions to visit from Winterberg holiday rentals include the memorial stone to the local witches who were killed in witch hunts during the 15th to 17th centuries. The old Jewish cemetery is a good place to head for, mainly for the charming half-timbered houses which exist in that area. Look for the 300-year old beech tree in the town. Panorama Park is full of aerial activities, zip lines, a bike park and bobsleigh run. Visit the salt caves at Elkeringhausen, the pretty water mill at Niedersfeld and the mountain goldsmith at Winterberg-Langewiese. Winterberg has a Wintersports Museum, a Pony Ranch and an open-air theatre for cultural entertainment. Another major point of interest within the city of Winterberg is the Kahler Asten, the second highest mountain in Sauerland which is 841 metres high and is popular for hikes and nature spotting with an observation centre and a restaurant.

Weather in Winterberg, Germany

Holiday rentals in Winterberg enjoy a pleasant climate with warm sunny summers and cold winters. The summer months have average highs of 22°C (72°C). The winter months have highs of around 4°C (39°F) with plenty of snow for skiing and wintersports. The area can have showers in every season.

Travel to Winterberg, Germany

The nearest airport to Winterberg holiday rentals is Paderborn Lippstadt (PAD) Airport which is about 47 km away. Dortmund (DTM) airport is a major international airport with good links for both domestic and international flights. Dortmund is 73 km to the southeast and is an easy drive along the A46. A hire car is recommended for exploring the area around Winterberg but is not essential for enjoying this lovely town.

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                                                                                                      Lovely view, clean, comfortable, well equipped with a helpful and friendly owners.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017