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Summer, sun, sunshine

Not only in winter, but also in summer Winterberg offers you a versatile and varied range of sports and leisure activities. Experience outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, Nordic walking or even speedhiking during your vacation in Winterberg.

You prefer cycling to walking? Then you can look forward to a remarkable offer of bike paths and trails for pleasure cyclists as well as mountain bikers. Alternatively, play golf or tennis and water ski or wakeboard on Lake Hillebach.

Below you will find more information about our varied sports and leisure activities. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them.

Are you planning a vacation in winter? Click here for winter activities

Hiking in Winterberg

Can you imagine anything more relaxing than experiencing the harmonious nature of the Sauerland directly and on foot during a hiking vacation? From our 4-star hotel in the middle of Winterberg, you have many opportunities to discover the mountain worlds around Winterberg on foot. The perfect nature experience - whether you share it with your loved ones or whether you go on tour all to yourself: The idyll and many unique views into the valleys of the Sauerland will deeply impress you.

Ask us about popular hiking tours, e.g. over the Rothaarsteig, the Winterberger Hochtour, the Hochsauerland-Kammweg or also the Grönebacher Dorfpfad. You enter the Rothaarsteig and the Winterberger Hochtour only 200 m from the hotel.

Are you looking for the feeling of freedom? Why not visit the Panorama Experience Bridge of the Winterberg Cap and enjoy the breathtaking view. Let your soul dangle or conquer the 20 m deep abyss over different constructions.


Enjoy a relaxed game of golf on the 9-hole golf course between Winterberg and Silbach during your golf vacation and enjoy the almost untouched nature around the course. In the midst of a landscape of trees lie the various fairways, which are characterized by their sloping positions and a natural watercourse. Definitely a hit among the sports offers of the summer in Winterberg! By the way, as our house guest you will receive a 25% green fee discount.


Up and down in the high and low ropes course Küstelberg
Do you like to test your limits? The 10-meter high high ropes course and the low ropes course in the Küstelberg district of Medebach provide a special adrenaline kick during your active vacation in Winterberg. Both challenge you in different ways. Especially the low ropes course lures adventure junkies out of their reserves with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, such as the spider's web, the crocodile moat or even the acid river.

You will be accompanied by specially trained and experienced trainers who will be happy to assist you. A series of experiential exercises can be combined in the low ropes course to create a wide variety of activities. Or lend a hand yourself and build your own challenge as a participant.

However, not only the individual, but above all teamwork is required here. A visit to the high and low ropes course near Winterberg is therefore particularly suitable for school classes, companies, clubs or even small groups and families. Also because the exercises of both gardens can be linked together. Experience the ups and downs of emotions.

Downhill racer

At the ski slopes in Langewiese and at the Ruhrquellenhütte, a great offer awaits you in summer: "Downhill Racer" provides the absolute driving pleasure, where the green ski slopes are driven with bull racers and downhill karts. Prerequisite for sitting at the wheel is a minimum body height of 1.40 meters and the minimum age of 10 years. Whether racy or relaxed - you can decide for yourself in which way you want to arrive at the end of the slope. The lift at the bottom stations will take care of transporting you to the top. Set off and ski down the slopes in a completely different, spectacular way for once.

Cycling and mountain biking

In recent years, Winterberg has become a stronghold for pleasure cyclists, mountain bikers, e-bikers, road cyclists and downhillers. In addition to the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path and the Lenneroute, many trails of the Bike Arena Sauerland start in Winterberg. This connects 22 towns in the Sauerland region on 150 routes. The routes are - similar to ski slopes - divided into red, blue and black routes, so that beginners, ambitious but also absolute professionals will find suitable offers and challenges for your cycling vacation in Winterberg.

In various bike rentals you can get the right bike - from touring bikes, mountain bikes to e-bikes. If you come with your own bike, you will find a garage for all two-wheelers, a charging facility for e-bikes and, of course, tools for bicycles at your disposal at our hotel.

Are you into downhill? Then you will love the adventure mountain Kappe with its diverse range of routes. Whether it's a practice course, downhill, slopestyle, freeride, four or free cross or single trail - your heart is guaranteed to beat faster here for many reasons.

Nordic Walking

You like to walk with poles in nature? Winterberg offers you many specially signposted Nordic Walking routes. These trails provide you with instructions for Nordic walking in Winterberg, specific exercises and, of course, information on length and altitude meters.

Water sports

Swimming in the Hillebachsee
Do you like to go swimming in a lake? Then we wish you a lot of fun at and in the Hillebachsee in Niedersfeld. In addition to a bathing bay with a wide sunbathing lawn, you can sit here (even after a hiking or biking tour) on a beautiful sun terrace with kiosk/gastronomy and watch beginners and experts water skiing and wakeboarding.

Water skiing and wakeboarding
Experience the very special bathing fun near Winterberg. Because besides the idyllic bathing bay, the Hillebachsee in Winterberg-Niedersfeld offers two more perfect sports for the summer: water skiing and wakeboarding! Wake & Water inspires especially young guests with the specially managed wakeboard facility and brings the feeling of Florida to Hochsauerland. Courses are offered for beginners and newcomers, promising professional supervision. The operator of the facility, by the way, can boast a large mountain of experience: Mariann Senge is none other than the daughter of the world and European champion in water skiing, Wolfgang Senge.

Summer tubing

Fancy an amusing slide for the whole family? Then glide down the slope on a bulging tire on the summer tubing track at the St. Georgs-Schanze in the Winterberg ski lift carousel!

Despite rotating on its own axis, each tuber sits "in the saddle" while sliding down the 180-meter track at 20 km/h. Even the younger guests can slide in their own tires from the age of six. The specially made mats accelerate you at the beginning for the speedy ride and slow you down again towards the end of the track for a safe arrival. Due to the brake carpets, which ensure a constant speed of the tires, the track is operated only in dry weather.

Winter Sports Arena Sauerland

Winterberg is the center of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland. This union of Sauerland ski resorts offers a unique offer for your winter vacation north of the Alps. State-of-the-art snowmaking systems provide alpine flair between Willingen, Winterberg, Schmallenberg and Olpe at temperatures below -2 °C virtually overnight. From about mid-December to mid-March the lifts are running. The perfect condition for your winter fun in the Sauerland vacation!

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The Winterberg ski lift carousel is unparalleled with 34 different runs and 27.5 kilometers of slopes. For beginners and occasional skiers, the slopes at the Bremberg, Landallift, Käppchen or at the Astenstraße as well as the practice lifts at the Herrloh are suitable. Experts get their adrenaline kick on the slalom slope or the black slope of the St. Georg Schanze. And for the all-rounders? There are numerous, well-connected red alternatives. 13 chairlifts provide fast and comfortable transportation. Do you like skiing under the stars? Several times a week you have the opportunity for floodlight skiing. Not only in Winterberg, but also in the Postwiese ski area in the neighboring Winterberg district of Neuastenberg.

Fun parks for snowboarders, ski rentals with top rental equipment, separate toboggan slopes as well as lifts or snowtubing tracks are also part of the varied offer of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland. The comparatively short journey from the Rhine, Main, Ruhr and also the Netherlands enables you to enjoy an unforgettable winter vacation close to you. Our 4-star hotel in Winterberg is looking forward to your stay in our house!

The winter sports arena Sauerland also shines with international events. So book your winter vacation in Winterberg in time and don't miss World Cup events in ski jumping, snowboarding, skeleton or bobsleigh and luge.

Winter hike

You prefer winter hiking instead of skiing and tobogganing? Then you can look forward to cleared winter hiking trails around Winterberg. Enjoy the silence away from the slopes. Experience a true winter wonderland and stop in at various rustic huts. Inquire at our 4-star hotel in Winterberg about popular trails for your winter hike.

St. George redoubt

A visit to the Winterberg landmark is actually a must. Also because of the great view over Winterberg and the Winterberg ski lift carousel.

Cross country skiing

You like it a little quieter and closer to nature? Try cross-country skiing and do something good for your body and mind. Enjoy the seemingly endless cross-country trails of our winter wonderland in the middle of Hochsauerland. Winterberg has the most snow-sure cross-country trails in the region. These form a network of up to 150 km in length and are, of course, connected with the cross-country trails of the neighboring villages. We will gladly give you information about the exact routes and entry points.


Tobogganing is simply cool and is a lot of fun not only for young but also for old. Especially if you don't have to trudge back up the slope after a rapid descent, but can comfortably take the toboggan lift.

Tickets are available at the ticket office of the ski lift carousel, rental sleds at any ski rental shop. Be sure to try it out: With a special kick, you slide down the slope on a thickly inflated tire at Snow World Züschen during snow tubing and also ride back up again in a very relaxed manner with the special lift. Ask us about popular tobogganing slopes of the ski resort Winterberg.

Bobsleigh run

The Veltins Ice Arena in Winterberg is one of the most modern artificial ice rinks in the world. National and international competitions are held here on a regular basis. Take the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the bobsleigh track during a guided tour. It's worth it, and not just for technology freaks. Fancy a very special adrenaline kick? Then treat yourself to a ride in the cab bob and race yourself through the 1.6 km long ice channel in Winterberg at speeds of up to 120 km/h. You are guaranteed to arrive safely: Because your bob is steered and braked by experienced pilots.

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