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The city, located in the beautiful Sauerland Winterberg makes to its name: Thanks to the above-average snowfall can be found here usually for more than 100 days a year solid snow. Of course these are ideal conditions for winter sports enthusiasts. And so Winterberg is also considered the most important winter sports resort in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Winterberg is on the Winter Hochfläche called, just 668m to 415m above sea level. The city itself and the associated 14 villages spread over several hills. Even the popular Skiliftkarussell Winterberg ski area is not only on a mountain, but equal to five: the Kahler Asten, the Poppenberg, the Bremberg, the Herrloh and the cap. In total the Skiliftkarussell 21 ski lifts, 30 ski runs and a 120 km-long network of trails. Here both beginners and professionals will get their money's worth while skiing and snowboarding.
In addition to four smaller ski jumps is mainly the St.-Georg Hill an attraction. It not only serves as a training facility, but was already hosting the German Championships and the Summer Grand Prix Nordic Championships. For visitors, the hill is usable both in summer and in winter.
A visitor magnet that attracts many overnight guests, the bobsled track in Winterberg. With more than 1600 m long, 15 bends and a maximum gradient of 15%, it is one one of the fastest bobsleigh tracks in the world. No wonder then that it was three times already hosted the launched by Stefan Raab Wok World Championship. Alternatively, there is the opportunity to take a Snowscoot in Winterberg. This is almost a bicycle on sliding surfaces.
Of course you can also without skiing or bobsledding spend a wonderful winter holiday. The snowy landscape is perfect for long walks or romantic sleigh rides. A real adventure, where the winter landscape shines in a new light, is the participation in a torchlight hike.
But Winterberg is not only in winter a popular destination, even in summer there is much to experience. The swaying hills and unspoilt nature invite then to extensive outdoor activities in the fresh air. Especially hikers, mountain bikers and motorcyclists appreciate the city in the heart of the Sauerland in the green season.