Winterberg Travel Guide

  • View from the Bobhaus at the ski area.
    View from the Bobhaus at the ski area.
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  • The famous bob wall of fame.
    The famous bob wall of fame.
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  • This goes together very well!
    This goes together very well!
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Winterberg Things to Do

  • Winterberg Bobsleigh Track – World...

    The entire bobsleigh track has a vertical drop of 110 meters and does so by 14 turns. The length of the track is 1.330 meters and does give some speed, OMG! We saw one coming down with at some point a speed of almost 127 kilometers per hour. Just about the same speed we had by driving our car, but I guess you will witness this speed way better in...

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  • Winterberg Bobsleigh Track - Sponsored...

    The Winterberg bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track is a bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track located near our house in Winterberg. We read that it is the only track of its kind in the world with a turn that has corporate sponsorship. We noticed this by walking towards curve 7 which is sponsored by Veltins, a German brewery who has its headquarters...

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  • Winterberg Bobsleigh Track - Wow! What...

    When we first arrived at our cozy house in Winterberg there was a nice surprise waiting at us. We opened the door, walked our way into the living room and opened the doors towards the balcony. Once we were standing on the balcony we had a great view at the bobsleigh track of Winterberg, it was a great view! We had no idea that we would be so close...

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Winterberg Hotels

Winterberg Restaurants

  • The oldest ski hut.

    Although the Bobhaus Winterberg is known as the oldest ski hut of the ski area of Winterberg we only visited for the first time during our stay of the winter of 2014. The reason why we ended up was rather easy to explain. The area of ski piste Kappe was added to the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg only one year earlier. Therefore we were exploring the...

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  • New place to visit.

    The ski resort of Winterberg does invest a great amount of money into the quality of the entire ski area. Ski lifts are getting larger to move more people around at the same time and more and more pistes are being developed which creates new areas to explore by ski. When we were in Winterberg during the winter of 2013 the new piste...

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  • A standard McDonald's, what else?

    One of the tough things about traveling with friends (especially male friends) can be mealtime. It is not particularly stressful to eat every meal out, because we're not unfamiliar with challenging foods. But at some point during our skiing in Winterberg it was a safe bet my friends were going to get hungry and demanded to be fed :)I always look...

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  • The Poppenberg skihut.

    Möppi's hut is located in Winterberg ski and hiking area where the ski enthusiasts can directly drive off in the Winterberg ski area. This particular place can't be missed as it is located right at the start of the most important ski lift carousel of the ski resort.The cottage with fireplace, has 120 seats, this includes the seats at the outside...

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  • A typical "schnell Imbiss".

    The Bremberg Klause restaurant is situated right at the most important parking of the Winterberg ski area. This location of Parking 2 (P2) is the beginning of a long blue piste for starters and the location for the ski school. Right here you also will find a ticket office and ski rental department. Therefore it is always very, very crowded here. So...

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  • Diluted and watery coffee.

    Well, what to say about this place? is it really a restaurant or a coffeehouse? I guess not, but still I want to share it with you. Usually when you want a cup of coffee in Winterberg, it means long queue's and waiting time. Never expect to be in and out within a few minutes. This was the main reason why we tried the coffee at the kiosk near the...

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Winterberg Nightlife

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    by Jerelis Written Aug 1, 2012

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    I am that person too, because I just love to play poker with my friends for low stakes and it's more about the fun than the poker. The basics of our game of poker are simple ... the object of the game is to win the pot - or the sum of money being wagered throughout the course of a game. Nothing makes a game of poker more fun than playing with your friends.

    For us it is just the fun, the stakes are low and the beer is right there in abundance. Some fast food to complete the setting and off we go. Whenever you're lucky you will win €10,-, or not lucky lose about the same amount of money. But this still includes having a lot of fun with your friends and that makes these kinds of nights priceless! Have fun and game on!

    Dress Code: Just wear whatever you want!

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    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Beer Tasting
    • Casino and Gambling

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Winterberg Transportation

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    by Jerelis Written May 22, 2013

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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    • Road Trip

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Winterberg Local Customs

  • Rewarded ourselves for bravery.

    The ski resort of Winterberg only has one black piste to ski on. But what is a black piste exactly? It's a piste that is not often prepared by a piste machine. Depending where you are in the world it can be the hardest (Europe) or second hardest to double black pistes (North America).To be honest I am not the best skier on the planet and getting...

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  • Graded for difficulty.

    Pistes are also graded for difficulty. Sadly, this doesn't work as well for the visitor or potential visitor as you might expect. For a start, there are different grading systems. In Europe, the basic grading goes from blue (easy) through red to black (difficult). France adds green, effectively splitting the blue category into green (really easy,...

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  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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Winterberg Warnings and Dangers

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    by Jerelis Written Feb 13, 2012

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    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explian why a woman turns the map all around when a man is asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

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Winterberg What to Pack

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    by Jerelis Written Feb 13, 2012

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    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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Winterberg Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing – From bed directly upon the...

    From bed directly upon the skis or snowboards? That is what Winterberg is about. It is the highest located wintersport place within the Sauerland. The snowy and attractive terrain with very good prepared ski runs is placed next to the village itself so that all skiers may get there comfortable by feet. Winterberg offers good skiing, particularly,...

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  • Skiing – Great improvements made lately.

    As a result of the rather low altitude and only a few high mountains presents you need to get back on top via a lift every time. Winterberg's lifts are spread over several ski areas above local villages and there are not really long runs available. Therefore we were really pleased by witnessing that they have been upgraded a great deal in recent...

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  • Skiing – Skiliftkarussell Winterberg.

    For me visiting Winterberg in the winter always is an unique experience. It's a 3 hour drive from my home ... which means that whenever I want to ski I get out of bed early in the morning and 3,5 hours later I'm on top of a 900 meters high mountain, in the snow and all geared up to ski! The borough of Winterberg lies in central Germany’s Sauerland,...

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