The Best Hotels to Book in Winterberg, Germany

Stay at the uniquely designed Hotel Oversum Winterberg for an unforgettable holiday in Germany
Stay at the uniquely designed Hotel Oversum Winterberg for an unforgettable holiday in Germany | Courtesy of Hotel Oversum Winterberg / Expedia
Gabi Ancarola

The clue’s in the name: this tiny but gorgeous town in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany is best known for its winter sports offering. When the snow starts to fall in Winterberg, visitors pile in to go snow-shoeing, skiing and snowboarding. Not a winter bunny? Not to worry – the densely wooded mountainsides are just as beautiful in the spring, summer and autumn when hiking and mountain biking are on the menu. And come snow or sunshine, the hotels in this area make for a sublime retreat. Here we round up some of the best, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Avital Resort Winterberg


AVITAL Resort Winterberg
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Shop and dine until you drop at this contemporary yet characterful hotel, which is tucked away right by the town centre. The rooms are well-appointed with amenities catering to the 21st-century traveller. A big lure is the 360sqm (3,875sqft) SpaVital, complete with a Finnish sauna, a sauna, a pool with a waterfall shower and a fitness room. Come wintertime, fireplaces feature throughout to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.

2. Hotel Oversum Winterberg


Hotel Oversum Winterberg
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If you’re looking for a hotel stay with a difference, check into the Oversum. This hotel is housed within a unique steel egg-shaped building that sits atop a hill, surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. In terms of location, you’ll be close to the world-famous Winterberger Eiskanal ski centre, and there are countless winter hiking trails within reach. After a day of activity, the hotel makes for the perfect place to unwind with a state-of-the-art spa to help soothe your aching muscles. There’s also yoga lessons and beauty treatments on the menu.

3. Dorint Resort Winterberg Sauerland


Dorint Resort Winterberg Sauerland
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Featuring both cosy rooms and holiday apartments, this resort is the ideal spot for families looking for a fun getaway. Little ones will love the in-house kids’ club and indoor go-kart track, while adults can rest and recharge at the large wellness area. The resort takes pride in its traditional hospitality, comfortable facilities and cosy village charm. And for when you want to shift gears? Click on the skis and glide straight out onto the Postwiese pistes.

4. Haus Astenberg


Haus Astenberg
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Just 4km (2.5mi) from the Winterberg ski lift, and only 3km (1.9mi) from the St Georg-Schanze ski jump, Haus Astenberg is an upcountry-styled property surrounded by picturesque gardens and endless hiking trails. Once you’ve worked off some energy, return to the on-site restaurant and bar. There are also open-air barbecue facilities for when the sun’s out. Before you head out, the hearty German breakfast is a top-rated feature among guests. For those travelling with little ones, there are dedicated family rooms and a children’s playground on the premises.

5. Romantik Berghotel Astenkrone


Romantik Berghotel Astenkrone
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Not in Winterberg itself, but only 5km (3mi) away in the mountain village of Altastenberg, this dazzling hotel features spacious rooms with stunning views of the Sauerland Valley. Other facilities include a spa with a steam room and sauna, and a cosy restaurant serving simple hearty dishes making use of local produce. A minigolf course is one of the local attractions, and all guests receive a Sauerland card for free use of Sauerland’s public transport so they can explore the surrounding area.

6. Hotel Nuhnetal


Hotel Nuhnetal
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After an active holiday? This might be the answer. Arguably one of the best hotels in Winterberg, Hotel Nuhnetal is a cosy venue, featuring well-appointed contemporary rooms and holiday apartments. The hotel offers prime access to 26 lifts and 34 runs north of the Main River to try your skills at skiing and snowboarding. Perks of your stay include a sportsman’s breakfast, bike rental, drying facilities for clothing and equipment, and other dedicated services for skiers and bikers. And after a day of adventure, spend time at the wellness area, or warm up with a cup of cocoa in the winter garden next to the fireplace.

7. Hotel Forsthaus


Hotel Forsthaus
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Get a slice of quintessential German mountain life with a stay at Hotel Forsthaus. This family-run property, close to Winterberg city centre, is set in a former forester’s lodge which has been refurbished, yet maintains its country character. There’s a swathe of countryside on the doorstep to explore and the hotel provides direct access to the Rothaarsteig and Ruhrtal hiking and cycling trails. For accommodation, the rooms have a fresh contemporary feel. Other highlights include a spa and cosy restaurant serving up a range of delights, from veal broth soup to schnitzel “Viennese style”.

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