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Winterberg is situated at 668 m above sea level in the province of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The city has 14.160 inhabitants and covers an area of 147,86 km².
Mean annual temperature is 5,9 degree Celsius, annual precipitation is 1.360,2 mm. Rainfall is at its highest in December at 151,2 mm, at its lowest in April at 93,0 mm. It’s warmest in July, coolest in January.
The Sauerland ski resort of Winterberg is located at an altitude of 414.5 – 841.9 m and comprises 10 ski areas and 7 mountains. The 83 ski trails and 50 km of pistes include all levels of difficulty from easy to expert as well as terrain parks and night skiing slopes. Places like Hildfeld or Züschen are ideal locations for family holidays, offering 165 km of cross-country skiing trails, 10 toboggan runs, snowshoe hikes and snow kiting.
Winterberg’s landmark, St. Georg Ski Jump, was built in 1959 and has since contributed essentially to the development of professional skiing in Germany. The jump has been the venue of many FIS events.
Winterberg is also hosting the parallel events of the FIS Snowboard World Cup. Snowboarders love the resort’s terrain parks and the frequent powder snow. Snow kiting season takes off between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Winterberg is definitely worth visiting in summer. It offers an excellent mix of easy walks and challenging high mountain hikes.
Families will enjoy the nature cinema of Elkeringhausen – a wooden frame serves as screen to display breathtaking natural phenomena such as the sun’s light show. Everyone interested in culture has to visit the Winterberg museum of local history or the Hallenberg open air stage.
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