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The Sauerland at a glance
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Anyone who prefers to spend their family vacation actively is spot on in the Sauerland! The diverse landscapes are suitable for trips where you can bring your children closer to nature. In winter, the ski slopes offer great fun for everyone. Whether tobogganing, snowboarding or skiing – the fun knows no limits even in the cold season!
As a low mountain region, the Sauerland with its untouched nature attracts not only those looking for relaxation of all kinds, but also families – look forward to a variety of leisure activities. Whether you are unsure about the summer toboggan run in the Panorama Park, marveling at the stalactite cave in Attendorn or unsafe the slopes of the region in the cold season – there is something for every type of holiday here!
The Sauerland welcomes you with a dense network of hiking trails, nature trails and bike paths. The routes are predetermined and clear, so they are easy to manage for families with children. Bicycles can be hired in all major locations.
If you don’t want to do without water fun, you’ll find a wide range of adventure and wellness pools as well as bathing lakes in the Sauerland. Little Indians come in the region especially at their expense: The Karl May Festival takes place in Elspe! The complex, which is built in the style of an American western town, offers a varied program of performances and events, especially during the holidays.
Selected family hotels in the Sauerland
Sauerland, Germany Hapimag Hochsauerland Resort
Winter sports in Winterberg!
Sauerland, Germany Familotel Ottonenhof
Idyllic country holidays with the whole family in the Diemel valley
Sauerland, Germany Landhotel Henkenhof
Relaxing family vacation in the Sauerland!
Sauerland, Germany Göbel’s Landhotel
Family vacation in the heart of Hesse
Travel themes Sauerland
Sauerland, Germany Center Parcs Park Hochsauerland
Wooded landscapes, mountains, countless hiking trails – that is .
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Popular ski areas in the Sauerland
Family vacation ski area Willingen
Family vacation ski area Winterberg
Come on, let’s discover the Sauerland!
Regardless of whether you spend your family vacation in summer or in winter in the Sauerland – fun and adventure are always at the top of the program. While you can make the slopes in the largest ski area north of the Alps unsafe in the cold season, in summer, for example, the beautiful Möhnesee or the summer toboggan run in the Panorama Park. Boredom is definitely not an issue here!
Between winter sports and summer toboggan run
In the Sauerland expected The largest ski area north of the Alps: In the Sauerland winter sports arena, amateur athletes can make numerous slopes and trails unsafe. Skis and accessories can be rented in the corresponding winter sports resorts, ski courses are offered for beginners. With a little luck, your hotel or holiday home in the Sauerland is right next to one of the slopes! If you prefer to watch, you can watch World Cup competitions at the Winterberg bobsleigh run or visit the famous ski jump in Willingen.
An experience for them whole family is also a visit to the Panorama Park Sauerland Wildpark. Courageous family members can use the summer toboggan run "Fichtenflitzer" unsure, then the animals are observed in the wildlife park. The area is accessible by kilometers of hiking trails and allows a view of the most diverse animal species such as wolves, lynxes, otters or wild boars. There is also a petting zoo for the children.
To make the little ones happy, you should plan at least one day for Thikos Children’s Land in Schmallenberg, an indoor amusement park where children can let off steam to their hearts’ content under supervision. Highlights are the play tower, the Wabbelberg, a mini go-kart track, various trampolines, a climbing wall, a roller slide and much more. From May to September, the outdoor area is also opened, where the children’s area becomes an outdoor pool with a paddle pool, a slide and a large water playground. There is also a Kettcar course on the open space, which is very popular with children. There is also a large program of events during the holidays. Also the physical well-being is not neglected here, because on the area there is a restaurant with a large selection of dishes and drinks.
A walk on "Westphalian Sea"
Whether you are spending your family vacation with a baby, a toddler or a teenager – a visit to the Möhnesee, too "Westphalian Sea" is always a good idea! Explore the largest dam in terms of area in the Sauerland region, which, with a bank length of 40 kilometers, invites you to relax, bathe and relax!
The Sauerland also has a lot to offer underground – there is, for example, the Atta cave in Attendorn, which is one of the largest and most beautiful stalactite caves in Germany. Every year between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors come to the cave, who can not only marvel at stalactites, stalagmites and stalagnates, but also many sinter flags, which are colored by iron oxides.
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