The best winter activities from skiing to winter hiking

Are you in the mood for an active winter vacation in Germany? Whether for a weekend, a short break or over the winter vacations - the usually short journey makes Germany a popular destination for skiers, wellness lovers, couples and families. We show you the best winter activities, winter sports options, excursion destinations and suitable hotels that are a comfortable starting point for your winter trip.

Beautiful regions on winter holiday

If you want to go on a winter holiday in Germany, you might be looking for lots of snow, mountains or wellness and culture. You will find beautiful ski resorts in the Alps, the Black Forest, the Ore Mountains or Sauerland.

Winter sports activities

Germany offers a wide range of winter sports options that will make your winter and skiing holiday unforgettable. Let our overview inspire you to discover your perfect winter sport:

  • Skiing: Germany has numerous ski resorts that are suitable for beginners and experienced skiers alike.
  • Snowboarding: Freestylers and snowboard enthusiasts will find special snow parks and halfpipes in German ski resorts.
  • Cross-country skiing: Discover the beautiful cross-country trails in the German low mountain ranges or in southern Germany and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
  • Winter hiking: Explore the snow-covered forests and mountains of Germany on a winter hike and be enchanted by the picturesque landscape.
  • Tobogganing: fun for the whole family! Try a speedy toboggan run on one of Germany's many toboggan runs. Near Munich in Bad Tölz, you can go tobogganing or snowshoeing on the all-weather toboggan run on the Blomberg.
  • Ice skating: Ice skating on frozen lakes or in ice rinks is a popular winter activity for young and old. You will find popular ice skating rinks in the big cities, in particular

Winter activities and winter excursion destinations

In addition to winter sports, Germany offers many other activities in winter that you can discover as part of a city trip or vacation.

During the Advent and Christmas season, the cozy Christmas markets are a real magnet for city travelers. Some of the most beautiful Christmas markets include the Striezelmarkt in Dresden, the Stuttgart Christmas market and the Nuremberg Christmas market. And if you fancy a special New Year's Eve celebration, you can experience magnificent fireworks, festive New Year's Eve dinners or pure idyll on a New Year's Eve vacation in many cities.

The most popular places for a city trip are of course also worth a visit in winter. Experience a special cultural program of concerts, operas and theaters or balls, which usually take place in the winter months.

And if you prefer something a little more cozy and warm, you can treat yourself to a wellness hotel with a sauna area, pools and pure luxury. Winter wellness is particularly nice after a long walk in the snow or winter sports in the mountains in sub-zero temperatures. The Dorint Hotels also offer a perfectly coordinated gastronomic offer as well as massage and beauty treatments. So you can return from your winter vacation feeling refreshed.

Winter holiday with children in Germany

Are you traveling with the whole family in winter? Destinations with lots of snow and family activities are very popular. Whether sledging, husky hikes or indoor halls with a wide range of games - especially in winter, children can really let off steam and discover the wonderful natural surroundings. Spacious family rooms and children's clubs in the hotel await you at our family hotels - perfect for your winter vacation in Germany with children.

Tip: Take advantage of the current "Family time-out" offer with 4 nights for up to 4 people, daily fresh bread rolls and snacks for outdoor activities.

1. Winter holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Anyone thinking of a winter holiday in Germany cannot ignore Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Zugspitze is particularly famous, and you have a fantastic view of it from the Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Skiing, cross-country skiing, sledging and winter hikes are among the most popular winter activities here. Those who want to warm up afterwards can benefit from the largest wellness area in the region. And families with children will enjoy the spacious holiday apartments on their winter holiday.

2. Winter vacation in Winterberg (Sauerland)

Winterberg's name alone makes it the perfect place for a winter vacation. The town is also known for the "Postwiese" ski area, where our Hotel Dorint Resort Winterberg is located. Here you can go skiing, winter hiking and tobogganing. But the whole family can also enjoy the indoor go-kart track, children the hotel's own Kids Club and adults the large wellness area.

3. winter holiday in Arnsberg (Sauerland)

The Dorint Hotel & Sportresort Arnsberg is also located in the heart of the Sauerland countryside. Numerous outdoor activities invite you to explore the snow-covered landscape, forests and mountains. At the hotel, you can enjoy the pool and sauna area and get active in the gym.

4. winter holiday in the Black Forest

The Black Forest is particularly famous for the Feldberg, right next to Freiburg. Here you can go skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing and enjoy the view of the Alps. At our Dorint Thermenhotel Freiburg, you can also enjoy the unique spa and sauna area covering over 6,000 m². So you can combine your winter holiday with wonderful winter wellness warmth.

Stay overnight with Dorint Standard

Whether on a wellness holiday, with friends or your partner or with the whole family - with Dorint you will experience the highest quality and individual service that leaves nothing to be desired.

We want you to feel completely satisfied as our guest and give you the relaxation you long for in our individual hotels and resorts. That is the "Dorint feeling".

Offers for your winter holiday in Germany

For your winter holiday or city trip, you can benefit from very special, changing discounts and offers. You might just find the perfect package. Have a look!

Hotel: Dorint Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Family time out

Enjoy a relaxing family break

Other places for your holiday in Germany

Winter holidays are a pleasure in many German regions. Whether snow-covered mountains, Christmas city breaks or cultural trips - choose your desired region on the map and discover the right Dorint Hotel for your trip.

We look forward to seeing you!