December 2016

Enjoy the most beautiful sides of winter

Wellness days for romantics and bon vivants drive away winter blues

(so) - A game of backgammon by the crackling fireplace, a good book for the leisure hour after the sauna, an extra care for the skin stressed by the heating air. An extensive hike through the unmistakable silence of winter nature, a cosy stop in a rustic hiking hut. A seductive menu with a good bottle of wine by candlelight. - More and more people are enjoying the most beautiful sides of winter away from the ski slopes and cross-country trails. Moderate exercise in the fresh air is in demand and a break from the digital permanent accessibility, supplemented by sensual experiences for the palate, body and soul.

Active relaxation without skis
The requirements for a winter holiday have changed, as we know in the Schmallenberger Sauerland. Until a few years ago, the equation winter holiday = skiing holiday was still valid, but today alpine and Nordic winter sports no longer play the dominant role here. "Of course, our ski areas and cross-country ski trails are excellently accepted locally and in the neighbouring winter sports stronghold of Winterberg, but instead of ski boots, more and more holidaymakers are putting on their warm hiking boots in the morning after a hearty, late breakfast and exploring our wide network of cleared winter hiking and walking trails", knows Schmallenberg's Tourism Director Hubertus Schmidt.

Healthy side-effect
Beautiful side-effect of a romantic time-out in the mountain worlds of the Schmallenberg Sauerland: Whoever moves outside fills up on light and air. Which not only clears the head and strengthens the immune system, but also helps in a natural way against the widespread "winter blues"

If you want to experience this first hand: concrete suggestions for more or less long tours (with or without snowshoes) are available from all hosts and the tour portal at www.schmallenberger-sauerland.de. Winter hikers are also recommended to take advantage of a five-day hiking without luggage offer with 4 nights' accommodation, wine tasting and luggage transfer from 349 € per person. Further information about offers and hosts: Guest information Schmallenberger Sauerland, phone 02972 9740-0, daily from 9 to 21 o'clock.

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Wintergenuss bei Wanderung durch winterliche Natur im Schmallenberger Sauerland | © Schmallenberger Sauerland Tourismus, Klaus-Peter Kappest

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Winterromantik im Schmallenberger Sauerland


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Skifahren im Skigebiet Hunau in Schmallenberg - Bödefeld | © Schmallenberger Sauerland Tourismus, Sabrina Voss (sabrinity)

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Schneevergnügen im Schmallenberger Sauerland


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Winterwanderung am Krummstab in Schmallenberg - Schanze  | © Schmallenberger Sauerland Tourismus, Klaus-Peter Kappest

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Wanderung in winterlicher Landschaft


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