Leisure Active in the Sauerland

Who starts the day with a laugh,
has already won.

Be in harmony with nature – whether hiking, biking or in the snow. The land of a thousand mountains, surrounded by dense forests and green meadows, is characterised by untouched expansive nature. Willingen is full of energy. The wonderful natural corners are the perfect invitation to BE ACTIVE in the countryside.

At last, breathe in with plenty of space in the fresh air!

Due to the central location of the hotel “Fürst von Waldeck”, many leisure activities are within walking distance. Don’t waste time on long car journeys, just enjoy your holidays with the whole family to the fullest!


Willingen is more than a holiday region –

Willingen is an attitude towards life!

Willingen Ettelsberg Siris Lodge Hochheide Tower

In the heart of the Sauerland on the edge of the Rothaarsteige, Willingen enchants with its unique diversity.
Whether alone, with your partner or with the whole family – the wide range of leisure options offers limitless fun for a perfect vacation.

Our tip for the summer & amp; Autumn holidays:

The “Family pass” – leisure time fun with the whole family

– Free entry to 18 leisure facilities –

Whether FORT FUN or LaLeLu adventure land, summer toboggan run, game and leisure park, ice rink, adventure golf, bouldering or swimming: families benefit from free entry to numerous attractions. Borrow a mountain bike for a day for free, visit the cinema, museums or the outdoor swimming pool.

Price: € 49.00 per child from 4 to 14 years of age
€ 65.00 per adult
Children up to and including 3 years are free.

Available in the summer and autumn holidays:
06/25/2021 – 09/05/2021
08.10.2021 – 24.10.2021


Get going

In the Willinger bike world experience the whole spectrum of mountain biking. Whether you explore the area on gentle family tours, challenge your fitness level on long laps through the Sauerland or are looking for the challenge of technical trails – in Willingen and the surrounding area you have all the options. A multitude of varied tours leads through the Bike Arena Sauerland with its hills and mountains, over open plateaus and deep forests, through charming valleys and green meadows.
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Willingen cycling world

Family leisure

Enjoy together

Fun, variety and adventure for the whole family! Whether parents with child, grandparents, school class or senior group – in Willingen everyone will find the right offer!

In the middle of Germany, the Freizeitwelt Willingen with its diverse facilities is always an attractive holiday destination for the whole family at any time of the year.
You can find all the leisure activities here …


Leave your trail

In Willingen you hike in the first “Quality Region hikeabel Germany”, sealed by the German Hiking Association!
With the Uplandsteig and Rothaarsteig discover what is perhaps the most beautiful hiking region in Germany. Hiking in Willingen is a carefree experience for all the senses.
TOP hiking trails, refreshments and more…

Willingen Hiking on the Uplandsteig on the Grotenberg near Welleringhausen nearby Willingen, North Hesse, Germany.

Winter sports

Willingen ski area

The largest ski area far and wide!

In Willingen you will find Germany’s most powerful cable car, 17 km of groomed slopes, snow-making equipment with over 120 snow guns, the longest downhill run in the Sauerland (2 km), 10 floodlit slopes, ski schools, children’s ski schools, snowboard courses, modern ski, snowboard and sledge rentals.

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