Top winter sport athletes have shot to fame in this town of international sporting renown but spa visitors can enjoy a healthy and relaxing break here too. In addition to a cleverly designed network of year-round walking trails that open up the beautiful natural surroundings, there are also plenty of cycle routes, which cater for a range of abilities, enabling everyone to take full advantage of the therapeutic climate. Winterberg is a dedicated winter sports resort offering a wide range of activities. For visitors wishing to focus on their health, the climate is a rich source of effective therapy options that harness the excellent quality of the air. The many ways of benefiting from the climate include 'rest cures', exposure to the fresh air, sunbathing (heliotherapy) and 'terrain cures' (Nordic walking). Whatever their preference, holidaymakers can rest assured that the declared aim of all local climatic therapy is to improve well-being and health through exposure to climatic and weather-related conditions in doses controlled and tailored to individual needs. The effectiveness of climatic therapy is not confined to curative medicine; it also has preventative benefits such as strengthening the immune system and boosting circulation. An additional attraction is the holiday region around Winterberg: the Sauerland offers a lively arts scene and plenty of picturesque towns and villages to discover and explore.