From 19 to 23 January 2014 Willingen will be hosting the first German Winter Walking Festival. This joint initiative by the town of Willingen and the local mountain society comes in response to the growing trend for winter walking. The idea is to offer something new and highlight the benefits for mind and body. The crisp air makes walking in the colder months particularly good for your health and the snow-covered scenery is quiet and peaceful. As well as walks, the programme includes cross-country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides and curling.