Active Summer Spa Breaks in Germany: Nordic Walking in Sauerland

Among Germany's most popular holiday destinations, the Sauerland is perhaps best known for its 30.000 km of hiking trails, ideal for Nordic walking, as well as its stunning scenery. The area's alpine air and invigorating climate make it the perfect destination for holidaymakers seeking to relax and rejuvenate in spectacular surroundings, and the picturesque spa towns dotted across the region ensure that guests can luxuriate in the height of comfort and style.

Recharge and rejuvenate with an active summer spa break in Germany

Located in the heart of the densely wooded Rothaargebirge nature park, a short drive from historic Marburg, the village of Hallenberg is home to the Hotel Diedrich. Guests enjoy complementary access to extensive spa facilities offering a range of wellness and beauty treatments, while outdoors types will want to take advantage of the hotel's Nordic walking and guided hiking programmes. Those seeking something a little more adventurous may also wish to try their hand at rock climbing in nearby Steinschab.

Explore the Rothaarsteig trails

While the region offers a range of accommodation for those seeking an active spa break in Germany this summer, another stand-out option is located a short distance north-west of Hallenberg. Berghotel Astenkrone is located close to the winter sports Mecca of Winterberg and, as with Hotel Diedrich, boasts opulent spa facilities. The major draw however, is the hotel's close proximity to the Rothaarsteig trail. The 154 km trail winds through the picturesque settings of the Rothaargebirge hills, passing spectacular natural features including the Bruchhausen Stones along the way. Walkers will find themselves refreshed by the region's clean alpine air and, at the end of a hard day's activity, the hotel's restaurant offers a sumptuous range of fresh, light fare. For a unique holidaying option, guaranteed to promote total rejuvenation, visitors will find this region of Germany perfect for an active summer spa break.