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Winter Wonderlands in Germany and Austria

Winter has come and most of us are probably – at least mentally – in full Christmas preparation. Corona is keeping us on our toes again this year: Will there be another lockdown? Will there be Christmas markets? Can I celebrate Christmas with my family? And what about travelling anyway?

In this newsletter, despite many worries and unanswered questions, we want to set a positive mood, make you want to celebrate Christmas and conjure up winter dreams. What is a Winter Wonderland for you???

©Tirol Werbung/Christian Forcher 

The Black Forest

The Black Forest holiday region covers a total of 11,100 square kilometres in southwest Germany. The region is particularly beautiful in winter: Snow-covered surfaces and forests, icy waterfalls, ski slopes and cross-country ski trails.

©Schwarzwald Tourismus/Achim Mende

The most beautiful winter sport areas are the slopes around Feldberg & Todtnauberg, at Belchen and between Baiersbronn & Todtmoos.

December to March are relatively safe months to expect enough snow for winter sport activities.

Have you ever heard of the black forest cherry cake? Imagine coming home from an active day in the snow and a big piece of this delicious cake is waiting for you, yummy!

Nature Ice Palace Hintertuxer Gletscher

The Nature Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier near Innsbruck, Austria is a unique natural jewel in the world. Visitors explore a system of natural cavities and artificial connections and marvel at magical ice stalactites, giant sparkling ice crystals, frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake.

In the Nature Ice Palace, the temperature is a constant 0° degrees 365 days a year. The ice cave is open all year round and can be visited in all weather conditions.

A visit to the Nature Ice Palace can therefore be ideally combined with a day of skiing on the Hintertux Glacier or with a detour to the panorama terrace.


Burg Hohenzollern & Royal Winter Magic 

The Castle is not a museum in conventional sense but a place steeped in history, and at the same time, it is extremely lively.

In addition to its art collection, numerous concerts, open-air cinema, exhibitions as well as one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany make the castle an attractive institution all year round.

©Burg Hohenzollern

Swabian counts and princes, Prussian kings and German emperors: they all have their roots in Hohenzollern Castle – located exactly between Lake Constance and Stuttgart. At an altitude of 855 metres, the proud fortress sits enthroned on the cone-shaped Zollerberg and thus offers a majestic panoramic view.

The Royal Winter Magic spoils its visitors with large-scale illuminations outside and elaborate Christmas decorations in the royal chambers. You can stroll around the castle grounds and through the interior rooms and let yourself be carried away into the Christmas world of royalty and majesty.

Kitzbühel & Hahnenkamm Race 

The Kitzbühel area enchants with its magnificent nature, its events, and its villages and towns. Kitzbühel combines urban flair with typical Tyrolean hospitality, offers culinary diversity and exclusive shopping opportunities.

No surprise that this enjoyable combination of sport and lifestyle attracts many stars and starlets during the cold season. 

In the midst of the spectacular mountain world of the Kitzbühel Alps lies the holiday region with its capital Kitzbühel in the east of North Tyrol.

Kitzbühel is always in season and especially in winter a destination with tradition and extraordinary charm. From October to the beginning of May, winter enthusiasts will find their paradise in Kitzbühel.


The legendary Hahenkamm race takes place every year since 1931. The world’s best skiers come to Kitzbühel for the legendary Streif downhill and the slalom on the Ganslern slope. The race course in Kitzbühel is considered one of the most difficult in the world.


©Kitzbühel Tourismus/Michael Werlberger

Christmas Gardens 

The Christmas Gardens present themselves as a breathtaking sea of lights. The entire area is a glowing fairytale landscape with light shows, illuminated figures and impressively staged architecture.

With the dawn the magical journey begins …
Taking a stroll in the Christmas Gardens is the perfect opportunity to really get in the mood for Christmas.

Christmas Gardens are spread all over Germany in the prime locations of each city. Visitors can enjoy the magic in Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hannover, Island Mainau, Koblenz, Cologne, Münster, and Stuttgart.

©Christmas Garden Dresden/Michael Clemens
©Christmas Garden Stuttgart/Wecause
©Christmas Garden Münster/Muenster4life


On a roundtour, you can spend a wonderful and contemplative evening full of discoveries – far away from the Christmas hustle and bustle.

Interalpen Hotel Tyrol  

At an altitude of 1,300 metres on the Seefeld high plateau, the Interalpen Hotel Tyrol impresses with its unique and secluded location in magnificent natural surroundings of untouched mountain landscapes.

The five star superior hotel aims to satisfy the highest of standards.

Have you ever noticed that it’s quieter outside, when fresh snow has fallen? This quietness is evermore present in the Austrian alps, which makes it the perfect place for a relaxing retreat. For us a perfect Winter Wonderland!

In the 283 charming Tyrolean rooms with spectacular views, the Alpine way of life is reflected in the architecture and furnishings.

Large spa areas, three restaurants with award-winning cuisines, as well as large and plenty meeting and event spaces are further amenities of the hotel. 





Winter-Wine Magic in Traben-Trabach 

Have you ever wondered how a traditional wine region like the Moselle celebrates the advent time? Since the harvesting time has come to an end, wine makers can fully concentrate on creating something truly special: handcrafted vinter’s mulled wine.

The romantic town of Traben-Trabach usually invites Christmas market guests into the town’s wine cellars, which is not possible this year due to the pandemic.

However the resilience of the locals has led to something magnificent: Instead of wine cellars, this year’s Christmas markets will be made of little Christmas villages in the town. 

©Blickfang Werbung 

©G. Weyrich 

The small various Christmas villages are surrounded by the colourful glow of the city lights. Visitors and locals alike can warm up on a vinter’s mulled wine and other culinary delights that the stands of the little villages have to offer.

Happy Winter Season & a wonderful Christmas time!

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