Since the beginnings of skiing over 100 years ago, the Wasserkuppe has been known and loved as a winter sports region.

Fast downhill runs with skis, snowboard or sledges in the ski and toboggan arena Wasserkuppe or at the sugar field still attract winter sportsmen to the „Ski Mountain Wasserkuppe“ today.

The natural snow pistes are additionally covered with snow if required. Thanks to floodlights, skiing on the Wasserkuppe and at the sugar field is still possible in the evening.

Hesse’s highest cross-country ski run leads around the airfield. The high plateau is considered one of the best snowkite spots in Germany. And of course paragliders are also active in winter: paragliding over the snowy slopes of the Wasserkuppe is an unforgettable experience!

Those who like it quieter can enjoy the winter landscape on a winter hike and warm up afterwards with a Glühwein or coffee at the open fireplace…

Skifahren Wasserkuppe
Wasserkuppe in winter...
Langlauf Loipe Wasserkuppe

Cross-country skiing

The Flugfeldloipe is Hesse’s highest cross-country ski run and offers access to the Rhön cross-country network. The equipment is available at the Wasserkuppe ski rental.

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Snowkite Wasserkuppe


The wind-free high plateau of the Wasserkuppe at almost 1000 meters makes the mountain one of the best snowkite spots in Germany.

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Skilift Zuckerfeld Rhön

Skilift Zuckerfeld

The ski area Zuckerfeld offers floodlit ski runs with snow-making facilities up to 2 km long – on the southern slope of the Wasserkuppe!

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Winter Hiking

The Wasserkuppe invites you to go winter hiking! The paths lead over wide areas with fascinating views and through forests covered in deep snow.

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Gruppenhaus Wasserkuppe - Terrasse

Group house Wasserkuppe

The group house in the holiday village Wasserkuppe with saunas and swimming spa pool is the ideal accommodation for up to 12 (maximum 16) persons.

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Feriendorf Wasserkuppe

Holiday village Wasserkuppe

Whether alone, in pairs, with family or with friends: Enjoy relaxation in the holiday village Wasserkuppe, 950 meters above the everyday life!

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Unser kleines Waffelhaus Wasserkuppe

Our Little Waffle House

Pure or with chocolate coating: Those who visit the Wasserkuppe should not miss a delicious, freshly baked wafer from „Our Little Waffle House“!

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Märchenwiesenhütte Wasserkuppe

Märchenwiese hut

Stop in at the Märchenwiesenhütte and enjoy delicious food and drinks in a cosy atmosphere and directly at the summer toboggan run!

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Imbiss Walter Wasserkuppe

Imbiss Walter

Imbiss Walter with beer and winter garden offers weekly changing delicious specialities in summer – on the sunny side of the Wasserkuppe!

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Die Eisheiligen ice cream

Die Eisheiligen ice cream

Finest ice cream without artificial additives or other nonsense from the local ice cream manufacturer Die Eisheiligen is also available on the Wasserkuppe!

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