I would like to share with you in this short article about why the Hochsauerland region, and Winterberg in particular, is the perfect place for anyone who wants to make a difference, both professionally and privately. But please share this only with people who really deserve to be told. Some fans are already aware of the wide range of opportunities available to them here, and especially the chance to be among the cheering crowds at major sporting events. But who doesn't like to have their own little “insider’s tip”? ;)
Fun at work. And more.
It’s worth visiting or maybe even moving to Winterberg, in part because it is home to cool employers such as ALU-CAR. With close to 40 colleagues, I work with the csi Group’s lightweight construction specialist for many German car manufacturers, ensuring that vehicles are lighter and thus more sustainable. We are working on the development and simulation of lightweight body architectures, vehicle structures and battery housings, essentially developing the future. At least that what we do when we’re in the office. The other reason why I feel totally at home here are the opportunities I have in and around Winterberg to enjoy life outside of work.
Relaxed tranquillity, combined with the bustling lifestyle.
Winterberg is located right in the heart of Germany, nestled in the middle of one of the most varied natural landscapes that we have in this country. You’ll find everything here that nature enthusiasts and fans of the outdoors love – mountains, rocks, forests, caves, lakes and a network of hundreds of kilometres of marked bike and hiking trails. If this all sounds too much like peace and tranquillity, there’s also a completely opposite side to Winterberg. The town hosts major sporting events year round that attract visitors from far and wide.
For instance, the next event is coming up in May: the 4-day “iXS DirtMasters Festival”. Close to 40,000 biking enthusiasts will once again transform our “Kappe” adventure mountain into a throbbing MTB hub this year. Professionals and amateurs can show off their skills and ability in innumerable competitions, shows and courses, and celebrate their successes in the evening at the Music Night.
Celebration is also the buzz word for the “Pro7 Wok World Cup”, which was first held in 2003, and last took place in 2022. Where? Here in Winterberg, of course! You can also race down the bobsleigh track at the VELTINS Ice Arena yourself if a Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup is not currently being held (or the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in 2024). It’s up to you whether you descend in a taxi-bob or on a mini-bob.
The world’s best snowboarders also compete once a year in the parallel slalom on the “Poppenberg” run at the Snowboard World Cup in the Winterberg ski resort. If you have yet to experience the truly unique atmosphere at this Snowboarding ‘Summit’, make a note on your calendar for December 2023 when it returns to the town; the event is also broadcast on television.
However, it’s still a few months until Winterberg – literally ‘Winter Mountain’ – lives up to its snow-clad name as the most modern ski resort north of the Alps with 58 kilometres of runs, 74 lifts and 28 floodlit runs. Lucky for us. Because as beautiful as winter is here, there are other things that simply lift your mood in summer as well. Swimming, for instance. Or gliding over the treetops on the Fly-Line. But that's another story...
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