Before the temperature rises, international hotel chain Maritim has a range of skiing destinations across Germany for all ages and abilities that perfectly balance consumerism and cosy charm.
Après–ski in the Harz Mountains
￼ Located in the heart of Germany and close to the Wurmberg cable car in the Harz National Park, the Maritim Hotel Berghotel Braunlage is perfectly located for travellers wanting to hit the slopes. For skiers, snowboarders, toboggan and snow tube enthusiasts alike, a modern snow-making system installed beneath the foot of the Wurmberg summit guarantees fresh snow.
In addition to a dedicated drying room for guests, the hotel features 309 sumptuously designed rooms and suites. Guests can sample Maritim’s signature breakfast buffet at the ‘Pfaffenstieg Restaurant’, while rustic regional delicacies are served in the Old English Pub. Guests can unwind after a day on the slopes with a range of health and wellness treatments at the Maritim spa & beauty care facility.
From the end of January to mid-February, families can enjoy the Harz ‘KulturWinter’, which offers a packed programme of magical events at castles, theatres, mines and monasteries.
Fresh powder on Lake Titisee
Situated on the shores of the crystal-clear waters of Lake Titisee,the Maritim TitiseeHotel Titisee-Neustadt, located in the heart of the Black Forest (where skiing was first popularised), is the perfect location for fresh powder, family-friendly pistes and cosy culinary delights.
Providing a perfect base to enjoy the highest mountain in Germany outside of the Alpes, the Feldberg mountain, the hotel features 129 elegantly furnished rooms and 3 suites, complete with a panoramic lake or woodland view. Offering unparalleled gastronomy, the ‘‘Vier Taler’’ restaurant offers delicious 4-course dinners as well as gala buffets every Saturday. In the evening, cocktails, wine or freshly drawn beer can be savoured in front of a roaring fire in the ‘‘Lake Night Bar’’. In addition, the INA Institute for Beauty & Aesthetics, located at the hotel, offers renowned purifying and cleansing treatments as well as soothing massages.
The outdoor activities don’t stop with skiing - the surrounding area around Lake Titisee is lso ideal for winter hiking and Nordic walking. Visitors can also enjoy some retail therapy, with numerous shops near to the hotel stocking cuckoo clocks, traditional German mountain attire and authentic souvenirs.
Guests who book two nights or more receive a complimentary Hochschwarzald Card (Black Forest Card) which provides access to more than 70 leisure facilities, discounts at over 140 sites and free use of the ski–lifts.
The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group, and the company’s nationwide hotel network is represented by hotels in six countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain and China. The group’s ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry.