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10/31/2018
Best Hotels for Autumn & Winter Outdoor Activities
Best Hotels for Autumn & Winter Outdoor Activities

Just because the days are getting shorter, it doesn’t mean that you can’t pack in plenty of adventure into your autumn and winter getaways!

Many places around the world really come alive at this time of year, with crisp skies, changing colours and falling snow bringing out the best of nature’s beauty.

Here we run through a selection of some of the best places across the planet to spend the autumn and winter months.

Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz - Switzerland

When it comes to winter tourism, St. Moritz really is the king, with the resort being the first Alpine destination to really draw international visitors. Since then, all the way back in 1864, St. Moritz has flourished into one of the most established and thriving ski resorts in Europe, having hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions.

Visitors are able to enjoy the snow in so many ways, from luge runs, to dog sledding, to late-night skiing. For those who would rather enjoy the surroundings in a less active way, there’s a fantastic selection of shops and cafes available to wander around and sample.

Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz is perfectly located in the southwest corner of the town and provides five-star luxury amongst the incredible natural beauty. The hotel’s team can assist guests with booking all kinds of outdoor activities, including glider flying and sailing.

Kempinski Hotel das Tirol Jochberg - Austria

Jochberg is found among the stunning Kitzbüehel Alps where the town can trace its history back to the early 12th century. Visitors will be thrilled by the impressive Sintersbacher Wasserfall, which sees water crash down vertically over 85m.

Jochberg is mainly famous for its excellent selection of ski schools and tourists of all abilities are well catered for. Skiiers have access to a staggering 168km of slopes, with 13 ski lifts transporting people into the higher reaches of the mountains.

Kempinski Hotel das Tirol Jochberg is set right in the heart of the action and is just seven kilometres from the legendary Gamsstadt (Chamois Town) Kitzbühel.

Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden - Germany

Berchtesgaden is full of adventure, and is home to the vast Salt Mine that dwarfs smiling visitors as they explore the deep recesses. The 16th century underground complex will leave tourists spellbound.

Upon returning to the surface, visitors have an abundance of activity options, with the Berchtesgaden National Park offering endless walking and biking trails. The paths all provide incredible views of the towering Bavarian Alps.

Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden is found at an altitude of 1,000m and has sensational panoramic views of the Berchtesgaden valley, Salzburger Land and the Watzmann massif.

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras - Slovakia

Found in northern Slovakia, the High Tatras National Park features some of the smallest alpine mountains in Europe, but what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in natural beauty. With gorgeous shimmering lakes and uncrowded winding mountain trails, The High Tatras Mountains will dazzle all those lucky enough to visit. While the peaks may be slightly lower than some of their European neighbours, the snow-capped mountain tops still stand imposingly above waterfalls and luscious pine forests.

Cable cars carry visitors up to admire the sweeping views and those who take the historic trip up Lomnicky peak are able to enjoy the scenery with a refreshing drink, thanks to the wonderfully-located Dedo cafe. Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras is luxuriously located on the shore of the glacial mountain lake Strbske pleso, overlooking the majestic panorama of the High Tatras peaks.

If you’re looking for an exciting autumn or winter getaway, the teams at our Kempinski hotels would be delighted to help you plan your trip.

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