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Indoor ski halls just outside Hamburg

Can you skiing in Hamburg?

Surprisingly, the answer is yes, you can.

Just a short drive from the Danish border, there are two indoor ski halls: Alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg and Snow Dome. Here, you can ski every day of the year, no matter the weather.

Read more about the ski halls located a short drive from Hamburg's vibrant city life.

Advantages of indoor skiing near Hamburg

Snow guarantee all year round
No matter what the calendar says, you can go skiing or snowboarding in the indoor ski halls that are open every day of the year.

Stable weather conditions
When you ski indoors, you're assured of the weather and snow conditions. There's no risk of avalanches or snowstorms, but stable temperatures that provide safe skiing conditions. And you also avoid getting sunburned.

Maintain your technique
Because the two ski centers are close to Denmark, it's an obvious choice to go there before the big ski holiday to train and brush up on your technique. If you're a complete beginner, it's a great place to learn to ski, as there are enclosed areas for the ski schools.

A sporty addition to a weekend trip to Hamburg
It's wonderful to take a short trip to Hamburg and enjoy the city's vast selection of restaurants, shopping, and attractions, but a day on the slopes offers a different kind of break from the traditional weekend.


Alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg

One of the two places you can ski in Hamburg is Europe's largest indoor ski hall, Alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg, which guarantees snow over its 30,000 sqm area.

They have three slopes, where the longest is 330 meters long and 80 meters wide. The red slope has a gradient of 31% and the blue one a gradient of 17%. There is also a fun park with a halfpipe and slalom slopes.

There's also a good beginner slope that is 90 meters long and 40 meters wide, so there's plenty of room to learn how to turn and brake.

If you want to learn to ski or snowboard, or if you want to improve your technique, the alpine center has its own ski school offering private lessons and group instruction.

The center has three lifts including a four-person chairlift and a T-bar lift.

The temperature is kept at around -1°C.

More than skiing

If you get tired of skiing, the center also offers other attractions.

Children under 12 years can romp in a large indoor playground "Toni's Adventure World," which is 700 square meters in size. The fun continues on an even larger playground outside.

Additionally, there are two bowling alleys where you can challenge your friends.

Opening hours

Alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg has different opening hours depending on whether it's high or low season, but in the high season during winter, it is open every day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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There are different types of tickets depending on whether you need to rent skis or want to combine it with the buffet in the restaurant. A one-hour adult ticket costs 19.50 EUR and a day pass costs 39.95 EUR.

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Restaurant and bar

When you get hungry, the center has its own restaurant and bar, which is an extension of the Hotel Hamburg-Wittenburg. There is something to satisfy and please any hungry skier.

How to get there

The alpine center is located right by the A24 highway, and there are plenty of free parking spaces. It takes about three hours to drive there from Puttgarden.

The address is Zur Winterwelt 1, 19243 Wittenburg.

Snow Dome in Bispingen

Snow Dome i Bispingen

Snow Dome is located in the small town of Bispingen, just a two-hour drive south of the Danish border. The indoor ski hall spans 23,500 sqm and features slopes for skiers, snowboarders, and a large toboggan run. Snow cannons ensure that the snow is always fine and ready.

The longest slope is 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, which is enough to pick up good speed, as the height difference is 37 meters.

The temperature is constantly between -2°C and -4°C, so remember to wear warm clothes.


Snow Dome has its own ski school where you can learn to ski or refine your technique. The instructors teach both groups and offer private lessons. The ski school is located in a secluded area, so there's peace to learn without worrying about speed-happy skiers.

Food and drink

When hunger strikes, you can choose from four restaurants and bars located next to the ski slope. The restaurants offer a wide selection of food, including classic German dishes like Wiener schnitzel.


You can buy tickets by the hour or a day pass. Prices range from 19.50 EUR for a one-hour adult ticket to 37 EUR for a full day.

Opening hours

Snow Dome is open 365 days a year. On weekends, they open the doors between 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and on weekdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

How to get there

Snow Dome is located right off the A7 motorway, just over two hours' drive from Puttgarden. Snow Dome has a large free parking lot, and if you are using public transportation, the bus stops right in front.

The address is Horstfeldweg 9, 29646 Bispingen.

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Combine skiing in Hamburg with the city's other experiences

It's wonderful to ski or snowboard down the slopes, but why not combine a skiing trip with the many other experiences Hamburg has to offer?

After a day of many trips down the slope – especially if it's the first ski trip after summer - you might need some relaxation. Therefore, spend the next day in one of the city's lovely spas, where you can also get a massage.

If you can't get enough speed and action, continue the weekend with a trip to the Heide Park amusement park and try their many wild roller coasters.

Regardless of what you're into, the metropolis has a wide array of experiences for you.

Have a great ski trip in Hamburg!