The Alpine region nestled in southern Germany offers a wide range of ski areas, much to the delight of winter sports fans everywhere. Ski Germany!
Allgäu: The Allgäu offers an ideal mix of sports, recreation and wellness. The superlative is the order of the day here: one claim to fame is the 2-country ski region of Fellhorn-Kanzelwand - Germany's largest ski area - which you can enter from both Germany and Austria. Guests can also enjoy Germany's longest valley run (7.5 km) at the Nebelhorn. In the evening you can delight in culinary specialities or indulge yourself in thermal springs.
Upper Bavaria's blue sky covers everything winter sports fans need. As the highest ski area in Germany, you'll find the Zugspitze offers a fantastic view. Once a year the professionals test their skills here in one of the large world cup competitions, the Kandahar downhill in Garmisch. After a day's skiing the hearty, local Bavarian cuisine can be enjoyed.
Bavarian Forest: The Bavarian Forest is central Europe's largest forest with 6,000 km² of wooded area. In 1970 the national park Bavarian Forest was created which, together with the Bohemian Forest, forms the largest coherent forestal nature reserve in central Europe with a total span of 900 km². Besides of the Alpine region, this region is also known for its affinitiy to winter sports. Especially families will find exactly what they are looking for here. Those who prefer not to explore the Bavarian Forest on skis, can also go on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride. The lovely castles and monastaries of the Bavarian Forest are definitevely worth while a visit. Numerous restaurant and quaint huts, which offer regional as well as international culinary highlights, should be on your list of to-do's as well.
Berchtesgadener Land: Whether beginner or expert, in Berchtesgaden you will find what's right for you. Pros cavort on the peak of Jenners, beginners prefer to keep to the Jenner meadows, families enjoy the Hochschwarzeck area near Ramsau and snowboarders can enjoy themselves at Rossfeld next to Oberau. Above all sits the majestic Watzmann at a height of 2,713 metres.
Sauerland: The Sauerland, situated in south-eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, is surrounded by the lower Hesse mountains, the upper Sauerland mountain brim, the Wittgensteiner Land, the Siegerland as well as the Bergische Land. Also known as the "land of a thousand trees", the highest mounatins in the Sauerland contribute significantly to Germany's winter sports regions. No matter if it is the toboggan or bob run on the Winterberg or the Mühlenkopf ski jump in Willingen, this unique atmosphere is something you shouldn't miss!