Germany may not have a vast Alpine territory, but it is still a great winter sports nation with a lot of tradition.
At an altitude of 2,962 m, the Zugspitze is the heart of the Bavarian Alps and the highest mountain in Germany. Germany's only glacier ski area is found on the Zugspitze plateau.
In 1936, Garmisch-Partenkirchen was scene of the Winter Olympics. Oberstdorf is another famous winter sports location. Both areas earned their reputation through world cup competitions and the Four Hills Tournament.
Further small ski areas can be found in Germany’s low mountain range. The height and stretch of these mountains tend to increase from north to south. The highest peak in Germany's low mountain range in the Feldberg in the Black Forest (1,493 m) followed by the Großer Arber (1,456 m) in the Bavarian Forest.