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Enjoy a Sparkling Wintertime Germany

Pine, pistes and peace Combining to form Germany's largest linked ski resort, Bavaria's Kaiser-Reich Oberaudorf and its surrounding valleys and mountains boast an incomparable mix of traditional Bavarian charm, festive fun and exciting skiing, with resorts, ski runs, toboggan slopes and cross-country skiing tracks to suit all abilities, not just the experts. TEXT: EMMIE COLLINGE | PHOTOS: KAISER-REICH INFORMATION OBERAUDORF

Off the slopes, Oberaudorf possesses the traditional charm commonly associated with Bavaria in abundance, making it a real joy to discover the region at your leisure. Oberaudorf is an untroubled village with hospitable natives and landlords who pamper the guests all around. There are plenty of reasons to settle here for a winter break – especially when you consider the valuefor-money of this southern tip of Germany.

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The pick of plenty Counting Hocheck, Sudelfeld, Zahmer Kaiser (Tirol), Spitzingsee-Tegernsee, Wallberg and Brauneck-Wegscheid as its home turf, Oberaudorf's selection box of ski delights make it a hit with families, powderseekers, adrenaline junkies and hardy snow-shoe hikers alike. Voted Germany's Best Ski Resort in 2011, the popular Hocheck in Oberaudorf still, however, remains something of an insider's tip outside