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Discover Germany | Culture | Top Winter Destination, Germany

Snow shoe hiking. Photo: Wolfgang Ehn

Photo: Š Alpenwelt Karwendel

Cross-country skiing. Photo: Wolfgang Ehn

T O P W I N T E R D E S T I N AT I O N , G E R M A N Y

A wondrous Winter Wonderland With its magnificent mountain range, Alpenwelt Karwendel in Upper Bavaria is the perfect destination for memorable winter holidays off the beaten tourist track TEXT: DORINA REICHHOLD

There is something magical about winter time in the Bavarian Alps. Seeing the mighty mountains covered in snow underneath a deep blue sky and breathing in the clear and crispy cold air makes body and mind calm down and rest. Alpenwelt Karwendel is located in a unique destination in southernmost Bavaria off the beaten tourist track. It is unspoiled by mass tourism and instead offers unique, family-owned accommodations and a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. It is the perfect destination to completely unwind and get new energy. Nevertheless, it offers plenty of activities for everyone to choose their personal favourites and plan their perfect holiday. In the winter time, the air is filled with the cheerful voices of guests skiing, sleighing or maybe even trying out a biathlon. Every now and then you can hear the bells ringing on a horse-drawn sleigh and the sound of

families with children enjoying their time together in the snow. Some guests seek to enjoy the breath-taking winter landscape in perfect silence and go for long hiking trips out in the nature with special snow shoes. Winter time transforms the Alpenwelt Karwendel into a very special place with a wondrous atmosphere. The snow-covered landscape radiates peace and tranquillity. Traditional alpine huts are dotted all over the mountain range. Many of them are open in the winter time and provide a warm and welcoming place to stay and rest for a while before continuing to explore the magnificent mountains. After spending an active day outside in the cold, clear air, plenty of cosy and quaint taverns welcome guests to spend their evenings in a cheerful atmosphere. Mulled wine and a traditional, hearty Bavarian meal will warm up everyone. The Advent season in the Alpenwelt Karwendel comes

with plenty of different activities. Various concerts and Christmas markets create a festive atmosphere, accompanied by a fairy tale winter scenery. In February, the carnival season is an absolute highlight in the region and is celebrated by natives and guests alike, with many parades and parties. The magical radiance of the region yet again inspires and makes for a terrific holiday destination. www.alpenwelt-karwendel.de Isar. Photo: Wolfgang Ehn

Maria Rast chapel. Photo: Christoph Schober

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Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.