Discover Germany, Issue 82, January 2020

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The ski area of Brauneck. Photo: © Dietmar Denger

W INTE R DE S TI NATI ON A ND ATTRA CT IO N O F T H E M O N T H

Bavaria as picturesque as a picture book: Ski fun and relaxation in the foothills of the Alps The region of Brauneck-Wegscheid is an ideal setting for winter sports enthusiasts: the Arabella Brauneck Hotel is the perfect gateway for guests to explore the winter landscape of the Alpine foothills, while the local Brauneck Bergbahn mountain railway takes guests up to the slopes. The ski school of Michi Gerg offers lessons by a real professional: the owner and manager is a multiple-time German ski champion and former Olympic competitor. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN

The ski area of Brauneck, in the UpperBavarian Lenggries, is not a place of superlatives: “We neither have the highest mountains, nor the most snow canons and also not the noisiest après ski parties,” says Antonia Asenstorfer, head of communications and marketing at the Brauneckand Wallbergbahn. “But what we can offer our guests are quaint log cabins and pastures, charming hospitality on the slopes and beyond – and, of course, the fabulous 62  |  Issue 82  |  January 2020

landscape of the Bavarian Alpine foothills under a white-blue sky.” Learning how to ski and snowboard – guided by a professional One of the most renowned ski schools in the area belongs to former professional ski racer Michi Gerg and lies directly at the valley station of the Brauneck Bergbahn mountain railway. Here, children and adults alike can learn and practise in small

groups of a maximum of six people – guided by a real ski champion.“Brauneck is an ideal ski resort for families,” says Michi Gerg. “We offer great opportunities for all abilities, from easier blue slopes to mediumcomplex red slopes.” There are also a few black slopes. “They give children the chance to tackle even the toughest challenges without any stress.” A dedicated practise area for children provides a safe environment to learn Beginners will find ideal conditions in the 10,000-square-metre-large and secure ‘Kinderland’, an area especially set up for the needs of children, with a lot of tools and aids suitable for younger skiers. “Our flat beginners area is ideal to familiarise oneself and play with skis in the snow for the very first time: the magic carpet with a