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Sportlich durch den Winter

Recreation when the weather is cold

Sports suggestions for winter

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Don't let the cold put you off. Winter also has a lot to offer in terms of locations with excellent leisure facilities. If you want to hear the exhilaration echo of the mountainsides, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a veritable winter sports paradise. The town is a popular holiday destination that gives ski and snowboard enthusiasts just what they want. Ideal conditions in the surroundings mean you can either go for glory like an Olympics champion or descend to the valley at a gentler pace. If you prefer an indoor location for your sporting activities, the Monkey Cage rock climbing hall in Aschaffenburg and Sportland complex in Erlangen are what you're looking for. They offer gym facilities for strength training and workouts, but sports such as squash, badminton, billiards and bowling are also options. Nature lovers who love hiking can head to the Maising gorge southwest of Munich to enjoy a landscape that looks wonderful even in the middle of winter. Located in the Starnberg district, the trail leads through the shadowy gorge to the densely wooded shores of Maising lake, one of the many bodies of water that make up what is known colloquially as the "land of the five lakes". If you want something out of the ordinary and like being part of a team, a game of "bubble soccer" in FĂĽrth is for you. It's like a combination American- and UK-style football: the players' upper bodies are encased in huge inflatable, see-through plastic bubbles, and they can use somewhat rougher-than-normal techniques to get the ball off their opponents.

Ski resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Zugspitze and Garmisch ski resort

In the ski resort Garmisch-Classic, you can wear yourself flat out on 40 kilometres of ski pistes, and at the same time enjoy a view over the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze.
Nächstgelegener Bahnhof:
Garmisch-Partenkirchen

A bit of exercise at the Sportland Erlangen leisure centre

Sportland Erlangen leisure centre is a five-minute walk away from the station. How about a quick round of bowling for example?
Nächstgelegener Bahnhof:
Erlangen
Durch die Maisinger Schlucht bei Starnberg  gwt Starnberg GmbH

Rambling in the Maisinger Canyon near Starnberg

Traces from the ice age: To the south-west of Starnberg lies the Maisinger Canyon, eroded by the last ice age.
Nächstgelegener Bahnhof:
Starnberg

Bubble soccer, crazy golf and football billiards in FĂĽrth

At "indoor Sport FĂĽrth" leisure centre, visitors can either try out new sports or play the more familiar ones. It offers everything from football billiards to beach volleyball.
Nächstgelegener Bahnhof:
FĂĽrth (Bayern) Hbf (main station)

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