Basically, it's no different from riding a tricycle, but at 70 kilometers an hour! You whizz downhill past Alpine pastures, meadows and forests. Easy-to-use mountain carts promise the fun of sledding in the middle of summer.
Whether it's holidaying in the Bavarian Alps, on Sylt or in the Harz region - tourism in Germany is booming. Last year proved to be a record-breaking one for the travel industry.
The sun is coming out, the days are growing longer and, as spring approaches, people are heading outdoors. We take a pictorial journey from the Alps to the Baltic Sea.
German landscapes have regularly inspired artists to produce great works - from the rugged chalk cliff coastline of Rügen to the colorfully glowing Alps in the south.
Munich can be appealing in winter as well as in summer. When the warm autumn winds gust down from the Alps, it's time to hit the sidewalk cafés; when snow falls, it's time to hit the sledding hills in the English Garden.
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