The French town of Chamonix lies in the shadow of Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps. It's an ideal spot to start a paraglider flight across the wintery Alpine landscape.
A cable car whose dramatic breakdown last September forced 33 tourists to spend the night stranded - suspended high over the French Alps - is to reopen on Thursday
Downhill and cross-country skiing, bobsledding: the Berchtesgaden Alps offer all sorts of exciting winter sports opportunities.
Snow, pristine nature, magnificent mountain scenery: that's what the Berchtesgardener Land in Bavaria has to offer. Check-in presenter Nicole Fröhlich watches eagles, goes snowshoeing and tastes gentian schnapps.
The Allgäu High Alps Nature Reserve provides a winter home to rare animals such as ibex and snow grouse. Biologist Henning Werth is hoping to catch a glimpse.
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