People are already taking to the ski slopes here in Europe as winter sets in. Finding the right pair of skis or a snowboard isn't difficult as there are many different kinds on offer. But you can also build your own at a workshop in Bavaria.
It's a centuries-old tradition: Casting for the renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau in Bavaria have begun. The Christian spectacle recreates the last five days of Jesus. The premiere is in May 2020.
Who had Neuschwanstein Castle built? How high is the Zugspitze and what can you hear every day on Munich's Marienplatz square? Test your knowledge of the Free State of Bavaria.
Ski resorts, ice sculptures and celebrations: Germany in the winter is not just cold and grey. How well do you know this country? Test your knowledge and discover some travel tips for the cold season.
Poland's Kamil Stoch, last season's winner, has claimed victory in the first stage of the annual ski jumping tournament. Germany's Richard Freitag has finished in second place. Competition resumes on Sunday.
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