We visit Ruhpolding in the Bavarian Alps, where the winter fun is still going strong. Known as the venue for the annual Biathlon World Cup, there's a lot more in store for winter sports fans.
Following the return of wolves, brown bears now are expected to make a comeback in German forests. But this development may not be so welcome by local farmers.
Normally, this tandem cross-country skiing and sharp-shooting event is reserved for the sporting elite. Now, in the established biathlon venue Ruhpolding, Bavaria, anyone can try their hand at it.
Germany's Laura Dahlmeier has successfully defended her world biathlon pursuit title at the world championships in Hochfilzen in Austria. The 23-year-old has already won three medals at this year's championships.
A new initiative in Bavaria hopes to improve integration among newly-arrived refugees by introducing them to the "alpine" way of life. Locals volunteer as guides on the mountaineering tour.
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