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offers a varied landscape. It offers the mountains in the Alpine south, lakes, forests and many resorts. Situated in the upper Bavarian region, Neuschwanstein Castle should not be missed. The ski season at most resorts lasts from around December to March.
Berchtesgadener Land is in southeastern Bavaria, near the Austrian border and just 23kms from Salzburg. This ski resort is popular with families as there are plenty of beginner and intermediate slopes, as well as good facilities for children. The resort includes the six ski areas of Jenner, Rossfeld, Zinkenkogel, Götschen, Hochschwarzeck and Berchtesgaden, which surround the city of Berchtesgaden. Berchtesgaden itself is serene and boasts ancient winding streets, a medieval marketplace and castle square.
Oberammergau is another popular ski resort and is located 95kms southwest of Munich and 20kms north of
Frankfurt is a busy air hub, servicing all regions of the world. Additionally, international flights are received at Hamburg, Stuttgart, Berlin and Munich. Berlin has three airports: Tegel (European), Schonefeld (international) and Templehof (both). The train network is efficient and reliable and can be the easiest option to reach the many excellent resorts in the country. Ferries sail from the UK to ports in, such as Hamburg providing a transport alternative. borders nine countries and has an extensive road network of autobahn.