Winter Sports & Golfing

Winter Sports

Bavaria as an affordable winter sports destination is characterized by its multitude of ski resorts, each with its own charm and character, like the Spitzingsee skiing area, Garmisch- Partenkirchen, the Großer Arber and Allgäu's largest winter sport arenas in Oberstdorf. The slopes in the Bavarian Alps and the Bavarian Forest have everything the skier's heart desires: dizzying descents for the more advanced and gentle slopes for beginners, families and just-for-fun skiers.

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Activities and events

Bavaria's winter resorts have something for everyone and are not the exclusive preserve of downhill skiers. Cross country trails, sled runs, snowshoe hikes, racing down an ice canal on the World Cup and World Champions' track at Königssee or the Salttimejourney in Berchtesgaden are just a taste of a wide range of activities. In the course of time, prevailing climatic and topographic conditions have caused Bavaria's skiing venues, such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Berchtesgaden, Ruhpolding and Oberstdorf to specialize in certain sporting disciplines.

Culture and cities

The magic of the festive season is nowhere quite as evident as at the Christmas markets. The tempting aromas of mulled wine, sweet roasted almonds and gingerbread create an unforgettable atmosphere. Come and visit Bavaria's world-famous Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Kempten, Prien am Chiemsee and Regensburg, just to name a few.


Want to get to the ski slopes as quickly as possible? That's very easy from Munich Airport with Four Seasons Travel and SMS Airport Transfer. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Kitzbühel, Zillertal or SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental: you can be in the best skiing areas in Germany and the Tirol in only two hours! Shuttle services will take you from Terminal 2 directly to your hotel – reliably and conveniently. At the end of your vacation, you will be pleased to find that Munich Airport offers two special check-in counters in Terminal 2 for bulky luggage, such as skies or snowboards, which will facilitate your travels tremendously.

Lufthansa Mountain Hub

From Munich Airport you can travel conveniently to numerous ski areas. Our attractive partner offers ensure you enjoy a pleasant journey. For a trouble-free arrival in the mountains there are a variety of services – from a shuttle bus to a helicopter. As a Lufthansa customer you will enjoy exclusive special terms when using these services.


As soon as you arrive, you will feel right »at home on the range« on one of Bavaria's numerous golf courses located primarily in the lake regions near Chiemsee and Lake Starnberg, in Berchtesgadener Land and near Neuschwanstein Castle. Even in Munich, awarded »the best city for golfers«, you will find quite a few great golf courses. Enjoy one of the many 9- and 18-hole facilities where you can indulge in your passion.

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The Chiemsee Golfcard

The Chiemsee region is not only famous for its natural beauty and wealth of culture and leisure possibilities. By offering a fantastic array of golf courses with mountain back-drops and breathtaking lakeside views – it is also a great place to play golf. In cooperation with nine regional golf clubs, the Tourist Information Office Prien came up with something unique – the Chiemsee Golf Card offers the opportunity to play at different locations on varied courses and at different skill levels in one of the most beautiful and idyllic golf areas in Germany.,

Hartl Resort

The Hartl Resort in Bad Griesbach is a top-notch golf and spa resort located in the Bavarian landscape, only a 1.5 hour drive from Munich Airport. Three first class hotels, exclusive spa and wellness areas, countless restaurants and leisure activities at Hartl Resort offer a diversified range of services to anyone in need of well-being and recreation. In cooperation with Europe's largest golf academy and the »Golfodrom«, the Hartl Resort is Europe's largest golf and wellness resort. It creates the perfect symbiosis of wellness, golf, business, sports and spa facilities.,

Golfing around Lake Starnberg

When vacationing in the Lake Starnberg area, you will find over 10 golf courses within a vicinity of 25 km. Whether guests are looking to stay at a simple pension or a luxury hotel, service is always a huge priority as well as booking requested tee times. Some of the challenging golf courses are placed in the rolling moraine landscape of the Alpine foothills. Gut Rieden offers a flat area for the first nine holes, but then it gets hillier with well-placed bunkers and water hazards which require strategy. In order to remain focused, enjoy the splendid panorama over the Lake Starnberg in the clubhouse afterwards. In Tutzing, the course offers short distances from hole to hole and fantastic views of Wetterstein- and Karwendelmassif and their idyllic lakes and streams. The 18-hole championship course of Iffeldorf spans a total of 104 acres next to the Zugspitze. Here you can find wonderful nature with forests, ancient oak trees, small lakes and biotopes. Last but not least, the Golf Club Hohenpähl blends harmoniously on the hill between Lake Starnberg and Ammersee. This Golf Club is known for its sustainable handling with the scenic landscape and has won several environmental awards. Where golfers play today, Charlemagne spent his childhood – the corridors are part of the former High Castle Pähl.,