Lake Chiemsee, nestled in the Chiemgau Alps, is a perfect example of Bavaria at its loveliest. In the winter, the blanket of snow over the picture-book countryside adds to its charm.
From mountains to lakes to palaces, the Chiemgau region of Upper Bavaria has everything a holidaymaker might fancy.
Reit im Winkl is one of most reliable of Germany's winter sport resorts when it comes to snow. At lower elevations, it's ideal for cross-country skiers, and a bit higher up, Winklmoosalm offers the perfect terrain for downhill skiing. For après ski entertainment, there's the Bergfex'n Trio, who perform at Hindenburg Cabin.
Even in winter, boats take you over Lake Chiemsee to the fabled palace of Herrenchiemsee. It was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, who also built Neuschwanstein.
Master chef Heinz Winkler provides culinary delights at his restaurant in Aschau and at an elevation of nearly 1700 meters, Mount Kampenwand offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Alps.
World Trade Organization members have approved a global deal designed to lower barriers to trade. WTO chief Roberto Azevedo called the move an "important step" towards the more ambitious "Doha Round" free trade talks.
Nuremberg could only get a 1-1 draw at home to Mainz on Friday night. Nilsson's early header was cancelled out by a brilliant finish from Okazaki in the second half. It was the Franconians' ninth stalemate of the season.
Germany face a mouthwatering clash with their former coach Jürgen Klinsmann in Group G of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. As well as Klinsmann's USA, they face Portugal and Ghana.