The mountain rescue service in the Black Forest has a lot to deal with during the ski season. The emergency hotline rings off the hook. Broken bones and exhausted skiers are all in a day's work for the volunteers.
Several people have died after being buried in the snow in Switzerland and Austria. Large parts of the Alps are still under threat from dangerous snow conditions.
Gladbach's European dream is over for another season after they lost 3-2 in a second leg tie against Sevilla made harder by Granit Xhaka's red card. Wolfsburg marched on after they played out a goalless draw in Lisbon.
The Bundesliga is back and as we restart the season, there are a number of questions to be answered by the 18 top-flight clubs. Here are our five most pressing issues in Germany's top division.
It's high season in the Tatra Mountains and early January actually ought to be the time when the ski resport of Zakopane is full of Russians and Ukrainians.
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