Where are Germany's best areas for skiing, sledding or cross-country skiing? We start our tour in the winter wonderland of the Harz Mountains
If you love to ski or sled, you should head to the Harz mountains second highest peak, the Wurmberg. Or if you want to give the Black Forest highlands a try, the Feldberg with its 50 kilometers of slopes could be the right stop for you. The Allgäu alps also make an idea destination for the whole family with more than 100 kilometers of trails to choose from. But if altitude is more your style, the Zugspitze plateau is both Germany's highest mountain and the only resort where guests can ski on a glacier. With more than 22 kilometers of slopes and almost 3000 meters above sea level, both the skiing and the views are spectacular!
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.
It was a venue where odd things happened. Berlin's legedary Festsaal Kreuzberg was an art space that DW's 'Insider' Jan Kage helped defined, by emceeing women's arm wresting fights and befriending the security guard.
One of Mozart's great loves was an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin, the glass harmonica. Also thrilled by the sound is German composer Jörg Widmann, whose piece "Armonica" sounds out in this week's show.