Markus Dorfer needs to bundle up to do his job manning the cable car station atop Germany's highest mountain. The snow-covered Zugspitze is a winter wonderland for skiers, but it's an icy workplace.
Winter has arrived and so, slowly but surely, has the snow - in most ski resorts. But which ones are open and how much snow exactly is there in the German ski resorts? The Bergfex app provides answers on this and more.
Winter took some time to arrive as far as the ski slopes were concerned. Now, gradually, the winter sports are getting started - with or without snow cannon.
Rich Russians have spent winters at European resorts for years, but following the Ukraine crisis and Western sanctions, their numbers have declined. That's led to a drop in business in cities like Germany's Baden-Baden.
At 2962 meters, the Zugspitze is Germany's highest peak. If you travel up it via cable car and the weather is clear, you'll enjoy a spectacular panorama.
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