Memory Game: German winter destinations
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Aachen: Situated on the border with the Netherlands and Belgium, this city has a wonderful Christmas market just in front of Aaachen Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Once host to the Winter Olympics, this resort - surrounded by an idyllic panorama of Germany's highest mountains - is the perfect spot for winter sport enthusiasts.
Lübeck: The Hanseatic city of Lübeck's beautiful medieval centre entices many visitors each year, and is also home to an annual Christmas market. Walk through Lübeck's ancient city gate to reach the charming old town, which was given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1987.
Oberstdorf: Oberstdorf has more than 140km of hiking routes for walkers. Take a trip up the Nebelhorn mountain for an incredible view of the Oberallgäu valley.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber: This little town in Franconia is famous for its gorgeous medieval old town. Its well-known Christmas market is also worth a visit.
Sächsische Schweiz: The region "Sächsische Schweiz" ('Saxon Switzerland') is located south-east of Dresden. All year round, its beautiful, mountainous landscape makes it a great place for hiking and tobogganing.
Schwarzwald: The Black Forest is the place to go for anyone looking to add a bit of fun and excitement to dreary winter days – from cosy Christmas markets to skiing to the International Dog-Sled Race im Todtmoos.
Sylt: This North Sea island may not seem to be a typical Christmas destination at first glance. Nonetheless, a winter stroll along the beach can put a fresh slant on the festive season.
Frankfurt am Main: Visitors to the Christmas Market in the heart of Frankfurt’s old town can stroll through the traditional stalls selling Christmas decoration. At the same time they can marvel at a truly impressive sight: one of the tallest Christmas trees in the world on the “Römer”.... last year’s tree was 37 metres.