Two places to go cross country skiing in Bavaria and a nearby must-see medieval town

Watzmann mountain in Bavaria

It is that time of year when we want to be active in the winter wonderland that can be found across many places in Europe. Here in particular we will take a look at where you can go cross country skiing in Bavaria. Let’s start with the first tip!

Go skiing south and east of Munich

Most areas that are well suited for cross country skiing can be found along the south-eastern and southern borders of Germany. If you plan your cross country trip with Munich as a starting point, it will be a short distance to reach a number of places, such as the following three..

Bodenmais – Bretterschachten.

Ruhpolding.

Oberstaufen.

Visit the Bavarian Forest National Park

In the Bavarian Forest National Park there are cross country ski trails that are in total 80 kilometers long. If you want to stay close to these ski trails, you should check out Finsterau and Zwieslerwaldhaus. Both are close to the Czech border and Zwieslerwaldhaus is in the Bavarian Forest National Park.

Experience the medieval town Český Krumlov

The Bavarian Forest National Park extends into Czech Republic and you might want to combine your sporty winter trip with a visit to Český Krumlov in South Bohemia. Český Krumlov has a castle from the 13th century with both Renaissance and Gothic influences in the town architecture. This is an outstanding example of a medieval Central European town. Read more in “Renaissance Český Krumlov beckons in Czech Republic“.

More inspiration for your trip to Bavaria and Munich

Check out Innsbruck on a day trip from Munich.

Let there be space for the Victuals in Munich.

Head for Munich and onward to Austria for a winter adventure.