By Steve Rout
POPULAR SKI RESORTS NEAR MUNICH: The long lines of cars heading south on the motorway and the crowded carriages on the trains in the "short platform" section of Munich’s main railway station are testament to the popularity of the nearby mountain ranges.
On a clear day, as the tourist office frequently maintains, you can see the snow-covered peaks from the city. On a clear winter weekend, many of Munich’s inhabitants will be up at various heights on those peaks – skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing or walking.
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Plenty head into Austria for the generally higher skiing, but there are enough resorts closer at hand in the Bavarian Alps:
HIGH UP: A mountaintop view near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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