Farmers' horse-drawn sleigh race

5 February 2012 is this year's date for the annual horse-drawn sleigh race in Rottach-Egern in rural southern Bavaria. Watching horse and rider speeding through the snow is a thoroughly enjoyable experience and spectators can also look forward to food and drink stands and musical entertainment.

For those who wish to unwind after an excursion into the wintery landscape, there are numerous spa resorts nearby, such as Bad Wiessee with its iodine-sulphur springs.