Bavaria’s Best Sledding

Published: OZY

Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

To the outsider, Bavaria may mean Oktoberfest beer tents and lederhosen. But come winter, there’s another reason to make for Munich. As soon as the snow cooperates, Bavarians hoof it up hillsides with old school wooden toboggans in tow and scream down sled runs that are a far cry from sliding atop garbage bags down slushy East coast driveways. 

“The trails here are quite long and thrilling,” says Locke McKenzie, a Michigan native who owns Munich food truck The Bean Bros., describing a sledding style that’s more like luge or bobsled. “You end up on long, winding mountain trails where you often have quite steep drops and inclines, and end up picking up quite a bit of speed.”