GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 01:  A cog railway (Zugspitzbahn ) leading from the tourist resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the peak Zugspitze (2,962 m), the highest mountain of Germany, is seen in front of the on February 1, 2009 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The FIS Alpine Ski World Championships will be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 6th to 20th February 2011 at the world-renown slopes, the �Kandahar� and the �Gudiberg". Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a favoured holiday spot for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking, having some of the best skiing areas in Germany.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)