Rauschberg, 83324 Ruhpolding, Germany
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RauschbergThe Bavarian Alps offer some of the most legendary bird’s-eye views in the world, making it easy to understand why hang-gliding is so popular in this part of the range. For the best experience, head to Rauschberg, which features practically perfect thermal winds. Here, fliers of all levels enjoy reliable breezes and large, gentle landing areas from noon until sunset. If you’re just starting out, take a course with the energetic instructors at Paragliding School Freiraum.