On the surface it is a typical picture-postcard Alpine community, with wooden chalets, flower tubs and the ice-clad Zugspitze mountain looming over the valley.

If Garmisch-Partenkirchen is to realise its dream of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, it has some serious rebranding to do. This Bavarian ski resort has a history of anti-Semitism and last hosted the Games in 1936.

Next month a German government delegation will head to Vancouver to set out Garmisch