Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Winter Sports in Germany

Biting cold, drizzling snow, a hot cup a coffee and peek through the window-is tempting for winters! But getting outside and heating up through sports can be a pleasure of its kind. Germany has a long tradition of winter sports.  It dominates in sledding disciplines and is the only country in the world to have four bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks. These tracks are located in AltenbergKönigsseeOberhof, and Winterberg. Also Alpine skiing is a popular sport here as well as Eisstockschiessen or ice stock sport, is played in southern Germany.
Thus, there are a number of sports which one can easily take up at nearby sport centre to keep fit and warm, such as skiing, ice-skating, sleighing, etc. If it is still too cold for you then indoor sports are also a good option to keep yourself warm. This may include dance forms, swimming, table tennis, squash, etc.

Current popular Winter Sports events:

- New Year’s ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 31.12.2013/01.01.2014
- Ski-Trail Tannheimer Valley - Bad Hindelang, 23. - 26.01.2014 
- FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 25./26.01. and 01./02.02.2014
- Sled racing in Bavaria, 05.01.2014 onwards
- Skadi Loppet 2014 in Bodenmais (cross country ski festival), 15. – 16.03.2014

There are also, popular winter parks, activities and tours:

- Winter wonderland in Berlin 


- The ALMA Snowevent 2013 

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