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Did you know ... Around 17 sports shops in Oberstdorf currently sell cross-country skiing equipment.

The world’s biggest ski boot had a shoe size of 450 and was made in Oberstdorf by ­Josef Schratt in 1929.

2:08:22 was the time it took Iivo Niskanen

from Finland to complete the 50 km cross-­ country skiing event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. By comparison, the winning time at the 1930 German Championships was 5:26:38.

1,600 hours of snow manipula-

tion with snowcats are required to groom the cross-country skiing trails in Oberstdorf each year.

In 1909, Elsa Vogler was the 1st female participant in the Allgäu Ski Championships in Oberstdorf.

The alpine herdsman Ludwig Schwarz finished in 8th place in the 50 km event during the 1930 German Championships, even though he had never before skied such a distance (even during training).

In 2021, the Nordic World Ski Championships will be held in Oberstdorf for the third time. The oldest ski in the world is around 4,500 years old and was discovered in Sweden.

75,000 metres of cross-­

country skiing trails are available in the ­municipality of Oberstdorf every year.

After a fresh fall of snow, it takes three workers around six hours to groom all slopes. That’s a total of up to 18 hours of work that has to be done each time it snows.

Up to 150,000 volts of electricity are required to power one cross-country skiing season.

An average snowflake measures no more than about 5 mm. Which makes it virtually impossible to ­imagine just how many snowflakes need to fall to produce a stable snow pack. There are 2,470 members in the Oberstdorf Ski Club.

Wintertime and more One night free or a 15 % reduction on the standard winter accommodation price during the promotional periods 6 to 27 January 2019 10 to 31 March 2019 Visit in the promotional periods and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 or a 15 % reduction on the standard ­w inter accommodation price from all ­participating hosts. You can also avail of various exclusive offers at special prices from our local partners during the promotional ­periods – for example, why not book a carriage ride, a guided half-day winter hike, a cross-country skiing taster course or another of the many options available?

Example holiday package Accommodation in a holiday apartment from € 210 per person (based on 2-person occupancy; not including board; including cleaning on departure)

Accommodation in a bed & breakfast / guest house from € 230 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

Hotel accommodation from € 390 per person in a double room, incl. breakfast

Information and bookings: Tourismus Oberstdorf Tel.: +49 (0) 83 22 / 700 - 13 00

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Winter Brochure 18/19  

Winter Brochure 18/19