Heini Klopfer Ski Jump

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Heini Klopfer Skijump - A view from the tranquil alpine lake.
Heini Klopfer Skijump - A view from the tranquil alpine lake.

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The ski jump at Oberstdorf is the only one in Germany and was built in 1949 upon the initiative of the three famous ski jumpers Sepp Weiler, Heini Klopfer and Toni Brutscher. Redesigned in 1973 for the second Ski Jump World Championship and later with later adjustments for further championships, the Oberstdorf ski jump became the place for the ski jump championships in 1981,1988, and 1998. In 2004 the Norwegian ski jumper Roar Ljoekelsoey established the ski jump record of 223 meters.

The ski jumpers will take off with a speed of 106 Km/h, and when they land their speed has further increased to 130 Km/h. From the highest launch point to the last landing is 207 meters of height distance with the tower rising up to 72 meters over the snowy hard ground below. Modern and elegant, the new design tower at Oberstdorf (Oberstdorf vacation rentals | Oberstdorf travel guide) is of a compressed concrete construction with a flying track raked at 39 degrees. The waiting platform can hold 100 ski-jumpers at one time. Reached by a slanted elevator system carrying twelve skiers to the heated tower with waxing areas, bathrooms and a concierge kiosk.. 220 skiers can be carried to the top of the tower in an hour.

Also check out the Erdinger Arena in Oberstdorf which is located at the foot of the Schattenberg. Here at the highest jump, which is 125 meters, the Vierschanzentournee takes place yearly.

In addition the arena has 4 more jumps of 100, 60, 30 and 19 meters. Here, you can witness mat jumps in summer in front of a bigger audience as one of the big events in Oberstdorf. This jump can also be visited all year round.

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Call: +49 (0) 8322-8090-160 for more info

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Birgsautal, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

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Admission is about 6 Euros for adults and 4 Euros for kids. They sometimes run special deals for the whole family, so please ask about this when purchasing tickets.

Opening Hours

The jump is open all year round for visitors and a chair lift gives access from the valley to the jump off platform. An elevator takes you to the observation deck where you have a breathtaking view at the Freibergsee and the surrounding Stillachtal.

Opening times are daily from 1st of May until November.

Contact Information

Email: info@oberstdorf.de
Phone: +49 (0) 83 22-70 00

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