Internationally recognised winter sports resort with one of the most up-to-date and largest ski jumping hills of the world, southernmost health resort and recreation resort in Germany, Health Resort "Premium Class", "Kneipp" health resort, winner of the "Deutscher Tourismuspreis 2006" (German Tourism Award 2006), first "Aktivdorf" (active village) in Germany, Hiking Resort and Nordic Walking Destination of the year 2007, venue of globally known ski sports events. Together with the neighbouring region of Kleinwalsertal, Oberstdorf is the largest mountain and ski resort on the northern edge of the Alps. More than 3,9 million overnight stays a year.
All year, about 17,500 beds in all categories are available for guests. Exclusive four and five star hotels, cosy, familyrun holiday homes, privately run guest houses as well as hostels and youth hostels, a "friends of nature" house or a camping site offer accommodation for all astes. The attractiveness of the municipality is proven by about 3.9 million overnight stays a year and by more than 300,000 guests coming to Oberstdorf during the year to recover from hectic and stress of everyday life.
More than 75 km of cross-country tracks, 120 km of ski slopes and 200 km of hiking trails With the diversity it has to offer and the extent of the landscape of 2,309 square kilometres, Oberstdorf is one of the largest municipalities of Bavaria. Almost three quarters of the area are landscape conservation areas and nature reserves. Furthermore, there are 120 km of ski slopes, more than 75 km of cross-country tracks, 200 km of hiking trails (of which in winter 140 km are well prepared), the world's first XCO Trail, Germany's highest altitude Nordic Walking trail, and many more possibilities for our guests.
Oberstdorf is internationally known as a holiday resort for summer and winter holidays as well as health resort. In 1937, Oberstdorf got the title "Health Resort". Oberstdorf builds on this tradition. In partnering with Germany's omprehensive health initiative "Deutschland bewegt sich" (Germany moves) a unique tourism project was created, for which the German Tourism Association presented Oberstdorf with the German Tourism Award. In addition to the diverse offer of active sports - you can do 101 different kinds of sports - you also have a great choice for moderate exercise. This is why Oberstdorf was elected Hiking Resort and Nordic Walking Destination of the year 2007.
The Cross Country Stadium in Ried is located in the south of Oberstdorf. The short distance to the center of Oberstdorf with only 5 minutes by car and 15 minutes to walk is one big advantage of the Cross Country Stadium. The Stadium was built up in 2003/2004 for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2005 and therefore also the snow making system was installed for over 12 km slopes. The Stadium itself offers space for 10.000 spectators and additional 15.000 spectators on the track. In the Stadium attractive tribune places will be installed. For the sprint races almost the complete slope can be seen from the stadium and in addition the spectators in the stadium have a perfect view on the video wall. An attractive and extensive side program will complete the "adventure" in the Cross Country Stadium Ried in Oberstdorf.
In Summer 2009 the roller tracks have been extended so that more than 7 km can be used for training and competition.
OTHER SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
60. Vierschanzentournee 29. – 30.12.2011
FIS Team-Tour World Cup Ski Flying 17. – 19.02.2012
Ski World Cup Alpin Ofterschwang 03. – 04.03.2012
FIS-Summer Grand Prix Nordic Combined 31.08. – 02.09.2012
OPA Alpencup Ski Jumping/ Nordic Combined 29. – 30.09.2012
ACCOMMODATION IN OBERSTDORF
In Oberstdorf and the whole Allgäu region you find accommodation in all categories. Apartments, guest rooms or Allgäu Top Hotels - Oberstdorf and the Allgäu provide for every need right accommodation. Here you get the informations about the accommodations:
Tourismus & Sport Oberstdorf
Tel.: +49 (0) 8322/700-214
Fax: +49 (0) 8322/700-236
You can book tickets for the Tour de Ski with our Ticket Service - ARENA TICKET ALLGÄU.
Hotline: +49 (0) 8322 / 80 90 -350
Fax: +49 (0) 8322 / 80 90 -301
Use also the advantage of our service "PRINT @ HOME". Here you can easily book your ticket online from home.
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TRAVEL TO OBERSTDORF
The municipality of Oberstdorf is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Via the close airports in Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich, there are world wide connections. In July 2007, the Allgäu region got its own airport in Memmingen (Allgäu Airport). Oberstdorf is easily and quickly accessible by car due to a well connected road network. Through the extension of the B19 with an additional lane on both sides in September 2009 until Sonthofen, an even faster journey to Oberstdorf is guaranteed. Of course Oberstdorf is also accessible via public transport (bus and railway) from all over Germany and the neighbouring states. A journey by railway from the larger railway stations in Germany to Oberstdorf is fast and easy, using Inter-City (IC) trains.
Erdinger Arena: www.erdinger-arena.net/25117.html
Cross country Stadium Ried: www.oberstdorf.de/bilder/4821.html