For an up close and personal opportunity to see an Olympic Sport facility, the Altenberg Eis Kanal is the place to be.
Germany continues to be a leading force in the discipline of bob sledding and luge, and in Altenberg, the Eis Kanal is a locally famous bob and skeleton training track. When you see the speed and design of this facility in action you will begin to understand why.
The well maintained track is as much a training facility as it is a competition ground. Just last week the Altenberg Eis Kanal hosted a final World Junior Luge Circuit competition (drawing teams and spectators from all over the world) and has a regular schedule of events on it’s website linked above.
Visitors to the track can enter for free anytime except during scheduled competitive events. Opening hours and further information can be found online or via their Eis Kanal Facebook Page, or of course can be found at the visitor centre:
Neuer Kohlgrundweg 1, 01773 Altenberg Tel. +49 (0) 305-622-660
For those of you who are interested in seeing true professionals in action: In 2020 the Bob & Skeleton World Championship will be taking place in Altenberg!!
Travel photos shared by Greg for Travel Dudes.