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Heini Klopfer Ski Jump in Oberstdorf

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 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.

This article has been written by Bettina Kraft. She likes to write Germany related travel articles on Live Like a German – a site for exploring Germany, to learn more about its culture / language, and to find great Germany vacation rentals or holiday apartments when going on a Germany vacation. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.