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Historic bobsleigh run

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The curves set in natural stone are still reminiscent of the beginnings of bobsleigh in the Eastern Ore Mountains.
Locals used to use the Altenberg-Geising and Zinnwald-Geising road connections for long toboggan runs. With the development of winter sports and corresponding competitions, the construction of a bobsleigh run below the Aschergraben was started from Geising in 1907/08.

 

The Bobsleighclub Dresden took over the railway in 1910 and extended it to the summit of the Scharspitze (808 m above sea level). The previously wooden curve elevations were massively expanded with natural stones, which were lined with snow bricks and iced over in winter. The length of the run varied depending on the snow conditions between 1900 m and max. 2200 m. In January 1912 the opening race took place on the demanding track. This bobsleigh run saw the last major championships between 1926 and 1930.

Bobsleigh run track information: 

Length: 1900 - 2200m

Gradient: 10-20%

Number of curves: 8

 

The course of the railway with its stone curves can still be easily followed today.

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Update: February 09, 2022

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50.752891, 13.779012
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50°45'10.4"N 13°46'44.4"E
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