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The Altenberg racing sledge and bobsleigh track SachsenEnergie-Eiskanal

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  • SachsenEnergie Eiskanal Altenberg - Sommeransicht
    / SachsenEnergie Eiskanal Altenberg - Sommeransicht
    Photo: Egbert Kamprath, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn
    Photo: Tourist-Information Mitarbeiter, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Bob
    Photo: Egbert Kamprath, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Skeleton
    Photo: Egbert Kamprath, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Bobpiloten Nico Walther und Francesco Friedrich
    Photo: Egbert Kamprath, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Sommerbob für Jedermann
    Photo: Egbert Kamprath, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Sachsen Energie Eiskanal Altenberg
    Photo: Tourist-Information Mitarbeiter, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
  • / Sachsen Energie Eiskanal Altenberg
    Photo: Egberth Kamprath, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Altenberg
With a track length of 1,413m and featuring 18 banked curves, Altenberg is one of the most demanding artificial ice racing tracks in the world. The Altenberg racing sledge and bobsleigh track is renowned for hosting national and international competitions, including European and World Championships, as well as World Cups for bobsleigh, toboggan and skeleton.

 

The racing bobsleigh and skeleton track in Kohlgrund is known far beyond the borders of the Altenberg holiday region. The SachsenEnergie-Eiskanal is 1,413 meters long and has 18 steep curves. This makes the ice canal, one of the most demanding and fastest tracks in the world.

Since 1991, 13 world championships have taken place here - most recently the Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championship 2020. Skate athletes from Saxony, for example the Olympic champion and World champion Francesco Friedrich from SC Oberbärenburg is training here. It is the venue for many national and international competitions every year, such as German championships, World cups as well as European and World championships. As a federal base for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton, the sports facility is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Saxony. The property is owned by the Saxony Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district.

 

Guided tours along the sport facility are taking place every Tuesdays from 10 a.m.

Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

Meeting point: Main entrance (Gate B)

Price: € 5.00 per person (€ 4.00 with guest card),

further tours for groups on request

Reservation required -  by phone 035056 22660 until 3:00 p.m. the day before.

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The race track is temporary closed for the public, 
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Updated: June 22, 2021

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50.784960, 13.725858
DMS
50°47'05.9"N 13°43'33.1"E
UTM
33U 410182 5626685
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Altenberg / OT Oberbärenburg
Dates
6/29, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
7/6, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Pre-registration required
Event Organiser: Wintersport Altenberg (Osterzgebirge) GmbH | Source: Tourist-Information Altenberg

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Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
6.7 km
1:21 h
65 m
77 m
recommended route Skiwanderweg Waldidylle (S7)
6 km
1:46 h
142 m
140 m
19.1 km
1:47 h
408 m
408 m
22.1 km
1:58 h
446 m
446 m
3.8 km
1:05 h
58 m
84 m
14.3 km
3:35 h
371 m
370 m
12.3 km
3:26 h
281 m
63 m
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The Altenberg racing sledge and bobsleigh track SachsenEnergie-Eiskanal

Neuer Kohlgrundweg 1
01773 Altenberg
Phone +49 35056 22660 Fax +49 35056 32308

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  • 8 Routes nearby
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 6.7 km
Duration 1:21 h
Ascent 65 m
Descent 77 m

Cross-country skiing circular trail Tellkoppe - an easy tour near Oberbärenburg.

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recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 3.6 km
Duration 0:55 h
Ascent 26 m
Descent 180 m

The ski hiking trail leads from Altenberg to Hirschsprung and can be used as a connection to the Racing sled and bobsled track.

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Cross-country skiing · Altenberg
Skiwanderweg Waldidylle (S7)
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 6 km
Duration 1:46 h
Ascent 142 m
Descent 140 m

Sie erwartet ein Skiwanderweg inmitten purer Idylle.

from Urlaubsregion Altenberg,   Tourist-Information Altenberg
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 19.1 km
Duration 1:47 h
Ascent 408 m
Descent 408 m

Entlang der bekannten Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn Altenberg und Biathlon Sparkassen-Arena Altenberg

from Tourist- Information Altenberg,   Tourist-Information Altenberg
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 22.1 km
Duration 1:58 h
Ascent 446 m
Descent 446 m

Die Radtour führt vorbei an der bekannten Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn, durch Oberbärenburg sowie Schellerhau und als Höhepunkt zum Schluss genießen ...

from Tourist- Information Altenberg,   Tourist-Information Altenberg
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 3.8 km
Duration 1:05 h
Ascent 58 m
Descent 84 m

Der Skiwanderweg führt von Altenberg nach Oberbärenburg - vorbei an der bekannten Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn Altenberg.

from Urlaubsregion Altenberg,   Tourist-Information Altenberg
Hiking trail · Ore Mountains
TagesTour Kammweg 02 Rund um Altenberg 14km
Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.3 km
Duration 3:35 h
Ascent 371 m
Descent 370 m

Krušnohoří Die Tour startet auf dem Kammweg an der Touristinformation in Richtung Geisingberg. Vom Geisingberg weiter auf der weiss-grün-weissen ...

from Ronny Schwarz,   Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 3:26 h
Ascent 281 m
Descent 63 m

The  tour takes you through Oberbärenburg to Altenberg.

from Tourist- Information Altenberg,   Tourist-Information Altenberg
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