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Riessersee is a German lake located in southwest Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The lake itself hosted the speed skating events and 10 of the 37 ice hockey games for the 1936 Winter Olympics. Adjacent to the lake, the bobsleigh events took place.Bobsleigh trackOriginally constructed in 1910, the track was renovated in 1933 and was 1525m long. Costing RM 155,000 to complete, the track was used for the 1936 Games. Having seven different seating locations, the track could seat 17,940 and the events were sold out during competition. The track was demolished in 1966. Remnants of the track can be seen on sleigh rides near the lake.No turn names are given for the track.Besides the 1936 Winter Games, it also hosted the FIBT World Championships in 1934 (four-man), 1938 (four-man), 1953, and 1962.Arrange your visit to Riessersee and discover more family-friendly attractions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen using our Garmisch-Partenkirchen holiday planner.
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Wenn man in Garmisch ist, ist der Besuch des Riessersees sehr angeraten. Oberhalb des Ortes mit Blick auf das Zugspitzmassiv kann man wirklich zur Ruhe kommen. Das kleine Seebad ist absolut empfehlens... read more »When you're in Garmisch, the visit of the huge Lake is very recommended. Above the village with views of the Zugspitze massif, you can really come to rest. The small seaside resort is absolutely recommended, not only for the bathe, but also on one spritz or similar. Too bad that it is probably the last season of the current Pächter Putzi and Uwe, who met with her love of this locality. Also located on the Lake restaurant is rated regarding the food, however, very different...show original
Ein schöner kleiner See an einem schönen Flecken Erde mit Blick auf Wank und Alpspitze. Wer möchte kann baden, relaxen oder Spass mit den Booten zum ausleihen haben. Schöner Ort.A beautiful small lake on a nice patch of Earth overlooking roll and Alpspitze. Anyone can bathe, relaxing or having fun with the boats to the borrow have. Nice place.show original
This is a nice small lake with stunning scenery. It's very easily accessible from Garmisch and Grainau, so no logistical headache. Water in this lake is a bit muddy and not as clear as in Eibsee, but ... read more »
Christian WinterhoffArrogant and unfriendly service map is small but not nice not to recommendshow original
Chr.-E. NissingJust beautiful.show original
Felix GraserToo expensive and very rude and incompetent serviceshow original
Mathis AVery beautiful views of the Alps. Food is expensive and not very tasty.show original
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