Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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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.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The huge Lake somewhat in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in a quiet location. You can here borrow Baden, a pedal boat or simply relax by the Lake. The backdrop of the Wetterstein mountains in the background is of course unique and is perfect as a photo.
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  • July 14, 2017
    Riessersee is a prettylittle lake in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany, there is a cafe restauarant where you can sit and relax with great views. Picnic if you prefer.  more »
  • May 11, 2017
    The Lake is easy to reach on foot or by car. In a good half an hour it is rum. We were in the hotel briefly races make. Couldn't society unfortunately due to a closed. Otherwise you can find there a small bathing area with lie and kiosk. Great Lake!
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