Königssee Luge track destroyed by storm

Rennrodelbahn Königssee

Königssee (FIL) Storms in Germany are currently causing major damage. For example, the Lotto Bayern Eisarena at Königssee in Bavaria was also badly damaged.

Rock slides and masses of water tumbled down Grünstein mountain from the so-called Klingerbach during the night from Saturday, July 17 to Sunday, July 18, 2021. At the foot of the mountain, the world's first artificial ice track on the shore of Lake Königsee was showered, heavily damaged and partially washed away by the water.

The chairman of the board of the Bobsleigh and Luge Association for Germany (BSD), Thomas Schwab told the German press agency dpa, that the damage runs into the millions. "It's impossible to think of running the track this winter. We hope to have the track fixed by October 2022," the sports manager said.

Fortunately, the ammonia pipes used to cool the ice chute were not damaged. "There was no pressure on the pipe, the cooling has been turned off," Schwab explained.

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