Oberstdorf

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Oberstdorf
Oberstdorf village view
Oberstdorf village view
Coat of arms of Oberstdorf
Coat of arms
Oberstdorf  is located in Germany
Oberstdorf
Oberstdorf
Coordinates: 47°25′N 10°17′E / 47.417°N 10.283°E / 47.417; 10.283Coordinates: 47°25′N 10°17′E / 47.417°N 10.283°E / 47.417; 10.283
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Swabia
District Oberallgäu
Government
 • Mayor Laurent Mies
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,580
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 87561

Oberstdorf is a municipality and skiing and hiking town in southwest Germany, located in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. Oberstdorf is one of the highest market towns in Germany.

At the center of Oberstdorf is a church whose tall spire serves as a landmark for navigating around town. The summits of the Nebelhorn and Fellhorn provide dramatic panoramic views of the alps. The Nebelhorn can be reached with a big cable car. Visitors can ride a unique diagonal elevator to the top of the Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze.

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Oberstdorf hosts every New Year the first part of famous Four Hills Tournament in ski jump. The American Broadcasting Company's Wide World of Sports inadvertently featured Oberstdorf when Vinko Bogataj fell during the ski jump in 1970 and became "The Agony of Defeat".

Germany's modern figure skating center was built on the outside of the town. It has three covered rinks and some of them are accessible to the public, for recreational skating. It is a popular destination with European skaters for training camps.[2]

Oberstdorf hosts the annual Nebelhorn Trophy figure skating competition and has hosted the German Figure Skating Championships twelve times. It has also hosted the 1982, 2000, and 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Mountain bikers start their Transalp tour in Oberstdorf on the Schrofenpass to Riva del Garda.[3]

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