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.
Originally constructed in 1910, the track was renovated in 1933 and was 1,525 m (5,003 ft) 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.
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No turn names are given for the track.
- Garmisch-Partenkirchen history of the track: 1910-66. Accessed 16 October 2010. (German)
- 1936 Olympic Winter Games official report. pp. 70, 71, 74, 132-40, 153, 408-419. (German) - accessed March 3, 2008.
- Trendy and fun rides around Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including sleigh rides near the lake. - accessed March 2, 2008.
- Bobsleigh four-man world championship medalists since 1930 Archived December 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
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