König Ludwig Lauf

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König Ludwig Lauf
Address: Turnerweg, 6a D-82487 Oberammergau, Germany
Tel: +49 8822 3990
Fax: +49 8822 839



First race: 17th March 1968, 90km & 45km, altogether 796 participants

Highest number of participants in main race: 3700 (1983)

Worldloppet membership: founding member

The König Ludwig Lauf was born in 1967 in an Oberammergau Wirtshaus, the idea of Fritz Lang and Benedikt Stueckl. Their aim was to create a popular cross-country ski race that would be longer than the world-famous Vasaloppet. Vasaloppet at that time was 89 km in length and so the original König Ludwig Lauf course was set at 90 km.


The König Ludwig Lauf takes place in one of the most scenic parts of Germany, the wildlife sanctuary ‘Ammergebirge’ and the organisers, together with 400 volunteers; have to work in very close cooperation with the forestry department to ensure that the environment stays totally unharmed. The start for all races is in Ettal and the main race follows the route from Ettal to Graswang, Linderhof and back to the sports centre in Oberammergau. The area has been described as a paradise for cross-country skiing.


Tourist Information Oberammergau
Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
Eugen-Papst-Str. 9a
82487 Oberammergau
Tel.: +49 (0) 88 22 / 92 27 40
Fax: +49 (0) 88 22 / 92 27 45
Internet: www.ammergauer-alpen.de
E-Mail: info@ammergauer-alpen.de


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  • DATES IN 2016/2017:
    04.02.2017Short F25 KmFT
    04.02.2017Main F50 KmFT
    05.02.2017Short C25 KmCT
    05.02.2017Main50 KmCT

    01.02.2016Weather Conditions forced Cancellation of König Ludwig Lauf
    22.10.2015Marathon skiing through royal hunting grounds
    02.03.2015News from the König-Ludwig-Lauf

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