The idea behind the Deutschland Klassiker.

This unique challenge is inspired by the “En Svensk Klassiker”, a Swedish sports event that challenges thousands of Swedes every year.

The Deutschland Klassiker is a sports series that combines 4 long distance competitions. Those who complete the 4 events within a period of 12 months receive the popular classic diploma, a medal as well as an entry in our "hall of fame".

The motto is: Keep fit, stay healthy and discover Germany

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Cross-country skiing
1st/2nd February 2020 – Oberammergau

The "Luggi Run", as the locals used to call it, is Germany’s biggest cross-country run since 1968. 4,000 participants from around the world make it the second biggest cross-country run in Europe, held every year on the first weekend in February.

The traditional 50 km route starts at Ettal and progresses through the beautiful Graswangtal valley to Linderhof Castle and then on to the finish in Oberammergau.

King Ludwig II loved the area, which is why the event is named after him.

The next “König Ludwig Lauf” will take place on 1st/2nd February 2020.

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24th/25th May 2019 – Neubrandenburg

The “Mecklenburger Seen Runde” started for the first time in 2014. This is a route covering over 300 km and including more than 2,000 metres of climbs, running through Germany’s most beautiful and varied lakelands. 

The first cyclists start at 8.00pm in the evening or at 4.30am in the early morning. This event is inspired by the popular Vätternrundan in Sweden, also covering 300km.

The next “Mecklenburger Seen Runde” will take place on 24th/25th May 2019.

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18th August 2019 – Unterbacher See, Düsseldorf

The “Unterbacher See Schwimmen” in Düsseldorf was established in 2014 and within just a few years it has become a major free-water swimming event in Germany.

Interestingly, it is normally forbidden to swim in this lake.
Today, more than 600 athletes join the event on different routes, whereby only the 3.3 km route is allowed for the Deutschland Klassiker.

The Düsseldorf “Unterbacher See Schwimmen” takes place on 18th August 2019.

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27th October 2019 – Frankfurt

The “Mainova Frankfurt Marathon” is Germany’s second biggest marathon and the third fastest in the world. Year for year, 25,000 athletes take part in the 42,195 km run. The run is very popular on account of its speed and the level route.  

It is also the marathon with the most beautiful finish, ending up on the red ground in the Frankfurter Festhalle.

In 2019, the “Mainova Frankfurt Marathon” will take place on 27th October.

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