Sustainability – Oberhof has got involved

Oberhof stands for sustainable development. The organizers of the World Cup have promoted young athletes sports and development of local training centres for many years. The venue being placed in a drinking water protection zone certainly requires a particular focus on environment and nature protection. To foster effective and environmentally friendly development continuously the organizers have created sustainable projects in order to shape a common future. Get to know more about sustainability in Oberhof and contribute to a sportive future.

  • Reusable cup system

    Reusable cup system

    Since January 2019, the Biathlon World Cup has been placing more emphasis than ever on sustainability and environmental protection. For the sake of the environment, we have introduced a reusable cup system throughout the World Cup terrain. We keep our nature cleaner and avoid large amounts of waste. At this point, a thank you for the support to the Thuringian Ministry of Infrastructure and Agriculture.

  • Sustainable promotion of young athletes

    Sustainable promotion of young athletes

    The Wintersportförderverein Rennsteig e.V. Oberhof (WSRO) was founded in 2001. Supreme aim of the association is promoting young athletes of the ski sports region in Thuringian Forest. Both annual measures to improve infrastructure in the regional talent training centres and the support of coaches and athletes constitute the associations first priority. The budget for each World Cup Biathlon in Oberhof always contains a significant amount which will be distributed to the clubs of the WSRO after World Cup.

  • Waste management

    Waste management

    Together with the company Putzteufel GmbH the organizer initiated a waste management campaign in 2009. Since then a slogan on all waste bins has advertised clean sports facilities. This project is fostered by a commercial showing youngsters of the Oberhof training centre.

    Please help keeping clean the sports facilities!

  • Traffic concept

    Traffic concept

    In order to manage the arrival of our guests, spectators and visitors as environmentally friendly as possible we have developed a traffic concept. Environmentally sound transport of spectators, participants and accredited persons represents one of the main focus of our concept. Furthermore the passenger transport of guests by a shuttle leads to a high minimization of individual traffic. Thus, activities in cooperation with various public transport companies have been launched. Please find all annual offers within the menu item “ARRIVAL”.

  • Because of the environment

    Because of the environment

    According to the motto “Sports reforests” trees have been forested in the surroundings of the ARENA am Rennsteig. Like that, nature shall be recompensed little by little and environment shall be protected sustainably.

    Reforesting campaigns


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    Alley with 50 Norway maple trees

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    65 sycamore trees

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    Five sallows, 120 spruces, 900 bushes

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