The BMW IBU Biathlon World Championships 2023 in Oberhof will be officially opened on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6 p. m. at the Medal Plaza in Oberhofer Kurpark. The fans can look forward to the marching in of all participating nations, an emotional laser show and the performance of the party band “Dorfrocker”, who will sing the official World Cup song “O-O-Oberhof” and round off the opening ceremony with a mini-concert.
The official award ceremonies with the medals also take place at the Medal Plaza. The following award ceremonies are planned:
- Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7.30 p.m.: Mixed relay
- Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7.30 p.m.: Sprint women and men
- Sunday, February 12, 2023, 7.30 p.m.: Pursuit Women and Men
- Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7.30 p.m.: Individual men and women
- Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7.30 p.m.: Single-Mixed relay
- Saturday, February 18, 2023, 7.30 p.m.: Relay Men and Women
The medals of the final competitions – the mass starts of the men and women on Sunday, February 19, 2023 – will be presented in the ARENA am Rennsteig. There, the BMW IBU Biathlon World Championships 2023 in Oberhof will come to a festive conclusion.
Two hours before the opening ceremony and the award ceremonies, the warm-up of the Free State of Thuringia starts at the Medal Plaza. The country relies on a colourful, atmospheric programme with music, dance and show hosted by Stefanie Benke and Daniel Samorey. Messe Erfurt is responsible for the implementation.
From 7 to 19 February 2023, the marquee on the town square is open from 12 noon to midnight. After the competitions, visitors can expect after-race parties with DJ Charly. One of the highlights is the performances of the Thuringian Police Orchestra. It will take place on 12 February 2023 and on 19 February 2023 from 3 to 5 p. m.
From 7 to 19 February 2023, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. , the state of Thuringia presents itself at the Thüringen Area on the town square. These include the Thuringian Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs, the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Thuringian Ministry of Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection. At the stand of Thüringer Tourismus GmbH, kilometers can be collected on the treadmill for a good cause. The Landessportbund Thüringen e. V. plays action areas and exercise landscapes.
The winter fun park by Axel Müller promises promotions and fun for young and old. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (subject to change, depending on the weather).
The supply of drinks and food is guaranteed.
From 8 February every day from 5:30 p.m. – Warm-Up Program for the BMW IBU World Championships Biathlon 2023
Moderation – Stefanie Benke & Daniel Samorey (Singer and Entertainer)
The facade of the new family hotel “The Grand Green Familux Resort” is transformed into a huge canvas with the help of video mapping. Large projectors on meter-high scaffolding towers make it possible to present specially produced films from the winter sports region Oberhof and the Free State of Thuringia to the many thousands of guests in Oberhof.
Just in time for winter twilight from 5 p. m. , the impressive projections can be admired and are even visible from the event grounds in the inner city of Oberhof (Kurpark/Medal Plaza, Stadtplatz/Thüringen Area).
The Green Grand Familux | 07. -18. 02. 2023 | always from 5 pm – 9 pm