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GERGER-SNAltenberg

Geisingberg

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Schanze des Friedens (Sachsenschanze):

K-Point: 65 m
Men Winter Hill record: 72.0 m (Hans Marr GER, 1941)
Further jumps: no
Plastic matting: no
Spectator capacity: 40,000
Year of construction: 1908
Conversions: 1930, 1941
Operating until: 1960
Year of destruction: 1962
Status: destroyed
Ski club: SSV Altenberg
Coordinates: 50.772556, 13.776067 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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History:

Already at the turn of the century the first ski jumping hill was constructed at Geisingberg (823 m), which is between the two towns Altenberg and Geising. Very interesting is that the first Saxonian championships took place there in 1908. With the development of the fascination of the people for skiing, especially in the years after 1918, many ski clubs were established into the Ski Federation of Saxony and built new jumping hills or enlarged the existing ones, just like the Geisingbergschanze.
The natural jumping hill at the north-east slope of the hill was converted into large hill a wooden inrun tower at about 1930 and the name was changed into “Sachsenschanze”. In 1937 the German championships took place there, watched by 40,000 spectators the best German jumpers of that period took place. For the German Military Championships in 1941 a SS-construction team renewed the jump again. Again many visitors were coming, because Sepp Bradl (fist jumper over 100 m) and Rudi Gehring (world record holder with 118 m) were participating, too. The longest jump on the Sachsenschanze was made by Hans Marr with 72 m, who later fell during the war.
After 1945 the facility was called “Schanze des Friedens” and further championships of Saxony, the regional, and as a highlight also the GDR championships in 1958 were hosted on the jump. Again, 40,000 spectators came to the hill, among the GDR head of state Walter Ulbricht. Winner was Harry Glaß ahead of Werner Lesser and Helmut Recknagel. The last competition was in 1960 a final test before the Olympic Games at Squaw Valley, but it had to be cancelled after the practise round because of too strong winds. In summer 1962 the dilapidated inrun tower was destructed and the jump had never been set up again.

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3)   Rainer Schwenke   wrote on 2020-02-28 at 11:17:

Bei uns zuhause war die Geisingbergschanze immer im Gespräch. Mein Vater, Walter Schwenke, war einer der aktiver Springer Anfang der 50er.Er wurde in den Jahrzehnten danach noch auf der Straße angesprochen auf einen enormen Sprung, der ihm gelang und mit dem er nach dem ersten Durchgang bei den Sachsenmeisterschaften führte. Ein Willy Stemmler aus Altenberg, der hin und wieder bei uns zu Hause war und seine Bauzeichnungen vorlegte, gehörte zu den "Konstrukteuren" Altenberger Schanzen.

2)   Reiner Hengst   wrote on 2019-06-15 at 19:23:

Es wäre schön, wenn man den Namen des Schanzenerbauers nachlesen könnte? Rund um Frauenstein hat Johannes Neubert viele Schanzen gebaut, evtl. auch die Sachsenschanze?

1)   Wolfgang Prasser   wrote on 2015-10-13 at 16:59:

Harry Glass

Mit dem Zug aus Dresden kamen Hunderte und der Marsch zum Geisingberg von Altenberg über die Wiesen und um den Geisingberg herum zur Sachsenschanze,um den Deutschen Meisterschaften 1958 beizuwohnen, war eine wahre Völkerwanderung. Das Springen wurde mehrfach wegen Schneefall unterbrochen, war für mich ein Riesenerlebnis. Nach der Demontage des Anlaufturmes sind wir in den 60 iger Jahren oft den Schanzenauslauf runtergefahren, weil wir den alpinen Skisport auf der Sachenabfahrt übten.

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