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K-Point: 82 m
Men Winter Hill record: 83.5 m (Jens Weißflog GER, 1981)
Total height: 99 m
Tower height: 24 m
Inrun length: 97 m
Take-off angle: 6.5°
Take-off height: 4.3 m
Speed: 85 km/h
Landing angle: 38°
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1928
Conversions: 1937-1938, 1948, 1950-1951
Year of destruction: 1986


Hill Size: HS 70
K-Point: 64 m
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2018
Status: under construction
Hill Size: HS 69
K-Point: 66 m
Men Winter Hill record: 74.0 m (Arthur Pauli AUT, 2003)
Tower height: 13 m
Inrun length: 68 m
Take-off angle: 10°
Take-off height: 1.8 m
Landing angle: 36°
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 1908
Conversions: 1956, 1988, 1994
Hill Size: HS 50
K-Point: 48 m
Men Winter Hill record: 52.0 m
Inrun length: 54 m
Take-off angle: 9.5°
Landing angle: 31.2°
Further jumps: K34, K13
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 1977
Conversions: 1982, 1995-1996
Further jumps: no
Spectator capacity: 30,000
Status: destroyed
Ski club: WSV Oberhof 05

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The very first jump in Oberhof was already built in 1906 at the Tambacher Straße, 1908 the ski jump at Wadeberg was constructed by Norway's Rolf W. Thune. Numerous German and Thuringian Championships were held on the 25 meter hill with distances going up to 38 meters by end 1920's.
In 1928 the Thüringenschanze at Wadeberg was opened with an attendance of 30,000 spectators. On 1931-02-16 the WSC competition of Nordic Ski Championships at Oberhof was hosted, winner was 19-year-old Birger Ruud. During NS time until 1945 the 70 meter ski jump had the name ”Hindenburgschanze” and was converted in 1937-38 for NS Winter Games.
After World War II Thüringenschanze was restored in fall 1948 and in February 1949 the Championships of the Soviet occupation zone were held there. A fundamental modernization and the construction of the judges' tower took place in 1950-51. Then 120,000 spectators came to attend the GDR Championships at Oberhof in February 1951. The 80 meter hill was covered with plastic mattings in 1955. During this period a lot of international competitions were held there, but with the opening of the ski jump at Rennsteig in 1961 it was mainly used for training only. In February 1981 16-year-old Jens Weißflog from Oberwiesenthal jumped a last hill record of 83.5 m at the 15th ski festival of Oberhof. The inrun tower was removed in 1986 and today you can only see the dilapidated landing hill and take-off.
The 66-meter-Jugendschanze was constructed next to old Thüringenschanze from 1951 to 1952 and in 1954 it became the world's first plastic covered ski jumping hill. On 1954-11-20 Werner Lesser set the first record on mattings with 42 m. But before there was already an unofficial training on the old Regenbergschanze at Zella-Mehlis on 1954-10-31. Inventor of plastic mattings was the GDR national coach Hans Renner, whose name was later given to the large hill at Oberhof.
Conversions of the Wadebergschanze took place in 1988 and 1994. Opposite to the former Thüringenschanze the two plastic covered Schüler­schanzen K48 and K34 were situated, the Kinderschanze K13 was below it.
Furthermore in November 2011 the planning of the construction of another K80 (HS 85) ski jump at Wadeberg for around 2.5m Euro was started. The construction works of this ski jump (now HS 70) started in spring 2018, meanwhile the smaller hills have been demolished. The future HS 70 is supposed to help jumpers moving from the smaller hills to the normal and large hill at Kanzlersgrund. Most likely, the hill will be inaugurated by the end of the year.

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2)   Pierre   wrote on 2015-11-08 at 13:08:

Verfall Wadeberg

News. Alle 4 Schanzen sn
Wadeberg sind geschlossen und verrotten. Bitte der Liste aktualisieren

1)   MrDadiHD   wrote on 2015-08-19 at 22:01:

Abriss oder Umbau?

Ich war heute in Oberhof und habe festgestellt, dass auf der K 50 und der K 34 die Matten abgenommen wurden und die Anläufe verwüstet sind. Die HS 13 ist dem Verfall hingegeben... Auf der HS 69 fehlen in unteren Bereich ebenfalls die Matten.

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