WWMG 2020 Hosts
Host City Innsbruck
Innsbruck, nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, has a certain magic. Renowned as a tourist destination, the capital of Tyrol holds culture, tradition and sport in high esteem. This diverse flair attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, who walk its streets taking in the quaint old town and breathtaking mountain scenery.
The Host City Innsbruck has a long and proud history of hosting top sporting events. It has welcomed the Winter Olympics on two occasions, and attracted numerous other world-class events in the decades since then. Surrounded by the Alps, the city offers a unique combination of urban lifestyle and alpine landscape which has always proven hugely popular with both competitors and spectators alike.
After hosting the Winter Olympic Games of 1964 and 1976, the Universiade 2005, the 2012 Youth Olympic Games and the International Children’s Games in 2016, the WWMG will once again place Innsbruck in the international multi-sport spotlight.
Capital of the Alps
From city walks in front of a majestic alpine backdrop to mountain hikes high above the rooftops of the regional capital, Innsbruck is a picture postcard destination for major sporting events. One of the most attractive elements is the harmony of contrasts Innsbruck offers its visitors: urban flair and cultural highlights fuse with alpine nature and imposing mountains. From the heart of the city it takes just 20 minutes to travel up to 2,000 metres above sea level using the funicular railway and cable car.
For more information about Innsbruck visit the official website.
Located about 20 km in the west of Innsbruck, the community of Seefeld, together with Leutasch, Scharnitz, Mösern and Reith offer a recreational and sports programme of superlatives. 245 km of cross-country skiing trails, ski jumping hills, and a state-of-the-art biathlon facility make the Nordic Competence Center Seefeld the perfect location for the Nordic competitions of the Winter World Masters Games 2020. The city is more than ten years venue of the Nordic Ski Worldcup and hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2019.
For more information about the Olympiaregion Seefeld visit the official website.
The region of Tyrol is known for its experience and expertise in organising major sports events. All of the WWMG 2020 venues in Innsbruck, Seefeld, Kitzbühel, St. Sigmund / Praxmar and Telfs are in excellent condition and host competitions attracting tens of thousands of guests, who particularly appreciate the alpine-urban flair, the excellent hospitality and service as well as the state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Experience Tyrol! Sports enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in Tyrol. In summer, the region is a haven for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. In winter, when Tyrol is covered in a thick layer of snow, locals and visitors alike enjoy alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Away from the regional capital Innsbruck there are plenty of quiet side valleys where traditions and customs have been preserved until today. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit a hut or inn to enjoy some of the delicious local food. The perfect way to recharge your batteries after a long day out and about in the fresh mountain air!
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