As inspiration for your work, we have collected various stories around the sporty-wintery Allgäu as well as extensive picture material for free disposal. Read a moving interview with Max Bolkart or how Allgäu architect Hans-Martin Renn builds ski jumps worldwide and why not try Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle's Kässpatzen recipe. And last but not least, how Johannes Rydzek assesses the reconstruction of the cross-country stadium in Ried.
Three professions, two generations, one raw material: skin
Klaus and Daniel Bensmann are father and son. They work under one roof in Bad Hindelang. But not in the same profession. Daniel is a full-time tattoo artist whose creativity extends to painting with ink on animal skins. Klaus is a leatherworker.
Brutscher, Klopfer and Weiler's favourite ski jump
Until the 1970s, Lautrach in the Unterallgäu was home to a ski jump steeped in history: the “Kirchbergschanze”. Sports legends of the post-war era jumped there, and in many other places in the Allgäu too. They all bear witness to passion that people of the Allgäu region have for winter sports. Adelbert Kern's chronicle looks back at one of the more than 20 ski jumps that once…
Former competitive athlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
She shares her favourite recipe for Allgäu Kässpatzen: it's her mother-in-law from Obermaiselstein's take on the classic cheesy dish.
Cooking or sports, Frank Übelhör always gives his best
The former professional winter athlete now runs a sustainable wellness and health hotel in his home village of Maierhöfen, where he runs the kitchen himself. Yet he has remained true to his sport: whenever he’s not at the stove, he’s outside getting some exercise.
ski jumping architect Hans-Martin Renn
The architect from Fischen in the Allgäu has been planning ski jumps and ski flying hills with his team since 2003 - and not just in the Allgäu. His work creates the basic conditions for sporting events on the jumps.
top athlete Johannes Rydzek analysed the stadium’s renovation
Nordic combined skier and Oberstdorf native Johannes Rydzek conducted a retrospective analysis of the Cross Country Stadium Ried renovation for his bachelor’s thesis. The focus was on the sensible economic and ecological use of the facility.
ski jumping legend Max Bolkart
Former professional ski jumper and Oberstdorf native Max Bolkart follows the World Ski Championships on TV and looks back on his career.