Exciting competitions of the international winter sports elite paired with an incomparable atmosphere in the Schattenberg ski station and in the cross-country stadium in Ried - this is currently at the top of the wish lists of all winter sports fans for the Oberstdorf 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
In addition to numerous top athletes, who will be the centre of attention in Oberstdorf from 23rd February to 7th March, 2021, a top politician has confirmed his participation: Bavaria's Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder, Member of the State Parliament, will take on the patronage for the season’s highlight in Germany's southernmost community.
Dr. Franz Steinle, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf / Allgäu 2021 GmbH, is pleased about the prominent support: “It is a great honour for us that the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Dr. Markus Söder, takes over the official patronage for the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Oberstdorf. We are working with full commitment so that the World Championships can take place as planned despite the currently difficult framework conditions. Compared to other events, we certainly have very good prerequisites as an outdoor and individual sport. I am therefore confident that the World Championships in Oberstdorf will be the absolute highlight of the Bavarian and German sporting year 2021. "
Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder is also optimistic: “Oberstdorf is a metropolis for Nordic skiing. It has excellent sports facilities. An equally enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience regularly ensures the best atmosphere. Preparations in the entire region are in full swing. These are excellent conditions for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 to be a wonderful winter fairy tale, as it was in 2005. "
For the two managing directors of the Nordic World Ski Championships, Florian Stern and Moritz Beckers-Schwarz, the encouraging words from the State Chancellery are an additional incentive: “That Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder took over the patronage of our event without any hesitation, shows us how important Nordic winter sports are in Bavaria. We will do everything we can to make our common dream come true and to celebrate a happy ski festival together with the international ski family and hopefully numerous fans."
All information about the competition programme and the ticket offers as well as the ordering options can be found at www.oberstdorf2021.com.