Sunday 5 May 2019

Altes Rathaus, Bamberg, Germany (Author: Varus111 / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo cropped by runinternational.eu)

 

The Bamberger Weltkulturerbelauf (‘Bamberg World Heritage Site Run’) is held biennially in the town of Bamberg in the Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) region in the state of Bayern (Bavaria), Germany.

It's a hugely popular running event that draws a combined crowd of more than 9,000 participants. Entries are limited and some of the following races may sell out in a jiffy.

  • children's races (flat)
  • 4.4km (+35m of ascent)
  • 10.9km (+70m of ascent)
  • 21.1km (+280m of ascent)

All races are very scenic, starting and ending in Bamberg's beautifully-preserved historic centre which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The half marathon takes the runners to the Altenburg (a medieval hilltop castle, pictured below), along the River Rechnitz and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, and through the Old Town with its narrow streets and its many magnificent sights. The race is run on mixed terrain (asphalt, cobbles, gravel, trails, ...).

 

Altenburg, Bamberg, Germany (Author: Johannes Otto Först / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo cropped by runinternational.eu)

 

9. Weltkulturerbelauf:

Date:

  • 5 May 2019 (Sunday)

 

8. Weltkulturerbelauf:

  • 30 April 2017 (Sunday)

Number of finishers:

  • children's races: 1,977
  • 4.4km: 1,004
  • 10.9km: 3,164
  • 21.1km: 2,994

 

Event website:

  • www.weltkulturerbelauf.de

 

Map of the venue (finish area):

 

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