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Bob-Museum, Celerina

Description

All the history of the bobsleigh sport contained in a single small exhibition space. Interesting exhibits include not only the wooden sleds that are more than 100 years old, but first and foremost the legendary five-seater sleds which were entered at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz.


The history of the only natural ice bob run in the world:
The Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina first began operating in 1904, making the ice track in the Upper Engadin the oldest bob run and also the last remaining natural ice bob run in the world. The history of the Olympia Bob Run began in the late 19th century as the predominantly British winter guests were looking for a place to practise their newly invented sport. The search itself was preceded by ongoing conflicts over the use of the Cresta Run between the elite bob enthusiasts belonging to the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club and their colleagues from the skeleton camp. No progress was made until 1903 when a collection at a gala evening yielded proceeds of just under 11,000 Swiss francs. Plans for the construction of the track immediately got underway. Thanks to the support of Alphonse Badrutt it was built on the vast premises of the Kulm Hotel and officially inaugurated on 1 January 1904 with a bobsleigh race.



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Address

Plazza da la Staziun 8
7505 Celerina

Phone:   +41 81 830 00 11
Fax:   +41 81 830 00 19
Email:  
URL:   http://www.bobmuseum.ch/


Opening hours

  • closed: from 06.04.2016 to 04.07.2016
  • open : from 05.07.2016 to 11.10.2016
  • closed: from 12.10.2016 to 19.12.2016



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