Piles, ramparts, deserts - 5. jumping hill

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With the construction of the railroad line from Hagen to Kassel (1873), more and more city dwellers from the Ruhrgebiet and the Rhineland came to Brilon to relax in the beautiful low mountain landscape.




The foundation of the ski club Brilon-Willingen in 1910 gave the starting signal for a long winter sports era in Willingen. Already in the founding year, toboggan runs, ice rinks and ski slopes were built for the guests. With the West German Ski Championships, a major sporting event took place in Brilon in 1958.

The ski jumps at the Helle

In 1930 the first ski jump with a maximum jumping distance of 24 meters was built here. Due to the wooden construction, which was not weatherproof, the ski jump fell into disrepair after only a few years. The ski jump built in the 1950s at the same location also only proved its worth for a decade. In 1965, the natural ski jump was built, which is still clearly recognizable today, and on which distances of up to 46 m have been achieved.

The small detour over the stairs next to the ski jump is a bit steep, but it leads you directly past the old tower of the judges, at the ski jump table up to the take-off beam.

Main opening times:

Sunday opened
Monday opened
Tuesday opened
Wednesday opened
Thursday opened
Friday opened
Saturday opened

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