…and then some
The first Olympic kayak slalom stadium was built in Augsburg for the 1972 Olympics. Located in the middle of the city’s most lovely recreation area, the course has a total length of 600 m (1969 ft). This challenging course has built-in cement obstacles and movable water deflectors. At a flow rate of 10 cbm/sec., the water speed is about 3-6 m/sec.; the difference in elevation between the start and finish lines is 4.5 m (14.7 ft). Kayakers from all over the world come to work out in the four additional practice courses--many of the world’s key kayak competitions take place in Augsburg.