Despite the icy temperatures, the atmosphere will soon hot up as the 43rd Luge World Cup gets underway in Altenberg. Until 12 February, almost 130 athletes from 25 countries will be competing for the world title. The official opening ceremony featuring the parade of nations takes place on 8 February 2012.
Situated in the Erzgebirge mountains, Altenberg is an ideal location for winter sports. But you can also enjoy great walks, for example on the Erzgebirge-Vogtland Ridge Trail, or visit the nearby city of Dresden.