Exhibition «Saint Moritz Bobsleigh Club 125 Years»

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Ausstellung «Saint Moritz Bobsleigh Club 125 Years»
Via Grevas 53
7500, St. Moritz

In the St. Moritz Design Gallery along the pedestrian passage from the Badrutt's Palace Hotel down to the lake, 31 large illuminated showcases are installed in which changing exhibitions with valuable posters and photographs are realised. This winter season, visitors can expect an exhibition on bobsleighing. With good reasons: In mid-January 2023, the Bob World Championships will take place on the Olympic Bob Run and the legendary Saint Moritz Bob Club will celebrate its 125th anniversary in December 2022. To mark the occasion, the St. Moritz Design Gallery is displaying excerpts from the colourful history of the Bob Club and the sport of bobsleigh on large-format posters. Founded on 21 December 1897, the world's oldest bobsleigh club is the work of English sports enthusiasts. One of the initiators' goals was to keep the road to Celerina in passable condition for bobsleigh rides. But safety was also an issue: for example, the club was to print flyers for the coachmen and post men at dangerous places to warn bobsleighs and horse-drawn sleighs to watch out for each other. It was a long way to the current state of the bobsleigh track with start and finish house.

Natural ice rink made of muscle power

The exhibition along the escalator in the Serletta multi-storey car park is divided into two parts. In the first part, historical photographs are shown; in the second, Engadine photographer Filip Zuan documents the construction, operation and decay of the bobsleigh run. He pays special attention to the people who build the bobsleigh run from scratch every year and maintain it during operation. The South Tyrolean track team arrives at the end of November each year and begins to build the track with their characteristic precision. Within three weeks, 15,000 cubic metres of snow and 10,000 cubic metres of water are used to create the largest snow sculpture in the world. The photographs are from Filip Zuan's book "handmade".

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