Munich, Germany, 19-JUL-2014
During the walk from the U-Bahn to the
Olympiapark, I passed the BMW
World (and museum) with a beautiful sight of the BMW
Headquarters (in German: "BMW-Vierzylinder" / "BMW four-cylinder").
After a 10 minute walk, I finally arrived
at the event area in the Olympiapark. Very impressive: The
Nearby the Olympic Stadium: The
Swatch Truck with a "rolling" Swatch Store.
1st Place tropy for Swatch Prime Line contest
Later we had a little time to relax in the blistering sun shade (it was sooo hot).
Later in the afternoon, it was time to
walk to the lake near the Olympic stadium. This time, the
track for Red Bull X-Fighters was very special. It was
constructed on the lake!
The event started with a few spectacular
...one of them even carried the German
Afterwards, all drivers who qualified for
the final were presented and drove an introductory round across the
Below are a few pictures from the event. I won't go into detail about each and every driver, if you want to watch the final again, you can do it here:
Unfortunately, Tom Pagès had a minor accident during one of his jumps but he was not injured nor did he fall into the water. This helped the local German rider Luc Ackermann to advance to the semi finals!
Some music before the big final!
Finally, we had a winner: Josh Sheehan from Australia won the final against Taka Higashino (Japan). Luc Ackermann finished in fourth position.
Time to go swimming (deliberately!)
After the Red Bull X-Fighters event, we walked over for dinner to the Olympiaturm (Olympic Tower). We passed the track of the Swatch Prime Line (mountain bike dirt jump) event which took place the next day (on sunday, 20-JUL).
At the wonderful Restaurant 181, located 181 meters above the city in the Olympiaturm, we had a breathtaking view. It is a revolving restaurant, each turn takes about 50 minutes.
Munich city center
Claude says "Goodbye"
Here is an overview of all the items that the collectors received during the event.
Thanks to Britta, Sandra and all the others from Swatch Club Germany for a great event!
Andreas Wiethoff, 14-SEP-2014
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