Ruhpolding is a world famous Biathlon location!
Germany's most popular winter sport takes place here yearly
Many decades ago a sport event started in Ruhpolding which now yearly attracts up to 90000 people from around the world during World Cups and World Championships. The Chiemgau-Arena is situated just outside the village towards Reit im Winkl, approx. 6km away. Most famous guest at this event has been Prince Albert II from Monaco who stayed at The Alpenhotel Wittelsbach in 2012.
The whole area of the Chiemgau is famous for its winter sports events, such as Reit im Winkl, Inzell, and not so far away Berchtesgaden.