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Major Events January 2007

Jan 06
Garmisch-Partenkirchen - 38th Bavarian Championship 'Horn sleigh Race'
This event is 'a Gaudi' - basically, Bavarian for fantastic fun - as teams of four race down an iced piste on ancient peasant sleighs. A sense of the bizarre imbues this competition as more than 100 Hornschlitten (literally, "horn runners") teams battle for the Bavarian championship. It's a fabulous spectacle when the ancient vehicles are at full tilt, as their screaming drivers frequently lose team members at steep passages or turns. The Horn sleigh Race is a peerless event, attracting teams from all over the Alps.
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Jan 25 - Jan 28
Sylt - Gourmet Festival
Food lovers of the truffle-and-foie-gras class flock to the elegant island of Sylt as the Sylt Gourmet Festival gathers top international chefs to prepare elaborate feasts at several top hotels and restaurants. The event attracts star chefs from around the world. Each day also brings a special themed event and diners can enjoy a tip-top à la carte dinner from the visitors at any of the luxury hotels.
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Jan 19 - Feb 04
Various locations - Handball World Championships 2007
The Handball World Championships return to Germany. National handball teams battle it out for the trophy at a number of different venues across Germany, while Hanniball - the tournament's official mascot - cheers them on from the sidelines.
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Jan 27 - Jan 28
Todtmoos - Sled Dog Championships
Sled dog racing in the Black Forest - it has to be seen to be believed! In the beautiful winter setting of Todtmoos 'mushers' from all over Europe drive their sled teams on to record the fastest times. With huskies howling like wolves at the starting line, you could almost be in Alaska itself. Every year this display of man and beast in perfect harmony captivates numerous visitors.
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