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Junior European Cup

Competition nameJunior European Cup
Start date20091023
End date20091025
CountryGermany
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityDresden
Club/organizerUSV TU Dresden
Region of countryGermany
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Latest entry date15 September 2009
Entry fee (Euro)150
Event descriptionThe Junior European Cup is open to national teams of competitors not older than 20 years on 31 December 2009.
Terrain description- Low mountain range area with steep slopes - Many rock formations and stones - Varying runnability - Irregular path network Parts of the planned competition area were used in 2004 for the World Cup finals in the long distance and relay races.
Training possibilitiesAbout 40 orienteering maps with various types of terrain are available for the Dresden area. The orienteers of the Dresden orienteering clubs are happy to assist you with selecting maps and preparing courses. Please state your interest in your preliminary entry.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.The capital of the Free State of Saxony is situated in the heart of the idyllic Elbe Valley. The city of Dresden, which is famous mainly for its baroque Old Town with the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger and the reconstructed Frauenkirche ("Church of Our Lady"), attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. But not only the world famous sights make the city attractive for visitors of every age but also its variety of cultural and art events. For the young and the young at heart, the trendy New Town district with its almost indefinite number of pubs, bars and music events is the place to be at night. Following the upper Elbe Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site) from Dresden - the Gate to Saxon Switzerland - passing Pillnitz Castle and Königstein Fortress, one reaches the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in less than an hour. The landmarks of this mountain range are the steep sandstone rocks overlooking the Elbe, which made the national park a mecca for sporty climbers and hikers. But also those who are looking for peace and rest will find their ideal place in one of the spas of Saxon Switzerland.
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