SPARKASSE MARATHON 42,195 KM
Three countries, picturesque lake shores, impressive mountains, one common goal Running on the shores of Lake Constance, always accompanied by an impressive Alpine panorama. The flat route leads from the port of the historic island town of Lindau in Germany to Austria, where as special highlight is the floating stage in Bregenz. The spectacular scenery of the bregenz festival attract 160,000 visitors every summer. On a loop through Switzerland it says "Gruezi" - a warm welcome - in St. Margrethen, where enthusiastic Spectators carry runners through the village center. Then it goes along the Rhine back to Austria where that The venerable Mehrerau Monastery is crossed - for many a very special moment of silence and mentality Recharge your batteries before the finish at the stadium in Bregenz will give you goose bumps. 60% of the route of the 3-country marathon leads along Lake Constance. The route runs mostly on paved roads and paths. It's very flat. From the lowest point (398 meters above sea level) to the highest Point (415 meters above sea level), the total height difference is only 17.0 meters, spread over the whole Route length of 42,195 meters.