Red Bull X-Fighters Heads To Germany

Luc Ackerman of Germany performs in front of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, prior to the upcoming fourth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Munich, Germany on July 16, 2014. Photo: Sebastian Marko / Red Bull Content Pool
Luc Ackerman of Germany performs in front of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, prior to the upcoming fourth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Munich, Germany on July 16, 2014. Photo: Sebastian Marko / Red Bull Content Pool
Brody Wilson of the United States of America performs in front of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, prior to the upcoming fourth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Munich, Germany on July 16, 2014. Photo: Sebastian Marko / Red Bull Content Pool

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (Germany) Following the nationwide celebrations and euphoria surrounding Germany's soccer team winning the World Cup last weekend, there will be another round of partying and sports in Munich on Saturday as the world's best freestyle motocross riders head there for the fourth stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters 2014 World Tour. The world's best FMX riders are looking to win world championship points on a first-of-its-kind track set up on a lake – a completely new and eagerly awaited experience for the riders and spectators. With weather forecasts of bright sunshine and rising temperatures, the ingredients are all there for an unrivalled weekend of sports.

To tune up for the event in Munich, Germany’s young shooting star Luc Ackermann and his American rival Brody Wilson warmed up under bright, sunny skies in the nearby Alpine town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in front of the world famous mountaintop panorama view. The two Red Bull X-Fighters riders performed a series of spectacular jumps on a meadow in front of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze that rises 9,700 feet above sea level. Wilson was especially impressed of the incredible scenery in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a village south of Munich that hosted the 1936 Winter Olympics. “It doesn’t matter where you look,” he said. “Everything here looks like it could be on a postcard.”

Photos: Sebastian Marko / Red Bull Content Pool