Minden sporty

Due to the location by the Weser and the Waterway Crossing water sports have a special significance here in Minden. But other sports, e.g. handball, soccer and disc golf, are offered in Minden as well.

Minden - a handball stronghold

Minden - a handball stronghold

thumb gwdMinden is sporty. A prove for that is e.g. the high degree of organization among all the different associations. And Minden is superb. The local handball team "GWD Minden" e.g. plays in the premier league.

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Disc golf tournaments in Minden

Disc golf tournaments in Minden

thumb discgolfThe local association "MTV" organizes several disc golf tournaments every year.

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Weser dragon (Weserdrachen) cup

Weser dragon (Weserdrachen) cup

thumb Drachenboot-1It's a summer day and you are walking through the glacis. Close to the Weser you can hear a hollow and consistend drumming... because in Minden they are riding dragonboats. And once a year teams from all over the territory are coming to Minden to measure their strength with each other.

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Horse riding event "Kranzreiten"

Horse riding event "Kranzreiten"

thumb kranzreitenThe traditional horste riding event "Kranzreiten" in Hahlen (this is one of Mindens suburbs) takes place in the end of July every year. The location for this speacial and unique event is the moor arena. The aim of the competition is determine the president of the "Kranzreiter".

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"Blue ribbon" of the Weser

"Blue ribbon" of the Weser

thumb blauesband Minden is located at the river Weser. And that is the reason why so many residents of Minden are enthused water sports fans. The "Ring der Wassersportvereine e.V." organizes one of the biggest popular sport water event in Europe: the "blue ribbon" of the Weser.

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Weserspucker tournament

Weserspucker tournament

Admittedly they do not play Bundesliga soccer in Minden, but once a year you can meet many former professional soccer players from traditional teams during the annual Weserspucker tournament.

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