July, 13th -16th, 2017

Bund Deutscher Sportschützen 1975 e. V.
Bundesverband für sportliches Großkaliberschießen
Short preliminary information about the
European Field Target Championship 2017 in Marienberg (July, 13th -16th, 2017)
Dear EFTF shooters,
The Bund Deutscher Sportschützen 1975 e. V.
(BDS) announces to host the
European Field Target Championship 2017
on the Military Training Range “Gelobtland” from
July 13th to 16th, 2017 which is located near the
beautiful city of Marienberg in the lovely Erzgebirge in the Southern part of the State of Saxony.
It was founded in 1521 as the center of a rich silver
mining area and carries a typical Renaissance flair.
It has also an excellent infrastructure and is easy
to reach by train, car and plane. From the airport
of the city of Dresden it is about one hour rental
car drive. For our social activities there is a beautiful City Hall and the organizing committee tries to
make a special rate deal with a hotel chain to make
booking simple. But you are naturally free to make
your own choice from other hotels, guest houses
and camping sites. National and international restaurants are available. For accompanying persons
there are wonderful opportunities for sight seeing
as, e. g., the city of Dresden with all its cultural,
art and historical treasures, the “Saxonian Switzerland” or the castle of Moritzburg. Steamship tours
on the river Elbe will lead you through a tremendous landscape. Some images of Marrienberg and
environment may give you an impression.
European Field Target Championship 2017
Bund Deutscher Sportschützen 1975 e. V.
Bundesverband für sportliches Großkaliberschießen
Most important, however, is the fact that the
shooting facilities are of a top quality. It is the
training area of the German Army tank battalion
“Panzergrenadierbatallion 371 Marienberger Jäger” with more than 100,000 square meters. If you
want to have a closer look with Google Earth the
geographical coordinates are 50°36’02.00” N 13°
09’45.17” E. Plenty of parking space is available on
the range. In a big tend range food and beverages
as well as space for exhibitors will be provided. The
headquarters will be located in separate building.
A big tank garage may serve as a shelter in case of
a thunderstorm. Compressed air, free range beverages and toilets will be distributed on the course.
The course length will be about 4 to 5 km with 3
times 25 lanes with 2 targets each. The area offers
forest, brushland and meadows to create an extremely challenging course which demands a lot from
the shooters. Fun and efforts guaranteed! Also
here some images shall give you a small overview.
BDS will be more than happy to welcome you in
Germany. The homepage for the 2017 European
Field Target Championship will be launched at the
end of 2016.
Best regards
Volker Blüm
Federal Sports Director
Field Target Shooting
Bund Deutcher Sportschützen 1975 e. V.
European Field Target Championship 2017