The BMW-sponsored event was a chance for Chris and Letti to show off their new Husqvarna motorcycles, and both machines performed perfectly, despite slushy, slippery conditions.
Letti took his turn to entertain the extreme-sports fans first. On Saturday, he rode his Husqvarna WR300 on the asphalt performance area, pulling wheelies, jumps and more. The German said fans' response was "unbelievable", but admitted he missed rougher terrain.
"Riding on the asphalt was difficult, but I managed some smaller tricks. I did some wheelies, stoppies, donuts, wheelie circles. I enjoyed it, but it's not my usual job. I love the dirt, and I missed it!" says Letti. "It was great being in front of 10,000 people and the reaction from the crowd was unbelievable; really good. It had been snowing in Konigssee but when I performed it was sunny - but cold. I rode the WR300, which is my training bike, and not normally used for shows! I've had more time to work with the WR300 now and it's getting better and better. The next big event for me is The Tough One. It's an extreme enduro event in a quarry in Lancashire in the UK."
On the Sunday, bobsleigh enthusiasts got to watch Chris pull off some stunts on his Husqvarna TE449. He had originally been planning to ride the bob track with spiked tyres, but organisers decided not to let him go ahead with the ride. "I didn't really do anything spectacular in the end," says Chris. "Because I didn't get permission to ride on the run I just did some tricks in the finish area of the course." But while the professional may not have thought his tricks were spectacular, the crowd were still impressed - thousands cheered and waved flags as he pulled off wheelies, stoppies and jumps.
Photos which captured the action live, show supporters snapping away with cameras as Letti and Chris casually sit backwards on the handlebars, wheelie until practically vertical, and lean right off their machines. The shows took part during a break in racing and the excitement kept adrenaline levels up during the pause. Other attractions included a Red Bull air show, where pilots showed off loops and plunges.
The bike tricks were one of the highlights of the championships, which attracted bobsleigh competitors and followers from all over the world, including Russia and Canada. The two-week competition began on Tuesday 15 February and included two and four man races. Germany triumphed in all but one event. The country took gold in the Women's Bob, Team Competition and Four Man Bob. However Russia stole the first prize in the Two Man Bob.
The boys' gravity-defying tricks were part of the show put on by Husqvarna in its role as sponsor of the championship. The brand also took a demo truck and merchandise to the event, and showed off a specially adapted snow bike, fitted with a ski.