Traben-Trarbach is home to Germany's first minigolf course.
The Beton Concrete Mini Golf layout was built in 1955. You can find it at MGC Traben-Trarbach.
We've played a few Beton Concrete Mini Golf courses on our travels, notably in Nations Cup tournaments in Finland and Sweden.
Spotting a Miniature Golf course in Traben-Trarbach
In 2018 my brother Christopher was on a cycling trip in Luxembourg and Germany and spotted a minigolf course in Traben-Trarbach. That one was an Eternit Miniature Golf layout.
He did see a Beton Concrete Mini Golf course while in Zeltingen-Rachtig.
Paul Bongni standardised the game with the Beton type of minigolf courses in 1953. The first Beton course was opened in Locarno, Switzerland.
Dr Walter Spier introduced minigolf to Traben-Trarbach two years later. The first German Minigolf Championship was held on the course in 1956.
Eternit Miniature Golf
The first Eternit Miniature Golf course opened at the 'Planten un Bloomen' Leisure Park in Hamburg, Germany in 1958.
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