Initiated in 2014 by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, the Invictus Games will be held in Germany for the first time in 2023. The German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and the City of Düsseldorf are proud to jointly host this unique international sports festival.
With the 6th Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, our goal is to give soldiers who are wounded, injured or ill in body and soul a greater awareness and recognition in society and to support their path in rehabilitation.
Under the motto “A HOME FOR RESPECT.” the city, together with the German Federal Armed Forces, welcomes around 500 competitors from 22 nations as well as around 1,000 family members and friends to compete in ten disciplines.
Join us on our way to the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 presented by Boeing and look forward to the games in Düsseldorf, Germany!
Harry, Duke of Sussex, announces INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023
Kramp-Karrenbauer announces that the INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF will come to Germany in 2023
The date for INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023 has been set: 09 to 16 September 2023
The Games are over – what remains are the sporting and personal successes of the German team and an overwhelming feeling of togetherness.
As Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games 2023 in Düsseldorf, we are honored to celebrate the global community of military members, veterans and their families and friends. The Invictus Games Foundation shares Boeing’s unwavering commitment to supporting wounded and injured service members as they overcome challenges and pursue their next mission with confidence and respect.
Whoever competes with us has already won. That’s what sets us apart from other international sporting events. Why? Those who compete at the Invictus Games have suffered a blow through wounding, illness or injury. Whether physically or mentally, through the power of sport, our competitors have fought their way back into life.
Many of the competitors at the Invictus Games have no visible injury. Yet they compete with comrades who have a physical limitation. Why is that? What role do mental wounds play in the Invictus Games? And what are psychological wounds anyway? How do they occur? How do they manifest themselves? And can they be healed? In our campaign “Invisible Injuries”, we shed light on these questions and more with those affected, their relatives and experts from the civilian world and the German Armed Forces.
The Invictus Games are coming to Germany for the first time. With them, topics are coming into focus that were previously under represented in the German public sphere. What price can all of our freedom have? How do we as a society deal with our servicewomen and men? How do we show respect for those who give their health or even their lives for our values? These topics and more will be explored in the summer of 2023 under the motto “Summer of Respect” with the kind support of our host town Düsseldorf and our partners.
The conference kicks off the INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023 from a medical-scientific perspective, and provides an opportunity for the worldwide exchange of experience and the further development of medical knowledge for the care of wounded, injured and sick service personnel. In addition, it promotes social dialogue on rehabilitation and reintegration.