Innsbruck is to host the 2022 Junior World Championships ©Getty Images

Innsbruck has been confirmed as the new host of the 2022 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Junior World Championships, replacing the Königssee sliding track, which was badly damaged during the recent floods in Germany.

The Austrian city, which hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games, is one of three locations that will step in for the affected venue.

Altenberg and Winterberg in Germany are to hold an IBSF World Cup leg and the Skeleton Europe Cup respectively.

Winterberg's Skeleton Europe Cup is set to be held from November 16 to 20.

The Altenberg World Cup is scheduled to take place from December 3 to 5 and will also incorporate the Skeleton Intercontinental Cup into the competition.

Innsbruck is then due to hold the Junior World Championships from January 17 to 23 2022.

"The images of the destroyed Lotto Bayern Eisarena Königssee, which like the whole region was a victim of heavy rain and mudflows, were a moment of shock for all of us," said IBSF President Ivo Ferriani.

"Our thoughts are with the residents of the Berchtesgaden-Königssee region and those responsible for the track."

The world's oldest artificial ice track was damaged in July by mudflow following heavy rainfall in Europe, leading to severe flooding across the continent.

A total of 184 people from Germany died in the floods, as well as 42 from Belgium and one from Italy, Romania and Austria respectively.

It was the deadliest natural disaster in Germany since the North Sea Flood of 1962, which claimed the lives of 347 people in The Netherlands and Germany.

In the response to the natural disaster, the German Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skeleton Federation (BSD) set up a donation account to help with the recovery of the Berchtesgaden region, as well as help repair the track in time for the 2022-2023 season.

"It is of particular concern to us to emphasise that the account set up is not a donation account in favour of the reconstruction of the ice arena at Königssee," said BSD chairman Thomas Schwab.

"We created the account for the benefit of the flood victims in the Berchtesgaden region.

"The charity campaign is intended to show how connected sport is in its native regions and in this way we would like to give something back to the citizens who always support us so generously at our events."

An IBSF official previously confirmed to insidethegames, the Königssee track was "destroyed" for the 2021-2022 season.