The Amazing Race Season 34 Season 01 Description
- Munich, Bavaria, Germany (Nymphenburg Palace) (Starting Line & Scramble)
- Munich (Luitpoldpark)
- Munich (Englischer Garten – Seehaus Biergarten)
- Munich (Augustiner-Keller Biergarten)
- Munich (Friedensengel )
In this season’s first Roadblock, one team member had to use the provided tools to free a puzzle piece from an ice block.
- Additional tasks
- At Luitpoldpark, teams had to roll a beer keg through an obstacle course within 55 seconds to receive a puzzle piece.
- At Seehaus Biergarten, teams had to use a two-man saw to saw completely through a log to the beat of Bavarian music to receive a puzzle piece.
- Additional notes
- This leg was announced as The Amazing Race‘s 400th leg.
- At the start of the leg, teams encountered a new obstacle called the Scramble. Teams were told the locations of all three tasks, which were inspired by Oktoberfest, that they could complete in any order. After completing each task, teams would receive a puzzle piece, which when all three were combined would form the location of the Pit Stop.
The Amazing Race Show Description
The Amazing Race is an American adventure reality game show in which 11 or 12 teams of two race around the world (except the Family edition which featured 10 teams of four). The race is split into legs, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and travel by airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs, while the first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since September 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the American version is also broadcast to several other countries.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS Studios and ABC Signature (divisions of ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company, respectively). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it ten out of fifteen times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The series was renewed for a 33rd season, but filming on the season was suspended in February 2020 after three episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new COVID-19 precautions in place, the race completed filming from September to October 2021, and is set to premiere on January 5, 2022