Journey information - Important!
Certainly a lot of you are still packing their cases for the journey to the 22nd Wacken Open Air! Because of this we´ve summed up again all important info about the journey.
Please consider the following:
-> If possible please use the attractive offerings from bus and railway
-> Use the opportunity of an early arrival – avoid peak times (also because of the evening rush hour in Hamburg) tuesday, 17:00 till 19:00 o’clock, wednesday 15:00 till 19:00 o’clock and thursday 11:00 till 13:00 o’clock. So you’ll create a jam- and stressfree journey. Keep attention of the conduction signs, the current information on our mobile phone homepage mobile.wacken.com and on our new Wacken mobile app.
Early Arrivals – Important
As every year the official arrival date is Wednesday (the 3rd of July) at 00:01 H! For those of you who can´t wait and will arrive earlier, we have to say that an arrival before Monday 1st of August 3pm is definitely not possible! The campgrounds will open their doors exactly at 3pm and everyone who arrives earlier will be redirected to an alternative camping area which is definitely NOT part of the festival area. So please consider if you are willing to build up your camps twice. Further there will be, as every year, an extra fee for early-camping which amounts 20 EUR on Monday the 1st August and 10 EUR und Tuesday until 00:00 H. .
Advice to all users of navigation systems:
Only use navigation systems untill you achieve the signposted travel route. From then on you can trust our guidance-system. Much more important is this fact for your departure! Because then we are depend on the fact that not all of you hit the same freeway. So please follow our departure-advices, even if they look like a detour. Please use your navigation system not before you are on the freeway. At least this helps to prevent the traffic-jam in Northern Germany. ATTENTION: For the departure we use both freeway A 23 and freeway A 7as the rout toward south-direction.
We also ask all bus companies to register at our bus tour portal http://woa-bus.kals.de This makes the dispatch of the busses much easier and grants a continuous traffic flow. Same goes for the departure because every bus needs a pass which will only be handed out after registering in our bus portal. In case of questions write a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
-> Please have your tickets ready – Searching for tickets means hectic for you and waitingtime for all the others.
-> Please follow the instructions of the stewards and use the assigned areas. They gladly answer your question – after you parked your car.
-> Keep free traffic- and escape routes.
-> Keep in mind, that you have follow the praking- and campingorder at all areas – read the Festival ABC.
Please also consider the helpful hints in our Journey section.
We thank you for your support and wish you a relaxed and secure journey without any breakdowns.
See you in Wacken - rain - or shine