Visitor, Park and Camping Regulations - W:O:A 2018

In order to ensure safety, order and a prosperous cooperation on the camping areas, every visitor has to behave in such a way that no one else is harmed, endangered, hindered or harassed. Visitors are any person staying on the festival grounds (festival visitors, service providers, day guests, VIP, media etc.).

The festival area includes all areas to which access is only granted with a valid festival ticket or other access authorization of the organizer, in particular the event area of the municipality of Wacken - also called Infield (area in front of main and secondary stages), Wackinger Village, Wacken Center, Wacken Plaza, park and camping area, Bullhead City Circus.

By entering the festival area, visitors accept these visitor, park and camping regulations.


1.1. The ICS Festival Service GmbH exercises the house right on the entire festival area. The camping areas also belong to this festival area. It may transfer this right to third parties. Instructions of the security and traffic service personnel must be obeyed.

1.2. In case of violation of the visitor, park or camping regulations or if a violation of the visitor, park and camping regulations is imminent, a house ban can be pronounced. The ticket, the festival ribbon or other access rights lose their validity, the admission price is not refunded. The organizer reserves the right to claim damages against anyone who culpably causes damage on the festival grounds. If a visitor commits a criminal offence within the meaning of the penal code (especially but not exclusively: drug trafficking, bodily injury, theft, sexual assault, fraud, infringement of trademark rights and other industrial property rights of the organizer etc.) the visitor will be expelled from the festival site immediately and without prior warning and the facts will be reported to the police.

1.3. The instructions of the orderly staff must be followed without fail.


2.1. Access to and stay on the festival grounds is only permitted with a valid and not validated ticket or access authorization or with a valid and valid admission ticket or access authorization and a valid, intact original festival band (also called wristband). Access credentials must be presented without request.

2.2. The parking spaces are limited to the assigned area parts, the assignment is binding, a claim to a certain area does not exist. There is no guarantee that you will be able to return to the same place when you leave the course. The site may only be used for arrival or departure. The navigability of the paths depends on the weather and the ground. Driving bans can be imposed for a limited period in poor soil and road conditions. For security reasons, the move to another location can be arranged in exceptional cases. Camping is basically possible directly at the car (if the weather situation requires it, a separation of camping and parking can be arranged). The road traffic regulations apply on the whole festival area.

2.3. The security staff is authorized to check vehicles, persons and luggage for prohibited objects. If the inspection is refused or prohibited objects are carried, entry/access to the site is denied or the expulsion from the site is imminent.

2.4. Agricultural tractors, tractors and other heavy equipment that could seriously damage the ground of the festival area may not enter the festival area without the prior written consent of the organizer. There is a separate parking area for heavy-duty vehicles upon registration.


3.1. In principle, every visitor must behave in such a way that no one else is harmed, endangered, hindered or harassed. Physical violence against other visitors, staff of the organizer or other persons is prohibited. It is forbidden to throw objects at other visitors or tents, to urinate outside the toilets or to do one's necessities, to paint, spray or stain things. From midnight, the volume of music systems must generally be reduced to a level that is acceptable to the camping community. Generators may only be operated if they are safe to operate and as long as no environmental hazard is to be feared and the exhaust gases do not endanger persons and no other guest feels annoyed by the noise.

3.2. Glass bottles of any kind, animals/pets, weapons of any kind (also in the technical sense), so-called selfie sticks, torches, pyrotechnic objects, sparklers, sky lanterns, vuvuzelas, megaphones, drones, shirts (of bands) with right radical background, firewood, bulky waste (old sofas, armchairs, building material, wood etc.) as well as dangerous objects of any kind (together "prohibited objects") may not be brought to the grounds or used there without prior written consent or permission of the organizer. The organizer is entitled to temporarily store and take possession of prohibited items.

3.3. Without the prior written consent or approval of the organizer, no one may bring or use photographic, film or video cameras, drones or other recording equipment which, due to their equipment, type and size, are obviously not only for private use on the festival grounds. The use of drones is strictly prohibited. It is also prohibited to produce image, image, sound or sound recordings with common equipment (mobile phone camera, GoPro etc.) as long as the recordings are not exclusively for private, non-commercial purposes.

3.4. It is prohibited to trade commercially, carry out marketing campaigns or advertising measures without the written consent or approval of the organizer. Advertising of any kind, i.e. advertising of a product, service, ideology or religion, trade union or party, company or brand, distribution or presentation of political or religious content in any form (e.g. on leaflets, banners, signs, etc.) as well as the placement of decorations and other objects on the entire festival grounds are strictly prohibited.


The costs for parking and camping on the festival area from Monday, 30.07.2018 at 03:00 pm are included in the ticket price. The festival area must be cleared by 12:00 pm on Sunday, 05.08.2018 at the latest.


5.1. The camping area is divided into a pure camping area (without vehicles), a pure parking area (without camping - day parking) and a mixed area where camping and parking next to each other is allowed.

5.2. For people with disabilities, a camping area close to the festival (Wheels of Steel Area) is provided for all those who have listed a G (walking disability), AG (extraordinary walking disability) and/or a B (dependent on accompanying person) in their severely disabled pass. There will be no advance reservation for this area! Moreover, camping on the site is only possible as long as space is available.

5.3. Motorhomes, caravan sets and heavy vehicles can be parked on area T after allocation, with support vehicles generally permitted.

5.4. Motorcycles can be parked anywhere in the mixed area. The driver is responsible for proper and stable parking.

5.5. Visitors arriving by train / shuttle bus, coach or taxi can reach the car-free camping site via the entrance at the bus shuttle site on foot.

5.6. VIP use the specially equipped VIP camping area; alternatively, of course, they can also use the general camping areas.

6. TRANSPORT and Road Safety

The traffic, escape and rescue/fire protection routes are marked with barrier tape - no parking or camping is allowed on these. In case of violation, the vehicle will be cleared or towed away at the owner's expense


The camping and festival area is exposed to the weather conditions. The visitors are obliged to inform themselves regularly about the weather and especially the approach of short-term weather events (thunderstorms, hail, storm etc.).


It is allowed to use the allocated stand area for camping and tents in the usual frame, i.e. the excavation of hollows, holes and trenches is not allowed any more than the construction of towers, racks and other devices. The tent structures must be stable and weatherproof and the visitor is responsible for the traffic safety of the facilities set up by him/herself. Non-safe facilities can be dismantled and removed from the site at the visitor's expense.


Paths, facilities and all facilities on the campsite must be kept clean and treated with care. Waste water may only be discharged into drains provided for this purpose. For fire protection reasons, the allocated stand must be regularly cleared of waste, the waste must be collected and the waste must be disposed of at the waste collection points set up for this purpose. At the end of the stay, the pitches must be left in a tidy condition. All waste must be disposed of in the bins / containers provided at the waste collection points set up for this purpose. To collect garbage, additional garbage bags are available free of charge at the band distribution desk or from the Metal Trash Teams


10.1. Barbecuing is allowed, open fire and campfire are forbidden

10.2. Only tested and technically faultless charcoal lighters, gas cartridges, gas cylinders (only permanently mounted in the camper) and grills are permitted. All gas appliances must be in a technically perfect condition and comply with German DIN standards. Only gas cartridges (piercing and valve cartridges) up to a maximum filling weight of 450g and gas cylinders up to 5kg may be used.

Liquid gas systems installed in vehicles must have a valid gas pressure test.

10.3. Only barbecue food may be placed on the burning grill and nothing may be thrown on the glowing coals other than barbecue food, in particular NO GAS CARTRIDGES

10.4. After the barbecue, the coal has to burn out and the sudden extinguishing with water produces large quantities of hot steam, which causes scalding. It is forbidden to pour coal onto the lawn for annealing

10.5. Barbecuing may be prohibited in storms or similar weather conditions for safety reasons. If a fire breaks out, the security service must be informed immediately, even if the fire itself could be extinguished

10.6. Aggregates up to 2 KW output power are permitted on the parking and camping areas if they are in perfect condition and in particular do not lose any oil or fuel. Operation is permitted until 24.00 hours. A maximum of 5 liters of fuel may be carried in additional tanks per vehicle. Units are to be used in technically perfect condition. Only tested units approved in the Federal Republic of Germany may be put into operation.

11. RIGHT ON OWN IMAGE / Consent

The organizer and third parties commissioned by him are entitled to produce image, sound and video recordings of the visitors within the framework of the events without remuneration for the persons depicted and to use them in every way comprehensively in all known and future media of the organizer or have them used, especially but not exclusively for reporting in all own media, including the Internet, on sound or video carriers and for advertising the Wacken Open Air. This data can be used for journalistic evaluation.


The organizer is not liable for lost or damaged objects, except in cases of intent and gross negligence. Parking and camping on designated parking lots or the camping site is at your own risk.


Visitors are obliged to observe the organizer's safety instructions.

Wacken, July 2018 - subject to alterations

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