Arrival information for W:O:A 2016

07/31/2016 created by WackenHelge

Certainly a lot of you are already packing their luggage for the journey to the 27th Wacken Open Air! Because of this we've summarized all important info about the upcoming journey.

Please consider the following:
-> If possible please use the attractive offerings from bus and railway. Check out the travel portal for more information
-> avoid peak times (also because of the evening rush hour in Hamburg) on Tuesday, 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday 3pm to 7pm and Thursday 11am to 1pm. So you’ll create a jam- and stress-free journey.
->Include enough time for your journey planning - there are currently lots of construction works on the roads of Germany.
->Take attention of the conduction signs and the information on our well-known Wacken Mobile App.

Early Arrivals – Important!
As every year the official arrival date is Wednesday, 03rd of August at 00:01 am! As already announced an early arrival is not possible before Monday, 1st of August (03.00 pm) – The same goes for people travelling without own vehicle. As every year there will be an extra fee for early-camping which amounts 30 EUR on Monday and 20 EUR on Tuesday until 08:00pm.

Advice to all users of navigation systems:
Only use navigation systems until you achieve the sign-posted travel route. From that point 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 7 as the route towards south-direction.

We also ask all people who arrive with private organized bus tours to register at our bus tour portal 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 an e-mail to:

On spot
-> Please have your tickets ready – Searching for tickets means hectic for you and waiting time for all the others.
-> Please follow the instructions of the stewards and use the assigned areas. They gladly answer your question – after you have parked your car.
-> Keep free traffic- and escape routes. Otherwise you will be towed off - Traffic and escape routes are marked with barrier tape and are really important for rescue vehicles and firefighters.
-> Keep in mind, that you have to follow the parking- and camping regulations at all areas.
-> Please also keep in mind our visitor, parking and camping regulations: There will be each two rows of vehicles and in the space between them. There you can build up all your tents and other camping items - The ruts behind your car will serve as traffic and escape route for you and rescue / emergency forces.
-> Camping Area Y: Guests who have booked services of the Camperpark Wacken and those who reserved a spot for their Camper on Campground Y will be guided to Gribbohm and from there to Campground Y. Please follow the instructions of the stewards!
-> Campers and caravans without booked service for Y will be admitted to the campground R and V.

We thank you for your support and wish you a relaxed and secure journey without any breakdowns.

See you in Wacken - rain or shine

W:O:A team

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