Campground opening time!

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  1. charles

    charles Newbie

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    Can someone clear this up for me. It says on the opening times page that the campground will be open wed night from 00:00am. Is this correct? I know that in the last few years the roads have been congested on the tuesday with masses of car's queuing up on the dual carriage-way. But I still remember the campsite always opening at 8am. If it does open at midnight were considering joining the queue on the tuesday.
     
  2. charles

    charles Newbie

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    Ahhhh, ok, just found more info in the festival abc section on this. Regardless, I would still like to hear from anyone who has turned up tuesday night/wednesday morn at 00:00 before. Does it get usually get you a closer pitch to the main arena because thats one of the the main things I want to accomplish this year. In previous years we've always had a round trip from the main arena to the campsite and back that equals to almost 3 miles or something stupid. I would definitely like to cut that by half if possible.

    Not sure about pitching a tent in the dark though.
     
  3. agresionpower

    agresionpower W:O:A Metalgod

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    last year the cmap opened at monday already.. the years before that I was there on sunday, but some people were even camping earlier.
     
  4. IcedTears

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    There are very tall/big lanterns, they light up the campground..;)
     
  5. sparragol

    sparragol Newbie

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    Hi!

    I will arrive to Wacken on tuesday evening, and I would like to set the tent before the sun goes down or almost, before the next morning. I've read somewhere that before Wednesday we will have to pay. Is that true? Is there any chance to camp on tuesday without paying an aditional fee?
    Also, I would appreciatte if someone can tell me how much crowded are the campgrounds at two days before the festival start. I will arrive by car to an unknown town for me (Wacken), with the sun setting, and also speaking very little german... :S. Is it easy to access to the camps by car?

    Thank you all!
     
  6. charles

    charles Newbie

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    Well this will be my sixth time to Wacken since 03 and I have never known of people being in allowed that early. Did you have to pay a fee. Also, does doing this get a you a good spot close to the main arena?

    NO SHIT! Lol.

    Well I have always got there wed morning and by that point its usually packed. So tuesday seems like a good call.
     
  7. Kate McGee

    Kate McGee W:O:A Metalgod

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    Yes!
    No!
    That depends on which campground you are on. ;) Some might be quite crowded (those that are closest to the stages probably - everybody wants to be there), some are completely empty. But.......
    .........whenever you arrive, there are guys who direct you to the campground that is being filled at the moment. Just follow their directions. Sometimes they also take care so that people use an appropriate amount of space so that it's not too crowded and not too empty. Some ought to speak English...so if you speak a little bit of German and they know some English everything ought to be fine.
    So getting onto a campground is quite easy - except if there has been a lot of rain and the ground is in a very muddy condition, because partially you'll be driving on meadows and dirt roads. But you'll definitely make it. ;) If you happen to arrive when it's dark, there's enough light to set up your tent at most places - they have very big spotlights.
    You're welcome :D
     
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    Okay, we're arriving at Monday morning while most of our fellow campers arrive Monday evening or Tuesday. We're flying down, but a few are driving.
    We're thinking about camping at Camp Ground D, so that it won't be filled up as fast. Do you think the guards will allow the cars to go to D on Monday/Tuesday?
     
  9. Kate McGee

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    Possibly. You never know in what order they fill the campgrounds, perhaps D will be full even before you get in. ;) But you really have to keep some free space for your friends who arrive later - if you can, take their tents with you and pitch them - that's the easiest way of reserving enough space. :D But I guess as you're flying that won't be so easy. Probably they will be directed to some other camp and then it'd be easier for you to move to their campground instead of you reserving space for their tents and car...
     
  10. Heavy-D

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    i'm always there from sunday evening since we have to setup the WET stage sound and lights, i've always seen lots of people that come that early and i've had the impression they could enter some camping areas.

    Last year there was a separate camping for the ealry birds, but this people had to move to the official camping grounds on wednesday...

    better check the site or contact the wacken office if you wish to be sure

    on the ABC site :

    so that's the extra area, and you need to move away from it during the night of tuesday and wednesday
     
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  11. agresionpower

    agresionpower W:O:A Metalgod

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    I've done the camping since 2004, it'll cost you about 5-10 euro a day.
     
  12. sparragol

    sparragol Newbie

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    Thank you Kate McGee!

    So I'll arrive there (that's the first quest to achieve), and then I'll improvise depending on what will be going on.

    I've got another question for any of you (though I'm not sure if this is the best thread for it). Is possible to shop some food at the Wacken supermaket on tuesday evening? I'll arrive straight from Hamburg Airport without any reserve, and I don't wanna die by starving.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Quark W:O:A Forumsstammgast

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    You might want to do that in Hamburg Altona (coming from the S-Bahn) railway station.
     
  14. Kate McGee

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    Most shops in Germany are closed at 8 pm, so you'd better get some food in Hamburg or on the way. Just for the first night. I mean, I'm pretty sure you'd find somebody in Wacken (in the village) who's still selling some food at night, and maybe some hot-dog-stand or something like that is already open, but you never know.
     
  15. Heavy-D

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    the restaurant should be open 'till 22hs
     

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