Visitor, parking and camping regulations - Wacken Winter Nights 2019

To ensure safety, order and peaceful relations on the parking and camping areas, each attendee must act appropriately so that no one is harmed, threatened, harassed or molested. Attendee is any person who is staying at the festival site (festival visitor, service provider, day guests, VIP, media etc.)

The festival site includes all areas to which access is only granted with a valid festival ticket or other access authorization from the organizer, including in particular the event area Reselithweg 17, 25596 Wacken and adjacent area, parking and camping area and parking zones ("festival ground").

With the entrance to the festival site the attendees accept the visitors parking and camping rules.


1.1. SST Seaside Touring GmbH & Co. KG is the legal landlord of the festival grounds. They may transfer this right to third parties. Instructions of the planning and transport service personnel are to be obeyed.

1.2. In case of contravention of the visitors, parking or camping rules, or if a violation of the visitors parking and camping rules is imminent, the person responsible must leave the festival and may not return. The ticket, the wristband or other access authorization will lose its validity. The entry fee will not be refunded. The organizer claims compensation for damages against anyone who culpably causes damage to the festival site. In case that a visitor commits a criminal offence on the festival grounds (e.g. drug trafficking, assault, theft, sexual assault, fraud, Infringement of trade mark and other intellectual property rights of the organizer etc.) he will be expelled immediately of the festival grounds without any warning. The facts will also be reported to the police.


2.1. Access and residence at the festival site is only permitted with a valid and not devalued ticket, or a devalued ticket or access authorisation, or a devalued ticket or access authorisation, or an undamaged original wrist band. The access identification is to be presented unsolicited.

2.2. The campgrounds are limited to the allocated area, the assignment is mandatory; a right to a certain area does not exist. When leaving the site, a return to the same spot is not guaranteed. Vehicles must be operated at walking speed during arrival and departure. The accessibility of the roads is subject to weather and ground conditions. In case of poor soil conditions driving bans can be arranged. Due to security reasons a relocation to other areas can exceptionally be arranged. Camping is allowed next to motor vehicles (If the weather situation requires so, a separation of camping and parking may be arranged). The traffic rules must be obeyed throughout the festival area.

2.3. The staff is authorised to inspect vehicles, persons and luggage for prohibited items. If control is denied, or prohibited items are carried, access to the premises will be denied or the person responsible will have to leave the festival.

2.4. The festival area must not be driven on with agricultural equipment, stretchers and other heavy equipment that can cause serious damage to the ground of the festival area without prior written consent of the organizer.


3.1. Every attendee is also responsible for his or her own safety. This means that he or she must act in respect to the conditions during their stay and heed the appropriate precautions. This includes in particular:
3.1.1. The use of a winter-suitable and water-resistant camping equipment.

3.1.2. A weather suitable construction of the camp, as well as the observance of wind load and snow load limits.

3.1.3. Use of winterproof weather protection and sleeping equipment.

3.1.4. Only Use heating and heating agents approved for the respective application (Attention: Danger of life by suffocation when used indoors or in tents!!!). Non-installed and untested liquefied petroleum gas installations must not be used in camping cars, caravans and tents. LPGs used outdoors must be operationally safe and must be operated by trained persons. It is forbidden to store liquefied petroleum gas above your daily requirements. (See also section 10).

3.1.5. Use of protective clothes against cold and wetness as well as an adequate provision of dry spare clothing.

3.1.6. Make yourself familiar with the festival area for the event that evacuation of the venue is necessary. Note the sector names!

3.2. Every attendee must behave in a way that no one is harmed, threatened, harassed or molested. Physical violence against other visitors, staff of the organizer or any other persons is forbidden. It is forbidden to throw objects at other visitors, or tents, or to urinate outside the toilets to relieve himself, to spray/paint or pollute things. From 12 o´clock at night the volume of music systems has to be reduced to a tolerable level for the camping community. Power generating sets should only be used if they are dependable, no environmental hazard is to be expected, the exhaust fumes don´t endanger others and no other guest feels harassed by the noise.

3.3. Glass bottles of any kind, animals / pets, weapons of all kinds (also in the technical sense) - except LARP / foam weapons, so called selfie sticks, flares, pyrotechnics, sparklers, sky lanterns, vuvuzelas, megaphones and shirts from right winged bands, bulky waste (old sofas, chairs, building materials, wood, etc. ) and dangerous objects of any kind (condensed: prohibited items) are not allowed to be brought onto the site or used there, unless the organizer has given his written consent or approval. The organizer is entitled to retain prohibited items and to temporarily take possession.

3.4. Without prior written consent or approval of the organizer, no one may bring or use photo and video cameras, drones or other recording devices at the festival site, that are in their equipment, type and size obviously not only for private use. It is also forbidden to produce image, image/audio or audio recordings with common equipment (mobile camera, GoPro etc.) if those recordings are not exclusively for private and non-commercial purposes.

3.5. It is forbidden to do commercial trade, marketing activities or commercial activities without prior approval and consent through the organizer in written form. Advertising of any kind, i.e., advertising a product, service, philosophy of life, religion, labor union, party, company or brand, sharing out or presenting political or religious content of any kind (f. e. through flyer, banner, signs etc.) as well as the installation of decorations and other items throughout the festival grounds, are prohibited.


4.1. The Campgrounds open on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 4 p.m. The Campground has to be cleared by Monday, February 25th, 2019, 12 p.m. (noon).

4.2. The costs for parking and camping on the festival site are not included in the ticket price. Additional Fees apply per person:

Camping 4 Nights (without vehicle) 10,- €
Camping 4 Nights (with vehicle) 39,- €
Camping 2 Nights (with vehicle) 29,- €
Camping 1 Night (with vehicle) 19,- €

4.3. Attendees arriving earlier will be banned from the area. Attendees not leaving in time will be unplaced subject to charge. Camping in public areas is forbidden and will be reported to the police.


5.1. The camping site is an area in which camping and parking is mutually allowed.

5.2. Motorcycles can be parked everywhere at the mixed camping area. The motorcyclist is responsible that the motorcycle is parked properly and stable.

5.3. Visitors arriving by train / shuttle bus, coaches, taxis can reach the car-free campsite by foot via the check point at the bus shuttle stop via the free shuttle provided by the organizer.


The traffic, escape and emergency/protection routes are marked through a red/white barrier tape – it is not allowed to park or camp on these routes. In case of contravention the routes will be cleared or vehicles will be hauled off against a fee.


Weather conditions affect the camping and festival area. The visitor is obliged to regularly inform himself about current weather conditions, particularly about the approach of short dated meteorological events (such as thunderstorms, hail, storms, etc.)


Camping is permitted within the usual range on the allocated areas, i.e. digging hollows, holes and trenches, and the construction of towers, racks and other devices is not permitted.
The tent structures must be site and weather proofed and the visitor is responsible for the safety of facilities he set up. Unsafe facilities may be dismounted at the expense of the visitor and taken off.


Infrastructure, equipment and all facilities of the campsite must be kept clean and handled with care. Wastewater may only be emptied in designated drains. The assigned area has to be cleaned regularly due to the hazard of fire, waste has to be collected and disposed at the designated areas on the festival site. At the end of the event, the campsite is to be left in a good condition. All waste must be disposed at suitably equipped garbage collection points in the provided tons / container. To keep the site clean free garbage bags are available at the staff.


10.1. BBQ and campfires in fireproof bowls with an external diameter of maximum 50cm and a minimum distance from the ground of 25cm is allowed outdoors. all other forms of open fire and campfires are prohibited.

10.2. Only commercially purchased charcoal lighter, gas cartridges, gas bottles (only permanently installed in the camper or motorhome) and BBQ equipment are allowed. Impermanently installed LPG´s may only be used outdoors.

All gas appliances must be in good technical condition and comply with the German DIN Standard. Only gas cartridges up to a maximum filling weight of 450 g and gas bottles of 5 Kg can be used.
Commercially used LPG systems must be operated by personnel meeting the industrial requirements and in accordance with applicable rules (inter alia BGV V79 / TRB 280). The storage of liquid gas is only allowed at intended and compliant gas bearings which can only be set up with a written consent or approval by the organizer. Installed gas and liquid gas installations have to show valid pressure tests.

10.3. Only food fit for BBQ may be placed on a burning BBQ grill. Other items may not be thrown on the burning charcoal briquettes, especially no GAS CARTRIDGES.

10.4. After BBQ the charcoal must be cooling. By cooling the charcoal with water a huge amount of hot steam will arise which can cause scaldings. It is forbidden to pour the coal on the grass.

10.5. In case of strong winds of more than 2 bft or similar weather conditions, BBQ or lighting campfires may be prohibited for safety reasons. In any case of fire the firefighters, security service or staff must be informed immediately.

10.6. Aggregates up to 2 kW are allowed on the parking and camping areas as they are in perfect condition and do not lose any oil or fuel. The operation is permitted until midnight. Per vehicle a maximum of 5 litres of fuel may be carried in auxiliary tanks.


The organizer and third parties commissioned by the organizer have the right to produce audio, visual and audio-visual recordings of the guests within the event without remuneration for the depicted person and to fully use and let use these recordings in all existing and future media, but in particular not exclusively for reporting at all media including internet, sound and film recordings , for promoting the Wacken Open Air, for acquiring sponsors and for all other business activities of the organizer and cooperating companies. All these rights can also be transferred to third parties.


The organizer is not liable for lost or damaged property. Parking and camping at designated parking areas and the campground is at own risk.

13. Security Advice
The visitors are obliged to observe the safety instructions of the organizer.

WACKEN, February 2019

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