Join us on February 15 as we celebrate our 4th Annual Kohlfahrt in Bremen, Germany!
The season of long nights in northern Europe can become dreary and depressing, and a winter feast is just the thing, but trudging through snow to the feasting hall isn't any kind of fun—unless you make it fun. Thus was born the northern German tradition of the Kohlfahrt, or "cabbage quest." Join us as we brave Bremen's frozen forests, dragging wagons of booze. Along the way we will make frequent stops to lighten our load with drinking games, and lighten our mood with party games.
Upon arriving at the feasting hall, we will slake our thirst with soup and beer, and fill our bellies with sausage, potatoes, and lest we forget—cabbage. The people who eat the most and dominate the games are crowned Cabbage King and Queen, and granted the solemn duty of organizing next year's kohlfahrt. Then we dance the night away like people who don't know how to dance, but aren't about to let that stop them from having a good time.
Did we mention the booze wagon? Check out some photos of last year's kohlfahrt from @mariusLAN and @_jona_as!
This event is in partnership with Cocoaheads Bremen.
Payment: The €60 price will pay for all-you-can-eat food and drinks. Please wire your money to Alexander Repty; details are in comments below. You can also Paypal to [masked], but wire transfer is preferred. Payment is due January 31st.
Transportation from Amsterdam:
By train: A roundtrip ticket from Amsterdam Centraal is about €58. Duration: 4.5-5 hrs. Plan on arriving in Bremen Hbf either the day before or by 2:00pm on February 15. Check bahn.com for accurate rates and availability.
By bus: A roundtrip ticket is €47-68. Duration: 6 hrs. Check touring.de for accurate rates and availability.
Accommodation: A couple people in Bremen might have rooms/couches/beds for out-of-towners. We can also book rooms at a local hostel. For sleeping arrangements, please mention it in your RSVP.
You will need some walking shoes - preferably warm shoes. Get a cap or something similar to protect your ears - it's windy. It's gonna be cold, so dressing in layers is highly recommend. But remember there will be music and dancing after dinner so you'll want to have something nice on underneath for when we get to the restaurant.
Please let us know if you have Kohlfahrtgläser or a couch to offer.
If you have any questions, please email Judy Chen: [masked]