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Appsterdam in Germany! Let's have a kohlfahrt!

  • Feb 23, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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A kohl-what?!?

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!

This event is in partnership with Cocoaheads Bremen.

The Details:

Payment: The €58,50 price will pay for all-you-can-drink booze and all-you-can-eat food. Please PayPal to [masked]. Wire transfer is also possible if you are unable to PayPal. Please contact Alex directly.

Transportation from Amsterdam:
By train: A roundtrip ticket from Amsterdam Centraal is about €47. Duration: 4.5-5 hrs. Plan on arriving in Bremen Hbf either the day before or by 13:30 on February 23. 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.
By car: If enough people are trekking from Amsterdam, and we have someone with a European drivers license, we will rent a van to save us money and plan to arrive on Friday, Feb 22.

Accommodation: Various people in Bremen have offered their rooms/couches/beds for out-of-towners. For sleeping arrangements, please mention it in your RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Chen
Twitter: @judykitteh email: [masked]

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  • Volker M.

    Please, send moar photons!!!

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Volker M.

      Where are the photos you all took of this wonderful event!?

      February 27, 2013

  • Maxie K.

    I'm still happy I managed to come along, even though I'm really ill now.
    Thanks to everyone for being the best crowd possible to invade our home

    3 · February 25, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Like last year, this was awesome!
    Thanks to all of you who made this happen!

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Merel I.

    Had a wonderful time! Thanks everyone, and especially Maxie and Alex for their hospitality!

    2 · February 25, 2013

  • Ümit M.

    Had a blast, thx to everyone for such a nice time together

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Judy C.

    Hi köhlfahrters (is that a word?),

    Please be sure to send payment to Alex if you haven't done so yet. We need to pay the restaurant by January 25. If you need to cancel later on, you have until February 9 to tell us and receive a full refund. Bedankt and danke schön!

    1 · January 20, 2013

    • Valentina R.

      ok

      January 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      it's "Kohlfahrer". ;-) Viel Spass!

      February 19, 2013

  • Judy C.

    Hi guys! I'm about to send out an email to you about transportation and accommodation. Is anyone in Bremen able to house Samuel and his dog, Blynken? They'll arrive on Friday with the rest of the Appsterdammers from Amsterdam.

    February 9, 2013

    • Judy C.

      FYI: Thanks to Maxie's magical powers, this has been sorted out. :)

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • Alexander R.

    Remember to let us know in the comments if you need a place to sleep in Bremen.

    January 15, 2013

    • Rieta A.

      Hi Alex, could you help with a place to stay? Just for saturday to sunday.

      February 5, 2013

    • Judy C.

      Hi Rieta, I am about to send an email out to the group to get that all arranged. :)

      1 · February 9, 2013

  • Marius L.

    I am looking for a place to stay for the night.

    January 24, 2013

  • Samuel "Ryan" G.

    I'm coming as long as Blynken can come.

    January 17, 2013

  • Merel I.

    Howdy, I could also use a couch to crash on.

    January 16, 2013

  • Merel I.

    Whoohoo! Wanted to join last but couldn't, super happy I can make it this year! :D

    January 16, 2013

  • Alexander R.

    If you haven't been to Bremen before, Wikivoyage just launched. Here's some information on visiting Bremen: http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Bremen

    January 16, 2013

    • Ümit M.

      Bremen is great! Only the football team sux!

      January 16, 2013

  • Bilge U.

    We're also looking for a place to stay. (Sat to Sun)

    January 16, 2013

  • Bilge U.

    searching for sleeping arrangement

    January 15, 2013

  • Jonas P.

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Let’s do this!

    January 14, 2013

  • Valentina R.

    sorry, I was waiting for a meeting to be confirmed those days, now it's confirmed, I leave my place to someone else

    January 14, 2013

  • Valentina R.

    this year I am not going to miss it!

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • Judy C.

    If you're not 100% sure whether you can come, please try to RSVP by Jan 24 anyway so we can give the restaurant a more accurate number. Danke schön!

    January 14, 2013

  • Rieta A.

    Kom maar op met die Kooltocht :-)

    January 14, 2013

  • Helge S.

    bin dabei!

    January 14, 2013

  • Karl B.

    I have a sofa bed to offer...

    January 14, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Appsterdam in Germany! Let's have a kohlfahrt!

Refunds offered if:

  • you can cancel at least 14 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: If you need to cancel your RSVP, you must do so by February 9. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting your payment of €58,50. Please email alexander.repty@mac.com to process your refund.

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