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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 (http://www.grasberger-hof.de/pages/kohlfahrten/kohlfahrten.htm), 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 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexrepty/sets/72157629147435306/)!
This event is in partnership with Cocoaheads Bremen (http://cocoaheads.org/de/Bremen/index.html).
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 (http://bahn.com/i/view/index.shtml) for accurate rates and availability.
By bus: A roundtrip ticket is €47-68. Duration: 6 hrs. Check touring.de (http://www.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 (https://twitter.com/judykitteh) email: [masked]