The date for the 2017 meeting: Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 14:00 hrs! The "hard core" will probably arrive again on Friday and turn night into day, so we will not start on Saturday until around 2 pm... 😉
Up to now the meetings have always taken place in Düsseldorf - but traditions are there to be broken:
In August 2017 we will not meet in Düsseldorf, but in my home town 46499 Hamminkeln-Dingden! We have here at the edge of our 7.000 soul village a really nice recreation area with a big lake in the centre: Recreation area Dingdener Heide
The meeting takes place in the middle of beautiful nature and whoever likes can swim in the lake. there is a children's playground, possibility for volleyball/soccer, a boules court, electricity connections, well-kept showers and toilets, a restaurant, great walks through the woods and the nature reserve "Dingdener Heide", barbecue areas, fireplace - in short: everything we didn't have in Düsseldorf so far. By the way, in this video you can see the meeting point from 0:45: Video
You can camp around the lake at very fair prices or come with your camper/caravan or even stay in one of the floating tents (!) between the trees. For those who prefer a "real bed" there is a nice middle class hotel less than three kilometres away: Hotel Hoffmann
Who would like to have it particularly low-priced, look at Bushman Inn (about 5 km away from the meeting point) and for those who prefer a more comfortable stay, there is Hotel Residence Various shopping facilities (REWE, Norma, various bakeries/pizzerias/ snack bars) are located just under two kilometres from the meeting point.
I see. DINGDEN is actually located in western NRW, right on the border between Münsterland and the lower rhine. about 45 minutes from the centre of the Ruhr area and only 15 minutes from the Dutch border! please click on the small graphic below. it will enlarge and you will see where this legendary Dingden lies... 🙂
We will bring a small ball grill, which everyone is welcome to use, as well as charcoal. on site there will be the possibility to enjoy the delicious, dark Takamaka Rum ("Takamaka Spiced") for sale!
Ideally bring the following utensils with you:
eine Sitzgelegenheit (Klappstuhl, Bierkasten oder was auch immer) ggf. Eure Übernachtungsmöglichkeit (Zelt, Wohnwagen, Schlafsack, …) Sonnencreme + Badehose! 🙂 einen Grill (unser ist wirklich winzig) Grillfleisch o.ä. Getränke (keine Kühlmöglichkeit vor Ort, daher ggf. Kühltasche o.ä.) Gläser/Becher Geschirr + Besteck Müllbeutel
Of course it would be great if there were volunteers who could contribute a salad etc. We will bring the extra tasty zaziki, Sabrina's famous pasta salad and curry ketchup, and everything else (more salads, barbecue sauces, bread etc.) you are welcome to contribute!
Please get in touch by 20 August 2017 at the latest by e-mail so that we know how many people will be attending! and then please let me know what you will be contributing, too. it would be silly if there were 23x sausage salad afterwards, but not a single potato salad... 😉
Feel free to contact us at any time if you need further information.