More fresh, more delicate and individual: These are the attributes of the young festival concept for the Travemuende Week (21. until 30 July). The Bruegmanngarten is presenting itself with a completely new layout with floor shows and fine cuisine as well as an event area for kids and young people. The avenue next to the beach is getting a Northern Holsten beer garden, the marine pilot station will become a central festival stage, and the beach club "Schiff ahoi" is joining the already existing and proven clubs at the Northern pier. The media tent from the newspaper Luebecker Nachrichten and the radio station Norddeutscher Rundfunk is offering a program suitable for all ages with daily focal points, and the sailing competitions will be broadcasted on two additional video screens (20 m² each) next to the SAP Sail Cube and thus more integrated into the festival event.
The Travemuende Week as the central event of Luebeck's beautiful daughter at the Baltic Sea is catering for the needs and wishes of the visitors by rearranging the festival accordingly. On the basis of the new offer in the Bruegmanngarten, which is supposed to invite the guests of the hotels nearby to stay, there are more changes in the around 80,000 square metre festival area, where arts, concerts and food experience, sports, fun and shopping are being offered.
Please find here all informations on the festival program in a brochure: Download brochure TW 2017.
The Bruegmanngarten is changing from the Travemuende Week's concert arena to a fine festival garden. "In a common campaign of the Luebeck Yacht Club, the municipal utilities of the city of Luebeck and the hotels nearby a new concept with a fine new atmosphere was established", reported Uwe Bergmann, Manager of the Hamburg event agency uba. "We are following the new event trend, that the visitors do not just concentrate on a central stage, but looking for a detailed offer, which they can adjust according to their individual needs." In the well maintained area, there will be a floor show with street theatre, cozy gigs and dancing performances on a specified area. Acrobatics and juggling will offer moments of amazement. The sound instruments of Etienne Favre, the "Kunstturm" ("Arts Tower") and "Radio Parkas" are further performance acts. An exquisite offer with a wine village, fine meat specialities and a food truck emphasise the flair of the summer festival, which is continuing the whole day until the evening.
The young visitors can have their fun in the direct neighbourhood. The travel agency Schauinsland-Reisen is bringing the City-Slide, the longest and highest inflatable giant slide, to Travemuende for the first time in 2017. Every day from 12:00 until 18:00, young visitors and those young at heart can plunge down from the 15 metre high launch platform to the smooth surface to experience a real speed rush. The Travemuende Week is thus part of the City Slide Tour, which is coming to seven German cities. Next to the giant slide, further fun and event modules are being set up.
The high-quality atmosphere can also be found next to the Bruegmanngarten. The small shopping mile starts nearby the station and is leading to the small piazza at the beach avenue with the waterworks, surrounded by tents with food and drinks. A small stage is offering entertainment during holiday shopping.
With the Holsten beer garden "Hafenkante", the beach avenue is having a new central point this year. Next to the Bruegmanngarten, the beer garden invites the guest to stop and thus interrupts the flow of visitors in a very pleasant way. Northern German food, a brewed beer and the clear view at the beach and the sea are pure pleasure at one of the most beautiful watersides of Travemuende. The beach avenue is not just characterised by the North of Germany, but the whole variety of different food from the world is being offered on this strip in direction to the mouth of the river Trave - from European to Asian food, from sweet to sour, from light to hearty.
Marine Pilot Station / Holsten Beach Area
Surrounding the place at the marine pilot station, the concert guests can find what their hearts desire during the late afternoon and the evening and night hours. The local stage will this year be upgraded to a central festival stage and hosts daily top acts of the TW stage program: Cult and cover bands, rising talents, stars from the casting shows and local stars are performing here - rock, pop, funk and soul or just party music. Great concerts are on the program.
So the party animals of the Travemuende Week are in their element and have a direct connection to the party locations at the beach. Because the Holsten Beach Area is in the meanwhile a must for night owls. A permanent audience has been enjoying the giant beach club ensemble with the clubs "Team 412", "Havanna" and "Malibu" the last years, where DJs are leading the fans into the night with rock, pop, dance and house. With the club "Schiff ahoi", there now is a local beach club of the operator of the hotel Seestern, Mirko Mathejczyk, joining the scene, who knows the Travemuende party scene really well.
Erdinger Beer Garden
Along the Trave promenade, further fixed festival points are part of the happening. The Erdinger beer garden with its typical Bavarian lifestyle is also a fixed meeting point for many visitors in the Northern German region and attracts many guests of the Travemuende Week. On a large area with wooden planks, the visitors are strolling along the unique setting with huts in a typical Southern German style. A beer, a traditional Bavarian "Brez'n" and the enjoyment at the huts are bringing Bavaria int the North, and the roofed restaurant area invites to stay even in bad weather.
From the Erdinger beer garden, crossing the international food and beverage area, you reach the tent of the media workers. And this media tent of the TW partners Luebecker Nachrichten and Norddeutscher Rundfunk also invites to stay. Since you cannot just watch the newspaper, radio and TV journalists doing their work, but a big entertainment program is being offered - with different key themes and conversation partners during the day and music in the evening hours. And a nice glass of wine or a beer and you can watch the sailors on the Trave and the festival happening pass by.
The heart of the regatta is beating right next to the media tent. With the freshly renovated club house "Leuchtenfeld", the former rescue shed, the Luebeck Yacht Club has polished a real gem of Travemuende to high gloss. Here the race committee, the jury, the whole regatta organisation are at home. Here sailors check in, get their regatta information and the official results. Around the club house, there is the Sailors' Village, which is also open to visitors. Because the sailors also know to party and like to bring guests with them. On the large roofed place, some prize giving ceremonies take place and it is also used as a dance floor with music from the sound system. The 250 square metre tent from the TW outfitter Marinepool invites to shop the latest TW dress or hot maritime fashion. A new restaurant concept next to the Sailors' Village is focussing on sea food, but also offers the right meal for other tastes. And here is the direct connection from the sailors to the festival visitors. With the SAP Trave Races, short races of the TW boat classes on the river Trave taking place each day at 17:00, and the Volksbank Rotspon Cup, the majors' race, the athletes can sail with their boats almost directly to the promenade, and the expert concisely comments on the sailing sport.
In front of the restaurant "Marina" and around it as well as on the Tornado greenfield, the sailing and festival sport are becoming one unit. A big wheel is offering a large view all over Travemuende, the boat classes 29er and Pirate are berthed here, and of course the booths of caterers and souvenir sellers are also located here.
Video Screen and SAP Sail Cube
If you do not just want to watch the sailors assemble and dismantle their boats ashore, you can watch the live broadcasting of the races from the SAP Media Race Course. The SAP Sail Cube is located directly at the beach close to the Northern mole. From here, the video program is being done, the commentators are located here, and also the editing of images delivered from the cameras on motor boats, from the air or directly from the boats of the participants is done here. The Cube also offers a video screen, which has already attracted numerous spectators the last years. This year the TV program will offer even more. Next to the Cube, 20m² video screens are being set up at the Tornado greenfield and at the Bertlingstrasse to enable spectators at all corners of the event triangular to experience the heart of the Travemuende Week, the sailing competitions, live.
Passat and Fireworks
It is a good tradition of the Travemuende Week to set the landmark of Travemuende, the tall ship "Passat", in a very special light. From Monday, 24. July, until Saturday, 29. July, the tall ship with four masts, a "godchild" of the trade fair "boot", the longest partner of the Travemuende Week, will be illuminated by a spectacular laser show. "We thus build a bridge between Travemuende to Priwall", said Uwe Bergmann. This can also be experienced by the sailors of the championship classes, since they are invited to a reception on the "Passat". The numerous friends and supporters of the Travemuende Week are also experiencing the tall ship live, when the reception of the worldwide leading water sports trade fair "boot" takes place at the beginning of the TW.
The next Sunday (30. July), visitors can look forward to a very special visual delight. Starting at 22:45 pm the big fireworks are finishing the Travemuende Week and people can get already in the mood for the 129. edition of the most beautiful sailing regatta in the world in 2018.