New camping rules!
Only festival visitors with valid entrance ticket will have access to the Camping grounds. Access controls will be installed at various entrances around the Fühlinger Lake where entrance tickets can be purchased and all tickets (also E-tickets) can be exchanged for festival bracelets. No camping is permitted without festival bracelet. Please use the advance ticket sales at the official locations to ensure fast organisation.
We will be publishing further information and site plans at the beginning of May.
Cologne - Frühlinger See
Summerjam Festival E-Ticket incl. camping
The E-Ticket will be sent by e-mail immediately after receipt of payment.
You save shipping- and postage fees!
You get the 3-day festival ticket
for €117.00 + €8.00 advance booking fees
Cologne - Frühlinger See
Summerjam Festival Hardticket incl. camping
This ticket is not a computer ticket, but is a rarity amongst collectors and fans of the Summerjam Festival.
You get the 3-day festival ticket for
€117.00 + €8.00 advance booking fees plus postage.
Fühlinger See - Regattainsel
50769 Köln (Fühlingen)
From Autobahn A1 (at junction Köln-Niehl) take the Industriestraße to roundabout; from here, follow the Bremerhavener Straße. Cars follow the Militärringstraße, turn right to Mercatorstrasse, then right to the parking places.
There are sufficient parking spaces available at the central parking lot.
We will be providing new and larger parking areas. Please make sure to follow the parking lot signs (traffic guidance system), which will guide you the quickest way to the parking lot.
The parking fee for the festival weekend is €20,- (single entrance). Guests who want to leave and re-enter the parking lot during the festival should contact the parking staff, make a one-time payment of €30,- and acquire a special multiple entry parking pass.
The Cologne tow-away services charge about Euro 150,- per car. Only use the signposted parking areas and form car pools.
As of Thursday, June 30(09:00 am) until Monday, July 4 (12:00 pm).
Kiss & Ride
We arranged KISS & RIDE stations for all festival visitors who want to be taken to and/or picked up at the festival. Just watch out for the suitcase symbol on the festivals site plan in order to keep your arrival and departure uncomplicated.
By BUS / TRAIN
From Hauptbahnhof (main station) to Fühlinger See:
S-train S11 to ‘Chorweiler‘, change to bus 122 until bus stop ‘Seeberg’.
Timetable and bus stops:
PARKING AREA - SERVICE CENTER - CITY CENTER - CAMPINGSITE
The official SUMMERJAM shuttle can only be used with a valid ticket or festival wristband. You will find an overview of the bus stops of the shuttle busses on the area map.
More busses will be scheduled for arrival and departure times.
From Thursday to Saturday a bus shuttle will be additionally available from the SERVICE CENTER to the CITY CENTER “Chorweiler” (super market).
Information about the timetable can be found at the Service Centre. To get an overview of the bus stops, please use the area map.
Shuttle-timetable for the official SUMMERJAM Shuttle:
10:00 am - 02:00 pm - Park- & Camping area
11:00 am - 10:00 pm – Festival site - City Centre
11:00 am - 10:00 pm - Park- & Camping area
08:30 am - 02:00 am – Festival site - City Centre
08:00 am - 02:00 am - Park- & Camping area
10:00 am - 08:00 pm – Festival site - City Centre
08:00 am - 02:00 am - Park- & Camping area
03:00 pm - 12:00 am – Festival site - City Centre
07:00 am - 12:00 pm - Park- & Camping area
07:00 am - 12:00 pm – Festival site - City Centre
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE BUS COMPANY “KVB” USE THEIR OWN BUSSES AND WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHARGES! RIDING WITHOUT A BUS TICKET COSTS EURO 40.- !
By FESTIVAL BUS
From SUISSE: Festivalbus.ch
From FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG und BELGIUM: Ontours.fr
From THE NETHERLANDS: Empress Flavour
The closest airport is Cologne/Bonn.
The airport is about 30 km from the Fühlinger Lake.
Another airport is Düsseldorf.
The airport is about 50 km from the Fühlinger Lake.
NEW: CAMPING WITHOUT A VALID WRISTBAND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED!
NO TICKET - NO CAMPING
The 3-day festival ticket also includes access to the camping areas starting from Thursday june 30th from 8.00 am onwards - this means there will be NO additional charges for camping!
Only SUMMERJAM visitors with a valid ticket or a valid festival wristband have access to the camping area! Please take note of the section "Camping Areas".
There is generally no entitlement for the provisioning of a certain camping space.
Wild camping is prohibited and will be rigorously enforced by the police and the security staff!
Every visitor wishing to gain access to the festival - which also includes the park and camping areas - must have a valid access authorization in the form of a festival ticket or a worn festival wristband.
By way of precaution we inform that individuals gaining access to the grounds without such proof of authorization will be prosecuted for acquisition of services under use of fraudulent means (§ 265a StGB, German penal code) and unlawful entry and breach of peace (§ 123 StGB, German penal code)!
We also inform that the camping grounds are to be used exclusively
as such: The digging of tent boundaries or the digging of holes in the ground represent damage to property and will be prosecuted by the police and by the security service.
The festival grounds are located in a local recreation area, respectively nature park and are therefore not just fields or an adventure playground.
Many thanks for your understanding.
Camping & Parking
From Thursday June 30th ( 08:00 am ) until Monday July 4th ( 12:00 pm ) the Camping grounds will be opened with no extra charges
For orientation purposes the camping spaces are numbered. Please only use the signposted camping spaces (C1-C6), which provide space for all.
It is mandatory to keep all access paths free! – As these are rescue pathways for ambulances, fire department etc. – that if necessary life can be saved easily – yours or that of your friend. It is strictly prohibited to camp in the woods and on car parking spaces!
Generally Camping will not be allowed before Monday June 27th but there will be separate facilities for those already arriving from Monday onwards.
There will be a Service Fee per person and day for the use of the camping grounds until Thursday June 30th ( 8:00 am ) – and again: there is ONLY access with a valid festival ticket / Wristband!
We will announce more details beginning of May 2016.
Those that like to enjoy some peace and quiet and cleanliness whilst camping can look for a space in the Green Camp (C5). Inside the Green Camp there are the following additional reservation options:
Directly next to the swimming pool we will be building an area available to provide families with a guarded and fenced-in camping area. As in the last years we will be asking for € 20.- per person (children up to 16 years of age are free) as contribution towards the costs for the period from Thursday to Monday.
Advance campers that already arrive on Wednesday pay € 30,- per person.
The space is respectively calculated for a 3-4 man camping tent (approx. 9 sqm). If a larger area is used then the extra space requirement needs to be paid at the location.
This area is exclusively reserved for families with children.
You can download the registration form HERE
More information mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an enclosed area that is intended to give people with an environmentally oriented disposition the possibility of camping in a clean and quiet environment.
This area (C5) is located directly next to the open-air swimming pool. Prices per person are € 20.- for Thursday to Monday and € 30.- for Wednesday to Monday.
The space per person is approximately 3 sqm, larger areas are not available.
Access is only possible with corresponding ticket or festival wristband.
You can download the registration form HERE
More information mail to: email@example.com
Toilets & Showers
The CAMP SERVICES in all the camping areas provide you with water flushed toilets with 24 hour service. For a single payment of 5.00 Euro for the whole festival duration you can purchase a „flatrate band“ and thereby have permanent access to all the water-flushed TOILETS.
Of course the normal mobile toilets (Dixis) are distributed as usual for free use over the entire camping grounds.
At Service Center P2 showering facilities with warm water have been installed and can be used for a service charge.
Are you looking for a good and economic hotel near to the SUMMERJAM Festival? Our partner HOTEL.DE will give you an overview of the hotel offers.
Camping vehicle parking spaces are only valid together with a SUMMERJAM ticket; otherwise you will not receive a parking place for your vehicle!
Camping vehicle parking spaces have to be booked in advance and are subject to charge.
You can download the registration form HERE
• It is not permitted to take animals/pets to the SUMMERJAM, neither to the festival island nor to the camping grounds.
• It is forbidden to take glass bottles into the whole camping and festival area. You can only take beverages with you in Tetra packs or P.E.T./plastic bottles .
• The use of sound systems and generators is not permitted on the entire grounds. In case of doubt we will have to ask you to leave the grounds.
• The operation of trading stalls on the camping and festival grounds is only permitted with the explicit permission of the event organizer.
• NO use of petrol
The controlled substances act (BtMG, German narcotics act) of course also applies on the entire festival grounds.
• The handling of cannabis products remains fundamentally illegal and transgressions will be subject to prosecution.
• No aggression or violence.
The Fühlinger Lake is a nature preserve where we are guests for a weekend. Please collect your waste and garbage and leave your camping site just the way you found it.
We provide an unlimited number of garbage bags at the entrance and exit areas. You will find "garbage enclosures" on the camping grounds. Please deposit the garbage bags there. We will transport them away from there. Our Camping Security and the Camp Services will always have free garbage bags available for you and will always help you out with advice or anything else you need.
Keep Cologne Bay clean!
There are lockers from ‘Carderobe Service’ in different sizes available (at parking area P2 - in front of the entrance).
Thursday til Sunday from 10.00 am til 01.00 am.
Like every year countless helpers, orderlies, policemen/women, DLRG and friends will be supporting the festival organization and will be at your side in the event of any problems arising. On the island and in the camping area (overview plan) a respective paramedic station will be installed and run by the ‘Knights of St. John’ first aid organization. In the event of any health issues, please contact our competent staff/helpers.
We have installed various rescue points spread over the entire camping grounds. These are clearly signposted and numbered.
You will find an overview map at every Camp Service facility.
What do you do in an emergency?
In the event of an emergency call the telephone number 112 and give the following details:
- Specify the rescue point
- I am standing at the rescue point with the number …
- What happened?
- How many people were injured or are in danger?
- What is your phone-number?
Make sure someone stays at the rescue point as a contact person to instruct the rescue service when they arrive. It is mandatory to keep all access paths unblocked! – As these are rescue pathways for ambulances, fire department etc. that if necessary life can easily be saved – yours or that of your friend.
Charity bottle deposit fund
We have installed deposit collection points in all CAMP-SERVICES – just leave empty bottles there and help the environment whilst doing it!
Help us to make our camping ground safe! Due to tent break-ins in the past years we urgently request you to leave your valuables at home or to carry them with you. To prevent theft, we recommend that as soon as you have installed your tent you introduce yourself to your tent neighbours and mutually watch out for each other. A special camping security team will be proceeding against packs of thieves and illegal vendors in close coordination with the police.
To prevent tent break-ins and thefts we have provided the "safe-deposit truck" for you on P2. These are secure and guarded safe deposit boxes for your valuables for a small rental charge! Stay safe!
Starting from Thursday the tickets can be exchanged for festival wristbands.
Owners of forged tickets will not gain access to the grounds and must expect police enquiries.
We recommend: Only buy tickets at official selling points!
Ticket office, Issue of wristbands, Festival grounds – opening hours will be announced may 2016
We will set-up our large Service-Station facility on the parking area P2.
Starting from Thursday you will be able to exchange your tickets for valid festival wristbands.
In addition to this we will be offering a large breakfast tent, showers and a sanitary camp, water supply stations, as well as our Infopoint, including „notice board“, lost & found, current program infos, as well as a small shop where you can buy this and that (toiletry articles, condoms etc.).
During the festival there will be lost property offices at the P2 (Service-Center)
Thursday, June 30, 2016 til Sunday, July 03, 2016: 9:00am - 12:00am
Monday, July 04, 2016: 9:00am - 01:00pm
After the festival the found or respectively handed in items will be passed on to the lost property office of the city of Cologne. Tel.:+49 (0)221 – 221 26 313
Swimming is prohibited in the entire lake except for the open-air swimming area: BLACK FOOT BEACH.
An entrance fee is imposed for visiting the open-air swimming area near the festival grounds.
Indoor swimming pool in Chorweiler: AQUALAND
Cash points / ATM machines
ATM machines can be found at the Zielturm (on the festival island), as well as at Service Center P2.
There is also free water at the P2 area, on the festival grounds near the toilet building (behind the bazar) and at the CAMPSERVICES around the camping area!
There will be a 24-hour service available over the whole grounds. Food stalls from all over the world, as well as beverages from cocktails to soft drinks will be available, as well as also a breakfast tent and other stalls where you can pick up useful bits and pieces. In addition there is a supermarket at the commuter railway station „Chorweiler“, from where you can travel to the grounds with the shuttle.
There is a CAMP SERVICE facility in all camping areas. Here you will find information, always cool drinks at fair prices and in the morning coffee and breakfast.
Any selling of food and non-food items requires the authorization of the event organizer.
Interested parties please contact:
Telefon: +49 (0)2206 - 86337-0
Fax: +49 (0)2206 – 86337-11
Please send us an e-mail with details of your classification of disability and a copy of the ID-card. If applicable, we will then issue you with a personalized free entrance ticket.
We can’t issue free tickets for supervisors / companions / attendants.
WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION we cannot issue a free entrance ticket.
Application deadline: June 2016
Please note: Personalized free entrance tickets will be processed beginning of May 2016 at the earliest.
There are toilets for people with a disability on the festival grounds at all entrances, as well as at the Camp Services facilities.
Additionally there is a wheelchair-accessible platform in front of the RED STAGE!
We will create an action playground for the youngest Reggae fans. Please put name tags on your children (and add your mobile number). We can not assume responsibility for the little ones.
Juveniles over 16 years and under 18 years of age are not required to leave the festival at midnight IF they are in the company of their legal guardian!
Under 16 years of age is also not a problem IF they are in the company of their legal guardian at any time!
Definition of a legal guardian:
Every person, who is responsible for the custody of child as a single person or together with another person according to the directions of the German Civil Code (father, mother, legal custodian), any other person older than 18 years, as soon as he or she undertakes the task of custody and has acquired the consent of the legal guardian.
If a minor is being accompanied by a guardian then the guardian must be able to present the consent of the legal custodian in written form.
This means for example if you have a chaperon with you (sister, brother, boyfriend/girlfriend…), and this person is older than 18 years old, and he or she is your legal guardian with written consent from the legal custodian and is looking after you, then you can stay at the event up to the time specified in the consent.
Here you will find such a consent form as a .PDF file, which you only have to fill out with your own data. It has to be filled out completely, and together with your passport/ID card and the one of your chaperon you will not have any problems!
It’s important that your parents/custodians give you a written consent with the transfer of the custodianship to another person for the entire duration of the festival, which you can then present in case it is necessary.
The entire waste from the festival is sorted for recyclable parts at a sorting plant. Together with our garbage disposal company and you -our guests- we try to offer you garbage disposal concepts that make collection easy for you and which take the burden off the grounds – see „Garbage“.
Furthermore, for our ecologically aware visitors we offers the Green Camp (C5) – see „Camping Areas“.
The Fühlinger Lake is a nature preserve where we are guests for a weekend. Please collect your garbage and leave your camping site just the way you found it.
We provide an unlimited amount of garbage bags at the entrance and exit areas. You will find "garbage enclosures" on the camping grounds. Please deposit the garbage bags there. We will transport them away from there. Our Camping Security and the Camp Services will always have free garbage bags available for you and will always help you out with advice or anything else you need.
Keep Cologne Bay Clean – “leave only footprints”
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