It all starts with the train. Or as we would like to call it: our traveling village.
Thanks to “Comundus Reisen“, a German train charter company, we don’t have to worry about the schedules and personnel. It’s all been taking care of. So let’s bring out the numbers! The train is built for 400 people, living in 14 wagons pulled by 1 locomotive that changes at every border. In addition there will be one spare wagon in case one breaks down. That makes a length of more than 400 meters! There are in total 360 beds for passengers. All other beds are meant for the organization, mandatory personnel, press and special interest people (you can’t live without them…).
The train has 6 multipurpose wagons that will be used for the workshops. Besides that it’s also handy for your slumber parties or Sudoku nights. There is 1 big kitchen wagon for preparing food, 1 bar wagon, 1 dance wagon, mainly for activities outside the official program such as parties and chilling. In short, there’s enough space to play a good game of golf.
There are 60 sleep cabins with 6 beds each. Each sleeping wagon has at least 2 toilets and there are a couple more in some bar wagons. We also got 3 sinks per sleeping wagon and 40 wall sockets in total.
Limited hygiene possibilities
Be aware that you can’t have your daily singing-in-the-bathtub-session. This doesn’t mean you have to smell like sweaty socks. We are going to make sure you can shower every day in public baths, hostels or at the stations. Speaking about socks, this also counts for your laundry. However, the number of creative solutions is big and the number of hostels, hotels and laundry services that will help us out as well. And as for your luggage. It would be great if you could bring your surfboard, your parachute and inflatable boat. But unfortunately the storage units allow no more than one backpack per person. Our advice: travel light.
Recharge your batteries in the spare wagon
Had enough of all the fuss and noise for a moment? The spare wagon is going to be the place you want to be. As it is completely at the end of the train, nothing will be going on here. We will try to make it as comfortable and quiet as possible so you can relax, take a nap, look out of the window without having to tell why, be yourself, listen to a few songs or anything else you can think of. As long as you respect the silence and wishes of those around you. Of course, when we actually need the spare wagon (because another one broke down), this little oasis of serenity will unfortunately be gone.