Magic Circle FAQ
The Magic Circle Festival 2008
9.-12. July 2008
“The Kings Of Metal 20th Anniversary Event”
Bad Arolsen, Germany
Here are some FAQs and answers for all fans from abroad reg. the MC Festival:
Where exactly is the Magic Circle Festival taking place?
In the city of Bad Arolsen at the BIOENERGIEPARK NORDWALDWECK, HAGENSTRASSE 19, 34454 BAD AROLSEN. The area is called MENGERINGHAUSEN. The main entrance is not via Hagenstrasse but to the north east end of the area. Please follow the signs.
All the hotels in Bad Arolsen are booked up. Which cities are nearest to the town to get easy access to the Magic Circle Festival?
There are still a number of small hotels in smaller towns nearby. Please check here:
The next major city is Kassel which is about 40 km away (about 50 minutes by train). Please check here:
BAD AROLSEN: APPROACH AND PLACES OF INTEREST
Arriving per car:
From North-western Germany (Ruhrgebiet) / Netherlands:
From Dortmund take the A44 in the direction of Kassel until exit (Ausfahrt) Diemelstadt, further on the B252 to Bad Arolsen (about 10 km).
From the North:
From Bremen, Münster take A1 until intersection (Kreuz) Dortmund-Unna, then as above (from Ruhrgebiet). From Hamburg, Hannover, Kassel take A7, then A44 in the direction of Dortmund until exit (Ausfahrt) Zierenberg, further on the B251 direction Korbach, then on the B450 to Bad Arolsen (about 20 km).
From the South:
From Frankfurt to Gießen until intersection (Kreuz) Giessen-Süd, further on following Giessener Ring in the direction of Marburg, after passing Cölbe on to the B252 via Frankenberg to Korbach, then using the B252 to Bad Arolsen.
Does Bad Arolsen have a train station and if so, which one do I have to use to get to the MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL?
Approaching from the North, South or East:
Take the ICE (Inter-City-Express) to Kassel (Train Station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe) and from there take the regional train (Regionalzug) to Bad Arolsen (appx 50 min).
For more information: www.bahn.de
English website: www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml
Arriving per plane:
Frankfurt Main (APPX. 2,5 HRS),
Cologne (APPX 2 hrs),
Düsseldorf (APPX. 2 Hrs),
Paderborn (APPX 30 min – only selected Airlines like www.airberlin.de ),
Hannover (APPX 1:45 MIN),
Frankfurt Hahn (APPX 4,5 HRS – only selected Airlines like www.Ryanair.com )