FAQ – Packing List
For answers to all other questions, please have a look at our FAQ section.
Can I bring my own food?
Cups and Mugs
MP3 players, iPods and mobile phones for LIVE translation:
Please bring an FM radio receiver with headphones to listen to the translation (as a hint, most MP3 players, iPods and many mobile phones have an FM radio feature, but not iPhones!). We recommend high quality-devices.
Please bear in mind to bring a sufficient number of batteries. (Charging is difficult!)
It will also be possible to buy a FM radio receiver on site for 20 Euro.
Old cell phone, ipad or notebook
Parent letter for CHILD CARE
For child care: Child care is offered daily for children aged 3-4 or more (depending on how mature the children are)) from 10 am to 1.30 pm in the morning and from 6 pm to 7 pm in the afternoon during the toning, which is free of charge. Donations are gladly accepted and will be handed over in their entirety to the Pocket Project .
Important:In order to estimate the size of the group, it is advisable to register by 15 July.
If you register at short notice, we cannot guarantee a place.
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Babies: An open space in a barn directly next to the great hall has been set up for parents with small children who cannot be or stay at the events. An audio feed ensures that the events can be listened to there. The children can lie in the shade or play in the barn.
Youths: There is a youth camp during the entire Festival which has two tents of its own. Numerous activities are offered for youths from the ages of approximately 8 to 13, as well as a very active youth group for all 14- to 24-year olds. The exact categorization will take place on location collaboratively with the persons in charge.
Personal comfort: If you have special wishes regarding comfort (meditation bench or pillow, additional blankets, hot water bottles, etc.), bring what you need.
We suggest you pack:
- sturdy shoes
- rain gear and umbrella
- alarm clock
- extra towels for swimming or Sauna
- bathing suit
- loose clothing or dancewear for daily open classes
- insect repellent
- ear pacx
- yoga mat
What should I NOT bring with me?
- Glass bottles
- Recreational drugs
FAQ – GENERAL
Here is additonal information about registration, attendance, the Hof Oberlethe facility, logistics, etc. If you can’t find what you need here, please contact the festival team or Hof Oberlethe from the Contact page.
Please note that this is a non-alcoholic and drug-free festival and that the evening events will remain non-alcoholic and drug-free for all visitors and guests.
What is the sequence for registering for the festival?
Can I book individual days?
No. As in previous years, the festival consists of three modules around aspects of the festival’s main topic that build upon each other. Since we wish to engage fully with each aspect, individual days cannot be booked. Some of the evening events (dance events and concerts) are an exception – for 6 Euro – payable cash at the door.
You can leave earlier if you can not stay, but than you need to purchase full ticket for the module that you will be not able to participate fully in.
Please note, that the evening events are also alcohol- and drug-free events.
When should I arrive? How do I check in?
On the opening day Friday, 26 July, the check-in will be open
2pm – 5.15pm and
6.30pm – 9.30 pm
Saturday morning, 27 July from 8-10.00 am
Checkin open only the evening before or in the morning of the module start.
Evening before 5pm – 8pm
morning of the module start 8.00am -10.00am
At all other times, counters will be closed and you will not be able to check in. Please refrain from asking for exceptions – they are extremely difficult to coordinate for our team.
Can I bring alcohol or beer to the festival?
FAQ's about Hof Oberlethe (Campus, Accommodations, Dining, Children and Teens, Cancellation Policy)
What is the cost of a ticket?
Please click the button “Buy tickets” above to get the prices for the invididual tickets. For the festival, we offer full tickets, tickets for adults under 23 at 50% discount, and free tickets for children. You can buy tickets for individual modules or for the full festival at a 15% discount. Each ticket includes an additional contribuition of 2 Euro per day that we use to offset our carbon footprint. Also note that we grant a 10% early-mover discount until May 30, 2019 !
Are food and lodging included in the price of the ticket?
Can I self-cater during the Festival?
Can I purchase a ticket at the event?
Does my child/baby also need a ticket?
Is it necessary to register for childcare?
For information and registration please send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Please note that you will need to also obtain a festival ticket from our ticket shop for your child
Is there child care available and/or activities especially for children?
Important: In order for us to estimate the size of the group, it is advisable to register online by July 15. If you register at short notice, we cannot guarantee a place. Information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that you will need to also obtain a festival ticket from our ticket shop for your child
Can I come with babies?
In addition, this year “Transparents” is also providing a play and meeting room for the parents of the little ones (0 to 3 years), where there will also be an accompanied play room with a pickler expert in the afternoon.
Is there a special program for young people?
There is a youth camp with two tents during the entire festival. The camp includes special offers for all young people between 8 and 13 years of age and a separate youth group for all 14 to 20 year olds (the exact classification will be made on site with the supervisors). For both groups there are numerous offers and their own tent meeting points (link).
Click for more informations.
How do I purchase a ticket?
How do I make room reservations?
Do I need to stay on-site or can I stay off-site?
Are there electricity hook-ups for campers and tents?
Should I bring a heater or fan?
Is it possible to rent bedding/linens?
Can I bring my RV?
I have special dietary needs, can Hof Oberlethe accommodate this?
What are my options to travel to Hof Oberlethe?
Do you provide shuttle services?
Will the event be mostly outside or inside?
What can I expect on arrival at Hof Oberlethe ?
Arrival by car – Parking
Parking is available on the property. However, these are unpaved lawns that can become soft. We ask you not to use your car during the festival, unless you absolutely have to.
Please plan your arrival so that it coincides with the opening hours of the check-in counters (see separate FAQ entry for details). If this is not possible, you may want to stay at the “Café am See” if you are hungry, but you will only be able to participate in festival activities or meals after checking in. If you need to set up a tent, you can do so before checking in. Checking-in is a two-step process: First you check in at the festival counter with your printed festival ticket (alternatively you can use the Evenbrite smartphone app), then you are sent to the accommodation desk to check in for accommodation and meals.
Do your best to get here in time. We acknowledge that this is not always possible due to unforeseen circumstances. If you arrive after the opening hours of the check-in counter, please contact the staff at Oberlethe Farm. We will try to check you in for the festival, but please understand that this is not possible in all cases without delay or until the next opening hours of the festival check-in. Participation in the festival during an ongoing module is not possible in any case.
Is parking at Hof Oberlethe free?
Is Hof Oberlethe wheelchair accessible?
What is the departure procedure for Hof Oberlethe?
Departure (Checkout) rooms is 10am on the last day – August 4. Please honor the check-out time so our housekeeping staff can have sufficient time to prepare the rooms for newly arriving guests.
Check-Out Time is 3 p.m for everybody in dorms or tent area on Sunday, August 4.
Are there volunteer opportunities in exchange for a discount of the ticket price?
What do the proceeds of this festival support?
Do you accept financial contributions to support the Festival?
We invite you to support the Celebrate Life Festival by making a financial gift of any size to help to cover the production costs of the Festival. All surplus from this year’s Festival will benefit The Pocket Project.
You may also make a direct donation to the Pocket Project here:
How do I picture a festival of this size?
What is the festival language and is there translation?
It will also be possible to buy a FM radio receiver on site for 20 Euro.