Traumschule in Riebau

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We are happy to host a gathering with free contributions again: food, knowledge, money, sleeping bags, what people need. [...] This is an open space and if you like, feel invited! [...] Kardan from Riebau

Location

Northern Germany, close to Salzwedel, in the village of Riebau at Traumschule [map], hosp-ex profiles on BW, CS

How to get there

The Traumschule is located in Riebau, about ten kilometers East of Salzwedel which can be reached from different directions. The closest highways are the A2, A7, A24 - depending on where you are coming from you can take different national roads to reach Salzwedel - from there take the B190 towards Arendsee until the village of Pretzier. From here you follow Riebauer Straße for about 3km until you're in Riebau. Once there, follow the road to the left, after turn right and directly left - you'll the the fire station and on the opposite side the Traumschule. The gathering should be easy to reach, but bear in mind that it is about 80-100km away from the highway and that you might need one, two hours or more for that distance!

What about directions? It looks like a "little" challenge to get to Riebau! ... Here is a quick analysis from User:fverhart.

Looking at GM so far my favorite on Hannover-Berlin is exit 69 Magdeburg-Kannenstieg and then B71 to until Stappenbeck (5 km before Salzwedel, after Mahlsdorf) - K1003 - Pretzier - K1003 - Riebau). In Stappenbeck you have 6 km left, so unless you're disabled, you can consider walking.

Or along the same motorway, exit 62 Helmstedt Zentrum, then walk 2.0 km to the crossroad Marientaler Strasse x 244 and follow the 244 and then 248.

On Hannover-Hamburg I'd say exit 50 Schwarmstadt - 214 - Celle - walk a bit - 191 - Uelzen - 71 Salzwedel wrong side :-( = walk a lot to Schillerstrasse x K1002 - Ritze - K1389 - Chuden - Jeebell - Riebau.

From Salzwedel? Nah, these 10-11 kms do NOT look funny to me. Not my thing. Try at the east end of Schillerstrasse, Arendseeerstrasse at busstop in front of Sixt car rental or 100 meter in direction of Ritze at a small crossroad from the roundabout B71 x 248.

Last but not least, my favorite for hitch-bikers... starts at Raststatte Helmstedt (only eastbound service station!). Coming from the east leave the truck or van with your bike at Raststatte Lappwald, where you need to bike a few kms north to Bad Helmstedt, to pick up the route. I presume you will want to bike those 90 kms!

Time

10-26 August (it is possible to come early and stay longer - besides the hitchgathering the Traumschule hosts an all-summer long self-organized open-space summercamp)

Preparation camp

People who come early can set to help up the infrastructure for the people to come - dig shit pits (or rather build an additional dry toilet), put up signs, check dumpster locations and the like. The German Competetive Hitchhiking Club will gather the weekend before (4-6th August) to start with some preparations. Event on FB You are welcome to join!

What to bring

Most tools are available, but we need to bring some cooking pots. Who can help to provide them?

Infrastracture

Food, Water

  • an organic food source from local producers could be organized / is being organized (?)
  • Drinking water is available 50 meters from where we camp

Facilities

  • (dry) toilets
  • solar shower
  • bikes
  • workshops, material

Dumpster diving

  • Dumpsters below average on German standards, but more could be found, cake dumpster in Salzwedel

What to do

  • Huge wonderful swimming lake about ~20km away (Arendsee)
  • Cool things to explore: an abandoned train station building, earthships, and

semi-abandoned military barracks and stuff...

  • All summer-long project happening meanwhile: 'anti-civilisatory summer camp' with workshops and exchange of information and skills and visions (program)

Important

Dogs are expected to be on a leash 24/7 (either physical or mental leash is okay). We are asked not to use electronics on one part of our campground.

Pics

Some pictures from the abandoned train station (only a part of the area)