It's aim is to establish competitive autostop as a collaborative activity in Germany. Also, it wants to raise (inter)national awareness of the sport. Activities will include a broad range of topics, from organizing training workshops and lectures on first aid while traveling by autostop, night-hitchhiking, survival, navigation in forests, mountains and deserted areas and other relevant topics, as well as excursions to specific (e.g. usually less traveled) destinations.
Competitive, collaborative competitions, asking the participants e.g. of relevant skills in orientation and navigation in the open country, form as well a major part of the club's repertoire.
On March 9, 2012, the club organized its first competition throughout the Vogelsbergkreis in Northern Hesse, Germany. Subsequent races were conducted through the Altmark region in Northern Germany, Overijssel region of The Netherlands, Rhön area in Central Germany, through the Eifel mountains, Sauerland region in NRW as well as the Fränkische Schweiz in Bavaria.
The next competition is planned for the weekend of 1st to 3rd May, 2015. Location still to be announced.
World Championship Qualifications
- The DTSG had one team participating at the 1st round of the world championship qualifications in Ukraine in November 2012. After hitchhiking 7 days non-stop through the interior of the country, the very same team successfully qualified for the 2nd qualification round.
- Official website of the DTSG (German), sometimes translated as well into (English)