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Rock am Ring was first held in 1985. Since 1997, there also is an identical twin festival called Rock im Park in Nuremberg. The two festivals take place on the same dates. Apart from minor exceptions, all of the artists playing at Rock am Ring will also play at Rock im Park on the following day or visa versa.
Rock am Ring is considered the biggest festival in Germany and also one of most the well-established festivals in Europe. Many legendary artists like Metallica, Iron Maiden, INXS, Robbie Williams, David Bowie and Rage Against the Machine have headlined the festival throughout the years.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the festival?
The most convenient way to reach the festival site is by public transportation. There are shuttle busses from the city of Koblenz or Ahrbrück station. You can easily arrive to Koblenz or Ahrbrück by train. The ticket price for a return journey between Koblenz and the Nürburgring is €21. A single ticket costs €13. A weekend special ticket, valid for unlimited travel, costs €31.
If you are coming from abroad, you are probably first traveling to Frankfurt or Cologne, either via plane (CGN, FRA or HAHN Airport) or by train. These are the stops for special buses from Koblenz and Ahrbrück train stations as well as buses provided by Schneider-Bank Reisen to and from Cologne, Bonn and Cologne/Bonn airport. If you are travelling from Frankfurt you should take a train to Koblenz to catch the shuttle bus.
If you are coming by car, there are parkings all around Rock am Ring. Just navigate to the German festival site and start following the signs once you see them. The parking areas for the General Parking & Camping, Green Parking & Camping and Rock’n’Roll Parking & Camping categories are each located close to their respective camping areas. For the Caravan Camping areas, you will need one caravan parking badge per vehicle and one Caravan Camping ticket per attendee.
Is there a festival campsite?
Sure! There are five designated areas for camping: General Camping, Green Camping, Rock’n’Roll Camping, Caravan Camping, and Camping for attendees with disabilities and for motorcyclists. All camping areas open at noon on Wednesday. You can choose one of the areas according to the festival map.
If you would rather not camp, you can best find a hotel or B&B in the nearby city of Koblenz. The return shuttles operate between 1 and 3 am.
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