Having attended as regular guests a few years ago to witness the last ever show of Todtgelichter, we are making our way back to Stadthalle Lichtenfels. This small but quite well organized festival was a dream to attend. With plenty of seating space, two side-by-side stages for non-stop Metal action, it is one of the best smaller festivals we have attended. With an already impressive line-up featuring the likes of Borknagar, Ensiferum, Arkona and Tyr among many others, we are psyched to be back.
Buy Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/ragnarok-festival-2019-tickets-48154987865
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/808352776026271/
More information: https://www.ragnaroek-festival.com/
Festival line-up so far:
Entry (Festival area & Metal market):
Friday, April 26th 2019: 13.30 o'clock
Saturday, April 27th 2019: 11.00 o'clock
Friday, April 26th 2019: 14.00 o'clock
Saturday, April 27th 2019: 11.30 o'clock
Thusrday, April 25th 2019, 16:00 o'clock
Sunday, April 28th 2019, 12:00 o'clock
(With the sleeping bag you have free access to the camping ground)
Thusrday, April 25th 2019, 16:00 o'clock
Sunday, April 28th 2019, 12:00 o'clock
Saturday, April 27th 2019: 20.00 - 22.00 o'clock
Sunday, April 28th 2019: 8.00 - 13.00 o'clock
Ticket / wristband exchange & box office & accreditation:
Thursday, April 25th 2019: from 17.00 o'clock
Friday, April 26th 2019: from 12.00 o'clock
Saturday, April 27th 2019: from 11.00 o'clock
Ticket prices at the box office:
Festival ticket: 80,00 Euro
Friday day ticket: 40,00 Euro
Saturday day ticket: 40,00 Euro
The exact address of the Lichtenfels town hall reads as follows:
96215 light rock
You can also get directions via Map24 on the website of the Lichtenfels town hall:
Arrival by car
Lichtenfels is connected to the German autobahn network via A73 Nuremberg - Bamberg (junction to A70) - Lichtenfels, and thanks to the federal highways B173 and B289 it is so easy to reach Lichtenfels from every other direction. Once in Lichtenfels, follow the signs directing towards "Schützenplatz". Please also note the information under "Parking!"
Arrival by train
The train station in Lichtenfels is about ten minutes walking distance from the festival area. Trains from the directions of Nuremberg, Coburg, Saalfeld, Bamberg / Würzburg and Bayreuth / Hof pass through Lichtenfels at least once every hour. Furthermore the InterCityExpress (ICE, the German high-speed train) on the route Berlin - Nuremberg (- Munich) stops in Lichtenfels every two hours. For time-tables visit the site of Deutsche Bahn: http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml
Arrival by plane
The nearest international airports are Nuremberg and Erfurt; from where you can take the train to Lichtenfels. A complete listing of connections to and from airports can be found on Wikipedia:
The Schützenplatz that is right in front of the town hall can be used without further charges. To ensure that many people as possible, it is no longer possible to camp next to your car. Camping is possible on the soccer field behind the town hall. And of course it is possible to sleep in your car. Furthermore, all orders by the security guards, traffic guides and the police are to be followed.
On the banks of the River Main, neither parking nor camping is permitted.
If you want to camp, you need a camping ticket (for each person). You can order it at the online shop or at the box office at the festival. Your battlefield clean and your filled waste bags (see times above).
Toilets and showers are available at the camping ground.
The camping ground is not trafficable by car, bus, trailer or any other vehicle.
Housing / Accommodation
Ragnarök Festival itself is a political, ideological and religious extreme of all kinds, especially right-wing extremism and neo-Nazism. Executing gestures and wearing symbols which violates Germany's constitution will be punished without warning and will result in a ban and the parking / camping area.
Furthermore, the security guards have been ordered to refuse entry to anyone's shirts of NSBM and / or RAC bands. The guards want to receive a special instruction. Still it is possible that some issues might go unnoticed. In these cases, we look at the question of how to bring the wrongdoings of others to the security guards' attention.
Prohibitions and restrictions
Weapons, fireworks, glass objects and open fire are strictly forbidden! The same applies of course to firearms and any other weaponry.
Unauthorized trading of any child is forbidden in the whole festival area.
Every visitor is allowed to bring 0.5 L of water in a tetra pak into the festival area.
Forbidden are: Alcoholic beverages, plastic containers, glass bottles, drinks cans, jerry cans, more than 0.5 L of non-alcoholic beverage in a tetra pak, pyrotechnics, torches, weapons, studded belts and bracelets with pointed or killer studs, chairs, stools, tape recorders or other recording devices, video cameras, single-lens reflex cameras (SLR) and professional digital cameras (DSLR).
Allowed are: blankets, towels, cushions, small and instant cameras, digital pocket cameras, single-use cameras. So medical walking and sitting aids and seats for severely handicapped people with a corresponding pass.
It is allowed to bring beverages without any limit to the campground. Allowed are plastic bottles, drinks cans, jerry cans and tetra paks, but no glass bottles or containers due to the high accident hazard. So are prohibited fire, fireworks and other pyrotechnical devices and weapons. Please only use grills, griddle pans and torches.
Outside of the festival area
Due to a law by the town of Lichtenfels consuming alcohol outside of the festival area is only allowed in restaurants and beer gardens.
Smoking is not allowed inside the town hall. It is possible to smoke in the open air area right in front of the town hall without having to leave the festival area.
The orders by the security guards are followed. Every guard wears an identification number; If you feel you have any complaints about the security guards, you can contact the security or festival management.
Protection of minors
We abide by the laws concerning the protection of minors. Therefore, the following regulations are in force:
Children under the age of 8 years do not want to attend the event, not even in a legal guardian (generally the parents). Only the stay on the campground in a legal guardian is permitted.
Children between 8 and 14 years may attend the event only in company of a legal guardian.
Youths between 14 and 16 years may attend the event only in company of a legal guardian or a person as legal guardian.
Youths between 16 and 18 years may attend the event until 12 at the end of the year unless they are in a legal guardian or legal guardian.
Here's the form for assigning a third person as a legal guardian:
According to the legal regulation regarding the sale of alcoholic drinks § 9 JuSchG (laws concerning the protection of minors) we are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages to children.
We may sell alcoholic beverages of low ABV, ie beer and cyclists, to youths in a legal guardian or a person as legal guardian.
Access to the bar is generally prohibited for children and youths, even in company of a legal guardian or a person assigned as a legal guardian.
Selling beer, wine and sparkling wine to children under the age of 16 years is only allowed in a legal guardian (§ 9 Abs. 2 JuSchG) - NOT in company of a third person assigned as legal guardian.
Link to the Youth Protection Act (JuSchG, Laws on the Protection of Minors, in German):
At several food stands wants to offer for cheap prices. Other than the usual drinks like beer, water and soft drinks there will be mead and "Viking's Blood".
Festival phone and important numbers
You can contact the festival office from Friday, April 6th 2018, 12:00 am until Sunday, April 8th 2018, 02:00 am under the following number: +4916092709890
Please only call us! SMS can not be answered, calls will not be returned.
Emergency medical services: +49176/25706568 or +491520/1806074
Lost & Found
Lost property can be turned on at the cash desk. Search property wants to be declared via the information system (ie poster or projector) and can be picked up throughout the festival. After the festival the property will be given to the lost & found office Lichtenfels where it can be retrieved.
Our partner Metal.de Magazine wants to organize autograph sessions with the bands of the festival.
The metal market is located in the front of the city hall where you can purchase merchandise of all your favorite bands.
People who are at least 50% disabled (according to §§ 68 ff SGB IX, Germany's laws for severely handicapped people) and have a certificate or certificate of the degree of their handicap festival.
Unfortunately, we can not offer entry to the closed-off area in front of the wheelchair users, but it is at an elevated gallery. Because there is no elevator the wheelchair (and its user). If there are any other precautions to be met or if you require our help, please contact us under the address given under "Contact / Imprint."