HOW TO GET THERE
We are looking forward to having you with us at the Freusburg!
Of course it is important for us that you will find the location safely :)
Therefore, please find below some travel details:
- by plane:
If you intend to go by plane, the best airport to choose is Düsseldorf (DUS). Although Cologne-Bonn airport is closer to Freusburg, the train connections aren't quite as good from there, so Düsseldorf is the best place to fly to. From DUS airport you have several possibilities for train connections to Köln Hbf (Cologne), from there you can get trains via WISSEN (SIEG) to station FREUSBURG SIEDLUNG or to station KIRCHEN --> see train details below.
- by train:
Possible stations for getting to the Freusburg are either FREUSBURG SIEDLUNG or KIRCHEN (which has a taxi booth). Both are unfortunately very small stations that can only be reached by regional trains. There are direct connections from HAGEN Hbf, from WISSEN (SIEG) und from SIEGEN Hbf. This means, coming from any other station you should try to go via above mentioned cities. For example, travelling via Köln Hbf (Cologne main station) would allow you to get a connection via Wissen (Sieg) to Freusburg Siedlung (approx. 2,5 h). If you need any help with finding the right trains, just contact Katy - she will try her best to help. Also, we will arrange a shuttle service from the station if you give us your detailed itinerary.
As every year, the con offers a shuttle service for you to pick you up from the train stations. Please let Katy know your itinerary until Wednesday 26th September latest by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or cellphone: 0175-7741541 (the concomm will be travelling from Thursday onwards!) The convention shuttle will be available and at your service on Friday UNTIL 6pm. If you arrive later, you might want to go to the station KIRCHEN which has a taxi booth. Cost for a taxi to the castle is approx. 9 - 10 EUR. On Sunday evening and on Monday morning there's "shuttle business as usual". Last con shuttle on Monday morning: around 10am. You can inform Katy about your departure times directly at the con.
- by car:
The motorway which you need to drive towards is the A45. Assuming that you arrive either from the Western part or the Southern part of Germany, I don't list the Northern and Eastern driving directions here. However, if you need to know more details just contact us!
from the South:
Coming from Frankfurt area or further south, you should take the motorway A5 in Northern direction (Kassel) until you reach the crossing "Gambacher Kreuz". There you change to the A45 in North-Western direction (city Siegen). - see map Take the exit "Siegen" and drive on the B62 following the signs to Siegen-Eiserfeld, and later, Betzdorf. Kirchen-Freusburg is the village before Betzdorf.
from the West / from Cologne area:
Take the motorway A4 in Eastern direction until you reach the cross "Kreuz Olpe-Süd" and then change on the A45 and drive to the exit no. 21 "Siegen" (see above description).
We also have a rough map for you showing the route from London via Antwerp to Kirchen-Freusburg.
Please also see the map of the surroundings of Kirchen-Freusburg
We also have a small "city map" for you, drawn by the youth hostel personnel, for orientation within the village: