31 Years of Zappanale in Bad Doberan –
3 Days of Zappa Music and More!
Zappanale Hotline: +49 (0)451 800 00-69
How to get to Bad Doberan
It’s pretty easy (and relatively cheap) to get to the Zappanale
from England via
For those that need ’em, there are
coaches from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted
that run every 10 minutes all through the night. The coach stops at various
In the past, we have booked flights from London Stansted (STN) to Berlin-Schönefeld
International Airport (SXF) via www.ryanair.com. The sooner you book,
the cheaper it is – our return tickets cost us between
£150-£200 each. From Berlin, you can jump on a semi-commercial express
bus (SXF1), which runs every 20 minutes to Berlin-Südkreuz rail station (and avoids going into the city
centre); the bus fare is about €6. From Südkreuz, travel by train to Bad Doberan Bahnhof (there are other Bad
Doberans, so ensure you get to the one near Rostock). They are local trains, so
you cannot reserve seats. And you may have to change at
We – Zappanale ‘old hands’, the Idiot Bastard and Uncle Ian – usually return to the UK late on the following Monday.
Regarding train tickets, you can get a €9 ticket that is valid for all local train journeys throughout July. Visit www.bahn.com/en/offers/regional/9-euro-ticket-en for details.
When you arrive at Bad Doberan station, don’t jump straight onto ‘Molli’, the steam train that will take you to the racecourse where the festival is held: instead, follow her track into town, and check out the bust of FZ; buy your provisions at Lidl or Aldi (if you are camping), then hop onto Molli at one of the stops as she clanks through the town (here’s her special Zappanale timetable). And yes, the €9 train ticket will also be valid on Molli.
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