Please note: New venue!
Shortly before the start of the Climate Camp and the Degrowth Summer School, we are changing the venue of our camp. We have found an even better place in close proximity to the open cast mine Garzweiler. The new address is:
The closest train station is still Erkelenz. From there during the week you can, as before, take Bus EK3 in the direction of „Erkelenz, Keyenberg Schule“ and now get out after 23 minutes at „Lützerath“. Then it’s just 50m to the camp.
Please note: There are school holidays („Ferientage“) until the 11th of August in Northrhine-Westfalia, please consult the corresponding bus schedule (page 3 of the pdf). Besides this, the bus doesn’t always go directly to „Lützerath“. In this case, we recommend you to ask the bus driver to let you out between the stops „Holzweiler“ and „Keyenberg“. For more info on this, check out this map.
At the weekend there are the so called „Multibusse“, which have room for seven people. The busses have to be booked an hour in advance via phone (+49-(0)2431-886688) and cost the normal bus fare. However, there are only four of these small buses in the region.
Going by bike it’s approx. 10km from Erkelenz train station to the camp. You can check out this possible bike route on openstreetmap.org.
On the homepage of the climate camp you can also find a platform for shared rides.
Besides all this there are also a number of cab companies that you can call:
> Funkmietwagen Yellow Cab: +49-(0)2431 5555
> Taxi Schmitz: +49-(0)2431 6666
> Mini Car Erkelenz: +49-(0)2431 1333
> Taxi u. Mietwagen Walter Erren: +49-(0)2434 7373
> City-Taxi u. City-Med GbR: +49-(0)2433 2100
> Taxi Wyen GmbH: +49-(0)2161 584048
In general we expect participants to camp. However, for all of you who can not or do not feel like camping we provided a list of other options for accommodation.
Please bring the elementals of camping life – sleeping bag, camping mat and a tent. Since the area is rather large, it is also a good idea to bring a bicycle if possible. Additionally, feel free to bring a pavilion or sailcloth/canvas so that we can set up a nice camp. Finally, bring the clothes you don’t like anymore and the books you have read often enough since there will be a clothing and book-exchange corner.
Please only use organic soap, shampoo, tooth paste, hairspray, etc. The wastewater is channeled through a gravel bed directly into the soil.
Bringing your kids
There will be a child care and youth programme at the camp and the summer school. You can find more information on the subject here.