The global metal capital is a village
It’s true. Every August, “Wacken Open Air” takes place in the north German village village of Wacken, some 75 kilometers out of Hamburg. Around 75,000 music fans from all over the world take over the village, and a lot of them arrive in the area by plane. HAM becomes “Wacken Airport” and the terminals become a mosh pit. Fans just have to show their tickets to get discounts on food and drink, take photos at a special photo wall, and even use the showers free of charge on their way back home. Our staff love it, dressing in Wacken shirts and joining in the fun with the fans.