About Burning Burg

)'( Burning Burg is the oldest recurring burn event in Germany. It was introduced in 2008 as The German Burner Meeting. Up to 110 national and international burners co-create Burning Burg together at the picturesque Castle Lutter. Besides workshops, fire and festivities, there is a Q&A session with first timer guidance for Burning Man and regional Burn Events. The atmoshpere is that of a big family gardenparty with workshops and occasional outbreaks of jamming musicians. This gathering is a family friendly event, people looking for a rave- or orgyburn might find themselves disappointed.
The event was inspired by Burning Man. We are also based on the same principles (video). Everyone attending co-creates the event by bringing art, doing shifts, offering workshops or acitvities or food or drinks or infrastructure or (for example) a costume camp.


Warning Label

The whole event is a community production. If you want something there, you need to bring it or make it happen. Everything at, before and after this event is done by the attendants: Organisation, funding, build up and clean up. Everyone is expected to throw serious time, work, effort and money into their part of participation and everyone is expected to clean up after themselves. You heard of free booze and party at burning man? It is one part of the experience. The other part is doing something spectacular enough to give back to the community. If this sounds intriguing to you: consider attending.
Tl;dr: Leechers and spectators are not welcome. It only works if everyone does his/her share.


Event Information

  • Facebook event page
    Join the facebook event page for interaction with the other co-creators, discussions and last minute infos. Search in facebook events for: "Burning Burg 2018".
  • Food
    Food is not included in the admission. You need to bring enough food for yourselves. There are four fridges in the kitchens to keep your stuff cool.
  • Beverages
    Beverages are not included in the admission. There will be a pile of beer, water, cola and lemonade waiting for us. Count what you take and pay at the end. Specifics on whom to pay will be found on a sign at the stack. Besides from that, bring what you want.
  • Rain
    There are plenty kitchens and living rooms indoor to have a great time in. And then there is the huge castle hall called palas.
  • Limitations
    Bigger art, domes, community tents.. need placing by us. No soundsystems: Because playing music on an event costs money in Germany. We can´t keep you guys from bringing a radio for your personal enjoyment though.
  • Noise
    As the castlegrounds are surrounded by the town, we need to be quiet outside at night and reasonably quiet at day. Same goes for everywhere in the house. You can be loud IN the Palas day and night, but please keep the door closed.
  • No art grants and no money for your projects
    In order to keep the monetary entry level as low as possible, we only collect the rent plus event insurance from you. As we do not collect an excess to that, we can not have art grants or the like.
  • How we organise co-creation
    We organise via an online spreadsheet. Every attendant gets access to that sheet and fills in his part. In that sheet you find shifts that need to be covered, workshop and activity timeslots, space for workshop and activity explanation. Email me if you have questions about artplacing. Otherwise (if it is legal and not harmful and does not need resources that we would need to pay for): put it in the sheet and do it. Please do not email us your ideas. Skip the email and fill the spreadsheet yourselves. We might ask you for changes though.
  • More information and pictures of the venue
    For more detailed information, download the survival guide in pdf format here.
  • We value our privacy at this event, Press or Media are not welcome.
  • Filming for documentaries is not allowed.
  • Ask Ingo per email if you have further Questions.
  • Upcoming burner principles we do not support:
    Non-consensual gifting, radical self-inclusion, radical self-entitlement, radical themecamp reliance, radical non-participation, radical spectating, radical dependence.


REGISTRATION has started.

HOW TO GET ADMISSION: First read all the info on this website including the survival guide, which you can download from here. Then put your part of co-creation in the online spreadsheet. Only after doing all of the above: Send an email to: ingo [at] burningburg [dot] de with the tickets you want and the (real) names of the persons you want them for. DO NOT send us emails with suggestions of what you could offer, decide yourselves and put it into the sheet. We will then check your offerings and get back to you with ticket codes for the ticket service website (or suggestions on further participation). We work on the emails in the order of apperance. This may take a while.

36€ bunk bed in the HOUSE for adults and kids
15 € kids with NO bed in the HOUSE. (Bring your own bedding. Max 2 spots available. You will need a "discount code" to be able to buy this one - Message Ingo to get the code.)
Most rooms in the house have 4-6 beds. The few rooms with two beds are reseved for families with kids.
16 € CAMPING for adults and 15 € CAMPING for kids
Residing in a tent, car, caravan or RV counts as camping.
No discounts if you are not in for the whole ride.
Admissions can be resold or gifted, but we need proof of real names. The ticket service website takes a small fee per registration on top.

DURATION: Thursday 7th June 1pm to Sunday 10th June 4pm
Message Ingo if you need early entry for a build.