Sat 24 Jul 2021 9:18PM

[CANCELLED] 🚚Bellhop Service @KiezBurn2021

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Arriving by train but need a ride for your gear? Wanting to bike, run or wander to Kiez Burn?πŸš‰

[UPDATE 07/08/2021] Due to lack of enthousiasm from the community, the bellhop service is cancelled!

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This is the Bellhop Service FAQ for @Kiez Burn 2021. Read it thoroughly.

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  • If you want to drive a van to help out, or be the on-site supervisor on Wednesday, or if you want to volunteer to bring back lost&found luggage to Berlin contact @Caroline or via Telegram @CarreauLigne or hit the comments on this thread tagging @ caroline


I've tried to make it as simple as possible to avoid any hassle to any team I'm not a part of. If you can't do something that I ask, please tell it to me and I'll find a way arround


Arrival of Berlin train at Sternfeld on Wednesday the 11th



Luggage being picked up at the train station



Luggage being drop down to site



Time you can drop your luggage at the Bellhop Service sign on Sunday the 15th

before 13h45

between 15h and 18h45 

Luggage is dropped at the train station



Departure of the Sternfeld to Berlin train




We will need a van on Wednesday the 11th and Sunday the 15th.

Please note that this is german time not playa time as there is train to catch (literally)

Wednesday the 11th:

  • From 9h55 to 10h55 (or 11h30 if 2 trips)

  • From 13h55 to 14h55 (or 15h30 if 2 trips)

Sunday the 15th:

  • From 13h55 (or 13h30 if 2 trips) to 14h55

  • From 18h55 (or 18h30 if 2 trips) to 19h55

Which van?

Ideally korg van if it's not busy with build/strike.

Plan B is to get in touch with Kieze who might have an extra van.

Plan C is to use the yet hypothetical toilet van from Leipzig.

We do not have to use the same van on Wednesday and on Sunday

How many luggage?

I estimate to be able to fit luggage for 20-25 people in one van. But it is a wild guess so reach out if this seems wrong.

If a lot of people want to use the service, we can do 2 trips in a row

Building/Signage of the bellhop area near gate

We will need a build volunteer to delimited a square by putting 4 rebar + tape somewhere outside of gate, in sight of the gate.

We will need a signage volunteer to put a pole (even a little on) and a β€œBellhop Service” sign.

We will need a volunteer (probably me) to print, laminate, and put these warning signs on the area to avoid having people putting their luggage here randomly. Is there any laminate-machine onsite for production?

This is a very low-priority thing to do. It can literally be done after Wednesday because the only important time to have that is on Sunday. If I arrive before it’s done, I will help out.

The strike should be easy, I will be there to help on Monday the 16th.

I will ask for help in the proper thread once it’s launched.


We will have to know in advance who will drive as it is a requirement to give a copy of the driving license to the rental services 


Wednesday the 11th





A volunteer from previous trip

Sunday the 15th


Me @Caroline


A volunteer from following trip



.As you may notice, we need a Supervisor/Driver/Co-lead on Wednesday.
It’s because I’ve already taken my non-refundable train ticket from Paris and best case scenario I’ll be at Demmin at 20:00 on Tuesday the 10th. Worst case I’ll arrive with everybody else on Wednesday.

This person will do the first trip so they will have to be onsite for build. They will also supervise the next driver by helping them to put a hand on the van (can be tricky for volunteers who do not know people from build crew)

If you want to be this supervisor please reach out.

This person will have to get out of the site after their entrance and covid check. It will be the only one. I hope it’s okay from a covid-risk point of view.


Any unclaimed luggage at the train station will be taken to Berlin by a volunteer.

Sunday the 15th





Thanks @Natron Deo for the idea

Have a nice day and any remarks are welcomed!🏠


Veroca R. Sala Sun 25 Jul 2021 4:17PM

For the way back i think the production van will be busy striking (?). Let's see what @Jan-Christian Kaspareit strike lead thinks? Could we use the Prod van for 2 hours on the Sunday?

I dont think we can provide the service of transport and wait. We could make sure the luggage is there on time to distribute to them and to catch the train. But the van should be returning quickly as it is needed to strike and transport stuff to storage. It shouldn't take up more than an hour. 1 extra participant could go in the van and guard the luggage at the station while the driver drives back to site.

Yes, labels on their luggage might work. How about free campers without Kiez.(?)

If you think we don't need a person "guarding the items" then no πŸ˜‡. I think it wouldn't hurt. But maybe is better and more radical without it.

This year ppl are allowed onsite only if they pass the covid test. That is why to avoid the hassle in case they are positive, Their gear should not be entering the site. But picked up once at the gate when they take the test, no? My opinion though.

Not sure how the gate will handle this. I advise you to set a call with Mareike or someone from the gate to coordinate better and then make the corresponding update on talk. (?)


Caroline Sun 25 Jul 2021 4:21PM

My main question for gate (and covid team is): can i (or the other driver) go through the gate with the van to drop off the luggage inside and go back?
Or park in front of gate to drop off the luggage and carry it to the bellhop place?


Caroline Sun 25 Jul 2021 4:34PM

  • in case of covid situation (probably rare because we're talking 50 people walking for now): just ask some random person to go through the luggage and get the gear with the proper label. Let's not worry too much. If that's okay with gate?

  • yes we can find 1-2 volunteer with bike to go to the trainstation, watch luggage and go back. Or a volunteer amoung people who take the train to berlin to take luggage with them and find a way to give back to the owner once in Berlin


Caroline Mon 26 Jul 2021 6:05PM

There is also the taxi service that will be listed in the survival guide. When will you have contact from the guy so i can add it in the survival guide as well?


Annette Mon 26 Jul 2021 6:43PM

Do you speak german @Caroline? Best would be to reach out to Roland and check on his availablities: Freiland said he was quite busy at the Sommerfest (Freiland event with 500 participants), adviced to use it planned (aka for a specific group/time/people/pre-order) and we should check in with Roland first
1. If he is available
2. How much he can transport ride wise
3. If he wants it to be published public.
You want to take the lead?


Caroline Mon 26 Jul 2021 6:45PM

I do not speak enough german to deal with a driver... Sorry


Sven Dudink Tue 27 Jul 2021 9:14AM

hey, @Caroline thanks for the amazing work you put in, I really like the idea, for the way back I don't think its much of a problem, the 7-kilometer walk from freiland to the station is a very empty road, so in case someone drives back it's very likely the driver will cross paths with a lost burner,

it might also be wise for drivers to check on that when driving back with luggage, there is a chance someone is halfway and too exhausted to walk in hot weather after having partied all night


Caroline Tue 27 Jul 2021 10:23AM

Yes you're right!

Let's plan for that and communicate for "we do not carry people" to be sure to not have 10+ people who expecting us to drive them


Caroline Mon 2 Aug 2021 2:24PM

@julia thanks for letting us know, i've un-signed you :)


Mareike Sun 25 Jul 2021 4:10PM

(yes, just tag me for gate realizer, Paul is not on talk but I will forward the info) - i like the proposal and pretty sure we can assign a space for collecting the luggage close to gate. If it should be shaded, have a sign or have a system with numbers or something, then it is something we can't do as gate, because we will already have a lot to do unfortunately.. @Caroline could you take this on or recruit someone for it? I would put the luggage outside of the gate because not everyone will be camping on site. Freecampers are camping in the parking area outside the gate so they would then have to get their stuff from inside the gelΓ€nde again.

also, I wouldn't want to fill the greeting tent with luggage, I think we need it for people. i do understand that leaving luggage with food in it in the heat might also not be the best idea, but I would also not make it more complicated than it needs to be. My opinion: we just tape off a square for luggage in eyesight of gate.

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