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BUYING YOUR WGT TICKET
So you have arranged your hotel and flight, time to think about getting a ticket. There are a few options, you can get a ticket when you
arrive in Leipzig, or you can order it via the official website either with an international money order or by Paypal. If you live in Germany or
Switzerland you have the option of picking up your ticket directly from various locations (as publicised on the official website)

FROM THE OFFICIAL WGT WEBSITE
This has to be the best way to get your ticket, and you have two options, International Money order or Paypal.
When tickets go on sale, simply enter your details (name, home address, email, and how many tickets you want and of what type)
In 2009 the tickets are priced at €66 each, if you are camping you need to add an 'Obsorge' ticket at €25 and parking will cost you a
further €15
. Submit this info and you will get an email back (within minutes) with further details. These further details will be a link to
Paypal and a PDF file that you can take to the bank to transfer the money via an international money order (this will cost you, depending
on exchange rates and bank, about €50),

Postage is €8 outside of Germany.

Paypal will also cost you a nominal fee,  and will increase the price of 1 ticket to €70, obviously if you order more tickets the postage
wont go up. Paypal is secure as any Internet banking and has to be the preferred way of ordering tickets.

An example of the PDF file (from 2006) can be found below.
Take it to your bank, they will assist you and tell you how much it will cost.
The price has been the same for the last few year (and is excellent value for money).
From 2007 to 2010 the price is €66 + €8 P&P = €74 for one ticket (+ your banks charges or PayPal Charges) well worth it.

BUYING YOUR TICKET WHEN YOU GET TO LEIPZIG
I have never known the event to sell out; everybody seems to be able to get a ticket even people that arrive late. The only advantage of
buying a ticket early is to get them for a cheaper price. If you buy them when you arrive in Leipzig expect to pay about €75.

2014 UPDATE
You can purchase your ticket from two places, either at the Agra Messepark entrance or fin front of the Hauhptbahnhof (just outside the
Seaside Park Hotel). If you do plan on getting your ticket in Leipzig then I advise that you get your ticket Thursday evening; they normally
go on sale at 5-6pm. If you are in Leipzig before Thursday morning you may be able to purchase a ticket from the Tourist Information
Office at the standard price. NOTE: Tickets in Leipzig will cost more, but not vastly more than the postage you would pay.

AGRA MESSEPARK
Tickets go on sale Thursday afternoon when the camp site opens at the ticket office (that is situated directly opposite the tram stop, you
cant miss it). The queue will be quite large, however by late afternoon early evening it will be almost non existent (most of our German
friends will turn up Friday morning)

IN FRONT OF THE MAIN HAUPTBAHNHOF
In front of the Hauptbahnhof and just in front of the Seaside Park Hotel there will two small metal huts, at one of these tickets will be on
sale (there will be a queue from late afternoon)

MORITZBASTEI
There is a ticket booth down at the Moritzbastei where you can also purchase a ticket and gain a wristband

ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET
If you ordered your ticket online or purchased it when you got to Leipzig then you will now need to exchange part of that ticket for an
wristband. At the same time and location that the tickets go on sale in Leipzig there will be somebody exchanging tickets parts for
wristbands (behind the Hauptbahnhof or the Agra), you hand your ticket over they tear a bit off and you get a wristband. The wristbands
are made from a course nylon that may annoy you (I have seen some nasty rashes from the wristbands), the wristband will be
connected to your arm by means of a lump of aluminium (that again is quite annoying) that is crushed together in some sort of
medieval vice.

Once you have your wristband you can relax and enjoy the best Gothic Festival in the World.

You can also get your wristband from inside the campsite (if you are camping). At about 5pm on Thursday, the queues seem to be
smaller at the campsite and there are more ticket exchanging outlets on the campsite.  Be sure to queue up at the white tents in the
middle of the camping areas.

NOTE: Your wristband entitles you to free use of the public transport system for the duration of the Festival (IMPORTANT NOTE: Please
check the official WGT website for when you can use Public transport for free, it changes year to year).

WGT TICKETS (PAST YEARS)
WGT Tickets are works of art, you will want to keep it, see below for a few from previous years.
NEW TICKET OFFICE
BEHIND HAUPTBAHNHOF
NEW TICKET OFFICE
BEHIND HAUPTBAHNHOF
NEW TICKET OFFICE
BEHIND HAUPTBAHNHOF
AGRA MESSEPARK TICKET
OFFICE
TICKET OFFICE INSIDE THE
CAMPSITE
WGT 11
2002
WGT 12
2003
WGT 13
2004
WGT 14
2005
WGT 15
2006
 
WGT 16
2007
WGT 17
2008
WGT 18
2009
WGT 19
2010
WGT 20
2011
     
EXAMPLE PDF FILE SENT
TO YOU BY THE OFFICIAL
WGT WEBSITE
WRISTBANDS
2002-2005