How do we get from the Berlin Airports to EJB Werbellinsee and back?We will provide you with a shuttle service from the airports Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld. It will cost 15€ per person, which will be added to your invoice. We will need your flight information by March 31st in order to plan the shuttles.
How do we get from/to our Berlin hotel to/from EJB Werbellinsee?We recommend to take the RE3 (regional train) leaving every hour from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main station) to Eberswalde. We will provide a free shuttle service from Eberswalde train station to the EJB Werbellinsee. Please inform us by March 31st about your arrival time in Eberswalde. You may also book a Eurofest shuttle from an airport, but this means you will need to get to the airport from your hotel. The same applies for the departure after Eurofest.
What time is it best to arrive at and depart from the EJB Werbellinsee?Arrival: Ideally on April 27th between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Dinner is included. If you arrive earlier, you might have to wait to check into your rooms. If you arrive later, you will receive sandwiches and fruit upon arrival as the cafeteria will be closed by then.
Departure: On May 2nd. Breakfast will be served as of 6:00 a.m. Rooms need to be cleared before 10:00 a.m.
Can we ship our props to the EJB Werbellinsee prior to Eurofest?You may ship your props and costumes to the Eurofest venue at your own expense prior to the 27th of April. Please label it and make sure you can identify your boxes when you arrive. They will be stored at the EJB Werbellinsee until you pick them up.Please use the following shipping address:
Odyssey of the Mind
c/o EJB Werbellinsee GmbH
Joachimsthaler Str. 20
Are there shopping possibilities and is there a cash machine?The EJB Werbellinsee is a cash only area. There is no cash machine on site. In extreme emergencies, cash can be organised from Joachimsthal. Please bring enough cash along if you wish to purchase WiFi vouchers, souvenirs, merchandise, etc. A kiosk on site sells some necessities.
Is there medical staff on site in case of emergencies?
We have first aiders on site, as well as some professional nurses and doctors amongst the staff. When in need of medical attention, please consult the information booth - first aid will be rendered here (unless the patient is incapacitated). There will also be an emergency Eurofest mobile number. We will organise a life saving group to be on site most of the time. In extreme emergencies, an ambulance will be called. Please bring your own medications with you. A pharmacy is not on site. However, if essential, transport to a nearby pharmacy can be arranged.
How will food allergies and intolerances be dealt with?The EJB Werbellinsee cafeteria staff are used to dealing with food intolerances and allergies. Please consult them with questions pertaining to your personal needs. A symbol and colour-code system on the name tags will be used to convey this important information to the servers, so please bring the name tags with you to every meal. In case of lactose-intolerance, it might be wise to bring lactase pills along. Religious dietary laws (kosher, halal) and nutritional preferences (vegetarian, vegan) will of course also be respected.
Can we arrive at the EJB Werbellinsee before April 27th or leave later than May 2nd?Yes, as long as there are free beds at the EJB. The additional costs (about 30€ per day and person) will be added to your invoice. You may have to change rooms for the extra days. There will be no additional programme offered by Odyssey of the Mind.
Can we stay in Berlin before or after Eurofest?
We recommend to plan additional days in Berlin if you want to see the city. Here is a list of recommended hotels and hostels, but you will need to contact them and book rooms yourselves.
What is the Mixed-Team Problem?Three teams from three different countries will form a Mixed-Team and solve a special problem during Eurofest. On the last Eurofest day, they will present their solutions on stage. Teams may use their long-term props and/or create new ones. This is always great fun and an opportunity to start lifetime friendships. Mixed-Teams will receive the problem during the Mixed-Team Rallye. All you need to complete this problem are the things you will have along anyway: team members, props and costumes from long-term and your coach!
What is the International Fair?
Learn about other cultures and teach others about yours – bring traditional souvenirs or food from your country and sell/trade/present it to/with others. Each country will be given a few tables (depending on how many teams they have) that you may use as your booth. Come prepared - bring things you can trade, sell and give away that are typical of your country and culture. We will be presenting the participating country’s flag behind the country’s booth.
What is the Cultural Festival?
At the Cultural Festival, every participating country will have 8 minutes to present its culture on stage – for example by dance, song, a video, a mix of all or whatever you like. All teams from a country must agree on what to put on stage. The time limit will not be extended! Come prepared - bring your choreography, idea and any costumes or instruments you need along. Please provide us with your desired music on a USB-stick.
What is the Mixed-Team Rallye?This is the first time the Mixed-Teams will meet and work together at Eurofest! You will also uncover this year's Mixed-Team Problem during this event. At 4 stations, each connected with an activity, you will work together as one team completing tasks, having fun and earning points for your teamwork. Please be punctual! You will receive your starting time in your registration folder. All you need to bring along is a smile and your creativity. Clothing and shoes should be appropriate for sportive activities and the weather forecast.
What personal documents should we bring?Do not forget your passport (non-Schengen states) or other form of official identification (Schengen states), medical identification, flight tickets or other travel documents as well as any documents necessary for registration at Eurofest.
What documents should we provide for the staging area judge at long-term?Please bring the following Odyssey of the Mind forms:
- Style Form (4x)
- Cost Form (1x)
- Outside Assistance Form (1x)
- Team Required List Form (4x)
- all team-specific clarifications
- any further documentation (i.e. script, translation of script, etc.)
Will towels and bed linens be provided during Eurofest?Bed linens will be provided. We recommend to bring your own towel; one will be provided per person and you can always rent a towel at the EJB.
Will the bathrooms be en-suite or shared?This depends on the type of housing. In some buildings, the bathrooms are en-suite. In others, it will be shared. Please understand that we will house your team in order to allow as many teams as possible to take part and that we will not be able to consider accommodation preferences unless there is a specific reason.
Will there be internet connection at the camp?You will have the possibility to buy a WiFi voucher at the EJB front desk. Unfortunately, there is no free WiFi access. Mobile coverage is only average at the camp.
Will soap and shampoo be provided?No. Please bring your own soap and shampoo, esp. if you have special needs. The kiosk on site usually carries a small selection of hygiene products.