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Beesenstedt Castle is located in the town of Beesenstedt, Germany, about 200 km (125 miles) southwest of Berlin. By car it takes about 2.5 hours from Berlin. The city of Halle (by the river Saale) is about 23km away.
If you are taking the route through the small town of Wettin (when coming from Berlin for example), you have to take a little ferry to cross the river Saale for a small fee (€1,50). The ferry operates from 6am to 10pm and runs every few minutes.
Fly into one of the Berlin airports, take public transport to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof and from take the Camp’s Shuttle Bus to Beesenstedt. If you are not taking the shuttle bus, you can also go to the closest bigger city called Halle(Saale) by train or rideshare.
You could also fly into Leipzig-Halle Airport and take a train from there to Halle.
Shuttle Bus from Berlin to the Castle
The shuttle bus going to Beesenstedt departs approximately 4:00 PM on Friday September 22nd from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (HBF) (Central Train Station).It is a normal bus that will have a swing castle camp sign in the bus. Company name is “Busverkehr Geißler GmbH”.
If you are planning on taking this bus, make sure you arrive in Berlin with enough time to get to Berlin Hauptbahnhof before the bus departs.
You should plan at least 2 hours time between your flight arrival and the bus departure. (Time for baggage claim and travel from the airport to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof).
The bus from Tegel Airport to Hauptbahnhof takes 20 minutes.
The S-Bahn (Train) from Schönefeld Airport takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes.
The cost for the roundtrip shuttle bus from Berlin is €60.
ATTENTION: New departure point! The Shuttle Bus will leave from Hotel Meininger (Ella-Trebe-Straße 9) – it is located at the southern exit (look for signs saying Washington Platz):
Public Transportation from Halle:
Find the central bus station (ZOB), which is in walking distance from the central train station. From there, take the bus 306 from Halle (direction Friedeburg) to Beesenstedt. The bus only leaves a few times during the day. Ideally you take the 15:30 or 17:30 one directly to ‘Beesenstedt Schule, Salzatal’. The latest bus leaves Halle at 20:35.
Shuttle from Halle:
We will also have a shuttle service between Halle and Beesenstedt for €10 per person per one way trip. Shuttle leaves Halle at 19:00.
Shuttle to Halle:
We will also have a shuttle service between Beesenstedt and Halle for €10 per person per one way trip. Shuttle leaves Beesenstedt on Monday 25th at 11:30 and on Thursday 28th at 10:30. The journey takes around 45 minutes to Halle central station.
Returning to Berlin:
There will be a shuttle bus going from Beesenstedt Castle to Berlin on Thursday 28th at 10:00 AM.
The bus will stop at Schönefeld airport at around 1pm and at Tegel airport at around 13:45. From Tegel airport it will continue and arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof at approximately 14:15. If you are catching a plane on Monday, make sure there is a little bit of buffer time between the arrival of the shuttle and your departure in case there is a delay due to traffic.
Attention: No shuttle Bus to Berlin after the weekend on Monday 25th. We will organize a shuttle to Halle in the morning though so that you can catch a train ride from there (more infos here).