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2015 German First Edition Championships

by Peter Ludwig

20th October 2014

The German National Championships for First Edition will be held for the first time in Munich, integrated into an all-weekend STCCG event.

Saturday 17th of January and Sunday 18th of January

Hacker-Pschorr Bräuhaus
Theresienhöhe 7
80339 Munich,

This is a large restaurant in central Munich, where we have a private room reserved all weekend. There will be food and drink service.

Public transportation?
Munich has an excellent subway service, if you are using it, exit at "Theresienwiese", which is just one station away from the central train station "Hauptbahnhof", connected with the lines U4 and U5.
If you are arriving by plane: there is a very reliable train connection (S-Bahn) every 10 Minutes between the airport and the central station (Hauptbahhnhof), which takes 40 Minutes and costs about 10€.

The program currently consists of the National First Edition Championship and a Second Edition complete tournament. Dates will be:

Friday 16th of January 2015, evenings - Get-together of arrivals, location to be announced in the forum.
Saturday 17th of January 2015, 11 am - First Edition National Championship (4 rounds OTF constructed).
Sunday 18th of January 2015, 11 am - Second Edition (4 rounds standard constructed).
(Number of rounds might change due to number of participants.)

Side events?
The side event program will be decided at a later time.

Since the tournament location is very central, the choice of hotels is extensive.
A short survey of booking sites (trivago, booking.com) shows a typical price range of 80-120€ per night for a double room including breakfast in most nearby 3 and 4 star hotels.
Here are a few possible choices with moderate prices and good/excellent ratings close to the tournament location:
Europe Hotel Senator - 3 Stars - double room from 87€/night - 0.3km to tournament location
Hotel Europäischer Hof - 3 Stars - double room from 80€/night - 1.0km to location
Four Points - 4 Stars - double room from 90€/night - 0.2km to location
Ibis München West - 2 Stars - double room from 85€/night - 1.2km to location

Sight seeing / Travel?
For those of you interested in seeing more of Munich, the central location of the tournaments is ideal. Most of the tourist spots are within 1-3 subway stations. Naturally, Munich is also a nice place to bring the family.
Since it's going to be in January, we expect snow. This means for those of you interested in skiing or hiking, there are mountains only 1h away by train.

If you're in Munich for the first time, make sure to visit
- Hofbräuhaus
- Kaufinger Street and Marienplatz (famous for shopping)
Subway Station: Marienplatz
- At least one of the the many museums

Possible 1-day trips could include (1-2 hours travel time max.):
- A visit to famous castle Neuschwanstein (reservation required)
- A day of relaxing in the famous thermal water spa Erding
- A ski/hiking trip to Lenggries

If you need help organizing your trip or would like to know about travel options before or after the weekend, pm martok88 or make a post in the forum!

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