VH3logo Vindobona Hash House Harriers - Hash Weekend - 22 to 24 April 2016
500th Anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, 23 April 1516
500th Anniversary of the German Beer Purity Law, 23 April 1516

Registration Form

We are now full now in the main hotel. The main hotel is the Goldener Hirsch, which has 29 rooms) and further registrations will be accommodated in the "Goldener Adler" (same owner, same standard), some 150m away, also within the old town. All check-ins, the 2 breakfasts and the evening dinner and party on Saturday will be at the Goldener Hirsch.

Location - Freistadt, Upper Austria

Linzer Tor, Freistadt
Linz Gate, Freistadt
Hotel Freistadt
Hotel in Freistadt
Freistadt Town
Freistadt Town Overview

Freistadt  (literally "Freetown") is a small Austrian town in the state of Upper Austria in the region Mühlviertel. With a population of approximately 7,500 residents, it is a trade centre for local villages. Freistadt is the economic centre of a district of the same name District Freistadt. The nearest sizeable cities are Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, about 40 km in the south, and České Budějovice, the capital of Southern Bohemia, about 60 km in the north.

We have located accommodation directly in the heart of this picturesque mediaeval brewery town some 200 km west of Vienna.

So mark your diaries and book the weekend 22 to 24 April 2016 - Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law).

We will be staying in the hotel Zum Goldenen Hirschen. This is a 3-star hotel in the heart of Freistadt. Please do not contact the hotel directly, as we will be making all the arrangements for booking the rooms and the meals. There are places for up to 80 in the hotel and 20 in the youth hostel.
There is a low-cost alternative (€30 cheaper for the weekend) at a youth hostel next to the hotel, where there are 2 rooms, each with 10 beds. Breakfast will be at the hotel, and all other meals will be with the main party.

More Info about the Hotel |  More Info about Freistadt |  Map of Hash Locations in Freistadt |  Transport Instructions & Agenda for Weekend

Agenda for Weekend (Provisional)

This Agenda is provisional and any details may change between now and the weekend.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Pre-lube Hash in Vienna. Meet in front of 1516 Pub, near Flanagan Irish Pub, Schwarzenbergstrasse 2. More Details.

Friday, 22 April 2016

14:00 Bus leaves from Vienna (Hütteldorf bus terminal, outside the railway station, end of undergound line U4).

17:00 - Check-in opens at the hotel and keys will be available for your rooms. The hotel will have a list of the room assignments, so just pick up your key at the reception, if you get there before 17:00.

18:00 Walk to Brauhaus.

18:30 Start of Brewery Tour.

20:00 Dinner at the Brauhaus.

If you are late make your own way to the brewery. If you are planning to arrive after 21:00 in Freistadt, let us know and we can make arrangements for a late dinner. 

Saturday, 23 April 2016

??:?? until ??:?? Breakfast

10:30 Start of main hash from outside hotel.

15:00 Nice lunch.

16:00 Hash Circle. There is a 30 mins walk from this location back to the hotel.

19:00 Bar opens in hotel.

19:30 Dinner. Theme - Purity and Virginity, please dress accordingly

Sunday, 24 April 2016

??:?? Breakfast

11:00 - The farewell run and final down-downs.

Monday, 25 April 2016

18:30 - We will have our 34th Aniversary Hash on the edge of Vienna (location on our normal schedule page, nearer the date) and any visitors that wish to extend their stay are welcome to join us.

Price and Payment Details

There is no need to pay immediately, as we will be asking for payment starting in late January 2016. Anyone who registers before the end of September 2015 (30 September 2015) will qualify for the Early Bird price and get a discount from the standard weekend fee. At the moment, the Early Bird price will be €200 (€170 in the youth hostel). Cancellations will incur no charges up until a month before the event and then we will only charge real costs (we usually refund most of the fee for late cancellations). Single rooms are available at an extra charge, please indicate this on the form (not possible in he youth hostel, where you share with 9 others!).

This price is a package deal which includes the hotel room (sharing a double bedrooms, surcharge for single rooms), food (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and Saturday lunch) and all the beer you can drink during the weekend (from Friday evening to the end of the Circle on Sunday), plus various extras (Haberdashery, Music, Brewery Guided Tour etc.).

After the Early Bird registration period ends, the basic price (sharing a double bedroom) will go up to €215.16, and for Latecomers that register or pay late, in the last month (April 2016), the price will be €240.

Here is the basic matrix of prices, not including the bus, which will €40 extra for those registered for this option :-


  Early Bird (before end Sep 2015) Standard (before end March 2016) Latecomer (in April 2016)
No Accommodation €120 €140 €160
Hostel €170 €190 €210
Double €200 €215.16* €240
Single €230 €250 €270

* If a €40 bus fee has been included, then the total is €260.

For those of you with bank accounts outside the Euro Zone, but in the US or UK, I will send payment instructions in US$ and UK£. For any other currencies, I will use PayPal. I have to limit my use of PayPal, to avoid getting the account blocked by PayPal.

Payment is due by 29 February 2016, or you will be cancelled. If you have not received an email from me by the end of January, please check your Spam/Junk folder. If you still do not see a Payment Request, then send an email to Lord Glo-Balls for a new Payment Request.

Transport to Hotel

Address: Gasthof Zum Goldenen Hirschen Böhmergasse 8-10 A-4240 Freistadt.

Bus to Hotel

As it is quite a long way from Vienna and we expect many visitors to arrive by plane to Vienna, we are organizing a bus from Vienna to the Hotel in Freistadt. This will leave Vienna at 14:00, so plan your arrival in Vienna well before this time. The bus will leave Freistadt at about 15:00 on Sunday and get back to Vienna around 18:00, so we suggest that you book a plane which leaves Vienna Airport well after 20:00. This bus will cost €40 for the return journey. Please indicate your interest in this bus on the registration form. There will be cold beer for sale on the bus (from the bus driver).

Departure from Vienna will be from the Hütteldorf railway station, which is at the end of the U4 underground line. Follow the signs fo the bus terminal, which is outside the station. Look for a private bus with the company name Sunzenauer written on the side. Don't be later, otherwise the bus will leave without you.

Directions for Driving

It is about 2 hours drive from Vienna. Details will be posted later.

Trains from Vienna and other places

Details will be posted later. There are trains from Vienna airport direct to Linz and then you change for Freistadt. It may be possible to fly to Salzburg and get the train from there to Linz and then Freistadt.

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