Tourney of Stahleck
The Tourney of Stahleck is the world's biggest A Game of Thrones LCG tournament. Players from all over Europe and beyond meet at Castle Stahleck at the heart of Germany to compete over three days in different tournament formats and celebrate the Only Game That Matters.
Corona messing things up :(
As some of you might have noticed, we are in the midst of a pandemic. This Corona situation creates a lot of uncertainty and the Tourney of Stahleck unfortunately is affected by that as well. As of right now, we do not know if there will be a Tourney of Stahleck 2020 and if so, in what form. We have no intention of running it as an online tournament and thusly are highly dependant on what regulations are in effect by November, which nobody is able to tell as of now.
We have set ourselves August 1. as a deadline for a decision (mostly because that's the latest we can cancel the reservation at the castle).
Unless we feel comfortable to make a call earlier, you will hear from us by then again. We are aware that a lot of people would need to make travel plans, for which a 2 month notice might not be enough. Unfortunately this is somewhat out of our hands. At this point we simply cannot say if the Tourney of Stahleck 2020 will happen or not.
Stahleck 2020 will be held on 19-22 of November 2020.
Castle Stahleck in Bacharach am Rhein, some 50 km south of Koblenz and 50 km west of Mainz.
Some events, mainly the preliminary rounds of the Joust and Melee tournaments, will take place in the town hall, next to the train station.
How to get there
Driving on the German Highway A61, you take the exit named "Rheinboellen". From there you go on in direction to Bacharach. You reach Castle Stahleck via Bacharach-Steeg. There are many parking slots next to the castle.
Bacharach lies on the railway track Mainz - Koblenz. Walking from the station in Bacharach to the castle takes about 20 minutes.
Details on connections you can find on the website of the German Railway Service.
There are several big airports close by: Köln/Bonn (CGN), Düsseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt (FRA) and Frankfurt/Hahn (HHN). The train connection to Bacharach from any of these should be decent.
- Köln/Bonn: about 3 hours starting at €29.
- Düsseldorf: about 3 and a half hours starting at €36.
- Frankfurt: about 1 hour starting at €18.
- Frankfurt/Hahn is closest (about 35 km) but without direct train connection. If you are a bunch of players its best to take a taxi (for about €70). Otherwise be prepared for a quite long trip with bus&train.