From Green to Blue
Located in the middle of the Grafenberg Forest, where otherwise the drumming of horses’ hooves interrupts only rarely the happy chirping of birds, there is one of the most beautiful festival venues in Germany which surprises us once a year with all-new and unfamiliar sounds. This is when the OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL, based in Düsseldorf on the horse racecourse, animates people
instead of horses with beats and bass to their maximum dancing capacity on the field.
The Festival Locations
Whether you are galloping or decide to use the free shuttle bus, after the festival , around midnight you can head directly to the city centre and its many clubs, where you can dance till dawn.
The program at the OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL 2015 starts at 1 pm
and offers an exciting mix of music on three stages until 12pm.
In front of the old stand you can find the , which brings together all the main acts, inviting you to laugh, sing, dance and picnic. Later in the day this will also be the best spot to view the beautiful sunset.
The in the front area of the site is dedicated to electronic music, right next door you will find various stands from regional galleries, music, fashion labels and young designers inviting you to have a browse.
offers youngsters and you an insight into the creative work of the local up-and-coming music scene.
lead to the OSF
General Information regarding your journey
The OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL provides free shuttle buses from Staufenplatz to the horse racecourse and back. This will avoid – for those who come by public transport – walking all the way up to the Grafenberg forest and the horse racecourse. Tram 709, 713, 703 or 733 will bring you to ‘Burgmüllerstraße’, then it’s a two minute walk to Staufenplatz from where the shuttle buses go.
Car drivers who do not want to use the chargeable parking area at the horse racecourse (3 EUR fee / day) may leave their vehicle at Staufenplatz free of charge and also take the bus.
By the end of the Day program shuttle buses will be running regularly from about 11.45 pm from the horse racecourse back to Staufenplatz or directly to the city centre.
Note: We cannot transfer 5000 or more visitors at one time. Therefore we kindly ask for your patience regarding the arrival and departure. In addition, we would like to point out that the OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL ticket authorizes you free use of public transport within the city of Düsseldorf.
at a glance
to the Galopprennbahn
The tram numbers , , , and will get you to and respectively to the which is located just next to it. From here there will be free shuttle buses bringing you to the horse racecourse.
Exit Düsseldorf / Mettmann (18), B7 direction Düsseldorf, follow about 8 km the Bergische Landstrasse , follow the signs: Horse racetrack / wildlife park shortly behind the Hospital Gerresheim at the traffic lights.
On the motorway, keep left towards Niederkassel and drive over the Theodor-Heuss-Bridge crossing the Rhine, Heinrich-Ehrhardt-Straße, follow the signs from Mörsenbroicher Ei towards Rennbahn Grafenberg (Horse racecourse). (see description below when coming from Essen).
Junction Düsseldorf Eller, right Deutzer Straße, turns into Heidelberger Straße, turns into Bernburger Straße, turns into Klein Eller, keep on your right and follow direction Flingern/Lierenfeld.
Stay until the end of the motorway, at the junction sharp left and stay on the left lane, follow signs to horse racecourse, at the traffic lights left and the next traffic light (50 meters) turn right immediately into Mörsenbroicher Weg, cross a large intersection and continue straight, up the hill, follow the street on your right (sharp turn), the left hand side behind the hotel you will find the entrance to the parking area of the horse racecourse.
Either to junction Kaarst, on the A52 towards Düsseldorf, then see description A52 or junction Neuss-Hafen over the Rhine bridge Düsseldorf-Neuss, Südring Auf’m Hennekamp, Kruppstraße, Werdener Straße, Kettwiger Straße B8 Dorotheenstraße, at the big intersection turn right into Grafenberger Allee, follow signs to horse racecourse, cross the Ludenberger Straße, Ernst-Poensgen-Allee, follow the Fahneburgstraße on the right, sharp right turn, behind the hotel you will find the entrance to the parking area of the horse racecourse.