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New in 2017 - the attendance fee

For years we have been able to keep the attendance fee for our wonderful "familiy gathering" on the same level. Now the expenses are rising, the beetle-family is growing (no wonder owning the most beautiful car in the world :-) and our big beetle gathering is still privat and organised with personal engagement by a very few people. This year we unfortunately do have to rise the fee to 15 € per car.

3 days of fun with the greatest car community in the world, the fantastic beetle-family,
3 days at the baltic sea, 3 days of Beetlemünde: Beetle Sunshinetour
(Translation: Anett Babel)

New in 2017 – the second Beetle location

Last year we had to close the registration already in June because there were too many cars for our ’Beetle meadow’ location. We had lots of mails where people asked us if they could still register – but no chance...

Having reached this point we had long and heated discussions in our team whether we need another location or not. We decided to open another, a second ’Beetle meadow’

Why that?
The last years we tried to put as many cars as possible into Brüggmanngarten (that’s our so-called ’Beetle meadow’) and we needed professional help to brief all drivers how to park their cars close to each other. That was not always easy and there were many drivers who were afraid of being hit or scratched by other Beetle drivers...

But what do we want?
We are a big ’Beetle family’ and we want everybody to have the chance to join us in August. We really don’t want anybody to stay at home because there is not enough space for his/her car. That’s why we had to find a second location for all the cars.

The second location will be very close, it’s only a 5-minute walk from our ’Beetle meadow’. It’s located at the promenade directly at the river Trave next to the marina. There will also be some special Beetle edtions from VW and of course other highlights. You won’t feel alone – we promise.

So don’t hesitate to register. And if you have to move to the second location with your car, we – the Beetle family – will be very glad to have you here in Travemünde and to see you at the Brüggmanngarten.

We are so happy to get to know you and to share a passion with you, the passion for OUR Beetle.

New in 2017 - The Registration

The Beetle Sunshinetour is a great Beetle-fan-meeting and it’s getting bigger and bigger. In 2016 it was already a huge challenge to organize everything and we reached  our limits – so to say. Therefore there are some changes this year: one will be the registration.

The old registration had to be done manually by me. That was possible the last years, even though it was sometimes nerve-wracking.

But now, with far more than 500 registrations, we are going to install a new program which can be used soon – probably in the middle of April.

What’s new ?

You have to register at and then you get your personal account. There you can enter and change your data and can also sign off if you can’t come to Travemünde in August.

Unfortunately there are no number-reservations possible this year.
I know, that some of you will be sad about it, but we didn’t find a proper solution for that problem.

Even though you get a new registration number you can of course meet other Beetle-fans, talk to them, laugh, have fun, share memories, give and exchange insiders’ tips and tell all tourists and guests that there is only one car that arouses all these emotions:

our BEETLE !!!

Beetle calendar 2018

28th January: This year we couldn’t produce a calendar but for 2018 we plan to make a Beetle Sunshinetour calendar. And now it’s your turn...

Of course you can take photos of your Beetle alone, with a nice or funny background or at a place where your Beetle feels fine.

Please pose with (or without) friends, take photos of your car and we will look forward to your photos for the new calendar.

The team decides which photos we’ll take. The quality of your photos is very important, too. The better the quality, the bigger the size of the calendar. We would like to make a big poster calendar in limited edition.

This calendar will be available at this years Sunshinetour !

 Please send your photos until 15th June to:

It is also very important that you confirm (in your mail) that the photos are yours and that you give the permisson to use your photo(s) for the calendar.

 We are very excited and look forward to getting lots of nice, crazy, funny Beetle photos.

Der Beetle-Fans from abroad

first of all we want to thank you that you made all the way from your home country to Travemünde in August. There were long distances to drive but we think (and hope) it was worth every kilometer. We really enjoyed having you here with us.

Beetle Sunshinetour Welcomes America

The Beetle Sunshinetour, the biggest Beetle event in the world, sends greetings to all Beetle fans in America / in the US. For all of us the motto for 2017 is:  ’Beetle Sunshinetour welcomes America’.

To say ’hello’ to all Beetle fans in the US, we bring America to Europe, to Lübeck-Travemünde, to our location called ’Beetlewiese’ (the so called Beetle meadow) to the tour in 2017. 

It will be colourfull, a big parade, it will be great  and there are no bounds for your ideas: Western, Country, Walt Disney, the South, Micky Mouse, Hollywood, the Statue of Liberty, American Football, Janis Joplin, Woodstock – well I see... there are many ideas running through your heads already! 
... and Svenja will put you into good mood.

Hope to see you all again here in Travemünde in August.

Das ist Barbara

I’m Barbara and I'd like to inform you about everything that is important to know about the BST (Beetle Sunshinetour). If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try to help you - as far as I can. There will be a special email-adress for all English-speaking Beetle fans soon. 

Here is the mail adress for all English speaking Beetle fans. I hope, I can give your satisfying information to all your questions.
CU in August