In spring, we gather again around to welcome the first rays of sunshine and dance ourselves out of hibernation in the fresh forest air.
The Hai in den Mai festival is the annual start to the open-air psytrance season!

Tickets are available here.


  • Waldfrieden Psy Club
  • Main Floor: Outdoor Psychedelic / Progressive Floor
  • Backyard Floor: Outdoor Alternative-Electro / Techno Floor
  • Hill Top Floor: Outdoor Forest / Hitech-Floor!
  • Healing Area
  • Chill Out Area
  • Market Area
  • Organic Food Area
  • Performer Stage
  • Camping Area


  • For all rail travelers, there are free shuttle buses from the nearby train stations “Lemförde” and “Rahden“.

To minimize the car traffic on the festival grounds we have to take 10 € road toll for every vehicle driving over the area.

Answers to frequently asked questions about our festivals can be found here.

Tickets are available here.

All tickets are personalized. After you have ordered and paid for your ticket, you can enter the name of the person who will use the ticket in the ticket shop under “My Tickets“. The name of the ticket can only be changed once. If you have received a ticket and want to check it for validity, you can do so by entering the code here that appears at the top of the ticket next to your name.

Day tickets
There are no day tickets on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. There will only be the possibility to get the regular ticket cheaper at Sunday for the remaining festival on site.

Transfer of tickets
The name on a ticket can be changed once. Under “My Tickets” you can get a new ticket with a new name. It is not possible to return purchased tickets.

Wheelchair users with a disability card do not have to pay admission for an accompanying person.

Line Up
The line Up will be released in early 2024.

Decoration & Visuals
The decoration teams will be announced prior to the festival.

Healing Area & Workshops

In the Healing Area by the lake, you can take part in spiritual programs. There are also many lectures and workshops on the topic of spirituality.

We look forward to seeing you!

Forest law
You can only enter the festival if you are over 18 years of age with a valid identity card or passport. Juvenile minors are not allowed on the festival, unless they they are with their parents. Unfortunately we can not provide family camping so we do not recommend you to bring your children!
In Waldfrieden there is no place for racism, sexism, homophobia or any discriminatory behaviour and hateful ideology. This of course also means that nazis are not welcome here. Look out for each other. Those who do not respect these rules are kicked out, for example men who harass women.
To have enough room for dirty, tired and happy faces on the festival that will not appear on the internet please do not to take pictures of others without permission. There will be professional photographers taking pictures that will be uploaded here. If you appear on a picture against your will let us know and we will remove it.
Apart from the fact that other people may not want to be filmed or photographed by you, you don’t do yourself a favor if you want to capture everything on camera. The festival is a good time to put your smartphone aside and take a vacation from the digital world. Keep the good memories in your heart – not on a chip!
It is our desire to limit the damage to nature as much as possible. Therefor all of our electricity is supplied by renewable energy sources and we ask the food shops to sell organic food only.
Please help us to also keep the direct environment of the Waldfrieden clean by using garbage bags and pocket ashtrays. Also please use the toilets instead of going in the forest or elsewhere for that purpose.
Dogs are not allowed on the area. Unfortunately we can not allow you to bring your dogs due to spatial conditions of the nature reserve and the animals that live here.
Laser pointers, Graffiti & Confetti
Laser pointers must not be taken with you because of the high risk of injury. Graffiti, markers and confetti may not be brought to any of our events! It is simply too much work to get rid of the garbage and paintings. Confetti also causes unnecessary environmental pollution. If you are interested in participating as graffiti artist you are welcome to apply and contact us. However, it is not permitted to bring spray cans and markers with you without permission!

Waldfrieden Events