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Title: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on May 10, 2019, 13:26:57
Hello to all interested club members,
just receive the new Action with my announcements  for the AC International 2020, sorry to everybody but there is one mistake for the calculation for the additional costs for DAY 0, the optional evening in Cologne, the more or less calculated costs for dinner/drinks/guiding for this evening are 50-60  Euro per person and not (150-160), the planning is for a brewery and not for a michelin starred  restaurant.
Sorry and warm greetings from Cologne

Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on May 22, 2019, 18:24:26
A touch of Cologne and the romantic rhine
The ACOC International 2020

(4),5.8.2020 – 9.8.2020 Rheinhotel Dreesen, Bonn,
German Capital 1949-1990
and Entrance to the Middle Rhine Valley
Unesco world heritage

Day 0: (optional day): Tuesday 4th of Aug. 2020 arrival in Cologne around            
3 p.m. at the easy to reach (just 3 turns from the Autobahn) 4* Marriott Hotel             
near the cathedral Single/double room incl. breakfast is 105/125 Euro parking around 30 Euro              Programm including dinner/drinks/guiding around 50-60 Euro per person                            
Special guiding along the cathedral roof (if available) and a cosy evening in a Cologne brewery              
Next morning touring through the Bergisch (Mountain) Land and the Sieg Valley, possibility to visit the last home of Konrad Adenauer at the Rhine opposite the Rheinhotel Dreesen        
Lunch at a nearby restaurant incl. save parking during the visit of the house lunch/guiding around
30 Euro per person, carferry to the Hotel Dreesen

Day 1: Wednesday 5th of Aug. 2020 official start of the International
arrival in the afternoon at Rheinhotel Dreesen,              
Private opening dinner in the hotel

Day 2: Thursday 6th of Aug. 2020 touring the Ahr Valley with visit of the most secret
German place during the cold war Lunch at the Rhine in the city of Remagen and touring the Wied Valley Social evening at Rolandsbogen high above the Rhine (bus transfer)

Day 3: Friday 7th of Aug. 2020 touring the Eifel  with visit of the Oldtimer Gran Prix at the Nürburgring (very central parking in the old Drivers camp, lunch in the drivers tent, possibility to watch the training sessions of the biggest german classic racing event (at the moment it is open if we have hte possibility for 15 exclusive minutes with the AC owners club on the gran Prix course...i do my best...)            
Evening: BBQ at the hotel (depending on the weather, alternative private dinner)

Day 4: Saturday 8th of Aug. 2020 Three River Tour to the Lahn, middle Rhine and Mosel              
BBQ Lunch at Burg/Castle Reichenstein at the upper Rhine,Private dinner at the hotel

Day 5: Sunday 9th of Aug. 2020 breakfast, then depart at your leasure

The hotels in Cologne and Bonn  are secured for the above date (at the moment 25 rooms in Cologne and 35 Rooms in Bonn) and you can book in directly at the hotels as of now to secure the room (mentioring „AC International 2020“) striktly first come first serve policy

Price for double room incl. breakfast and garage
Room at the entrance side 680 € for 4 nights  (600€ single)
Room with rhine view at the side of the hotel 720 € for 4 nights (640€ single)
Room with frontal rhine view and balcony 760 € for 4 nights (680€ single] Sorry sold out!!!!!!!!!!!!
Room at the Boutiquehotel Dreesen 640€ for 4 nights incl. Breakfast,  two single beds here possible, Hotel is 0,5 miles from the Rheinhotel (good ten minutes walk)
Breakfast at the Boutiquehotel or Rheinhotel possible

Please send us (Ursula and Jürgen Wahn) an email to when you will have booked in and tell us also if you have booked in for the additional night before in Cologne (please car type, of the car and mobile phone number and name co driver
Addional costs for programm, lunch, dinner, most drinks, bustransfer, guiding, entrance fees not finished at the moment but +/- 500-550€ (per person)

Marriott Cologne Tel: +49221942220
Rheinhotel Dreesen Tel.: +4922882020
Boutiquehotel Dreesen Tel: +49228830060

Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on June 06, 2019, 17:40:35
Hello interested members,
after a question for seperated beds in a double room, the Rheinhotel Dreesen have offer me a new room category at there sister hotel
"Boutiquehotel Dreesen"

The sister hotel is 0,5 miles from the Rheinhotel (good ten minutes walk). If you want to be sure to have two single beds please book at the Boutiquehotel Dreesen a very nice small hotel. You can choose if you want to have breakfast there or at the Rheinhotel.
Double inkl. breakfast is 640€ for 4 nights
Tel. +49228830060
Thank you
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: westcott on June 12, 2019, 14:51:58

Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on August 05, 2019, 16:17:26
With great pleasure we make the anouncement that Constant Wagner joins the orgateam for the AC International 2020. His knowleadge around the organisation of the two Luxembourg events will be very helpfull.
Welcome Constant
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on August 05, 2019, 16:20:46
Hello again to all interested club members
unforgently i have to make a short anouncement that the frontal rhine view with balcony rooms are all sold out. All other room types are still available
At the moment there must be booked in club members who have booked in, in one or both hotels in the rooms which are reserved for the international 2020 and have not written an email ( to us. It is absolut nessersary to have the names of driver and codriver, car type, regnr. of the car and a mobile phone number and if you have booked in one or both Hotels, to make a concret planning for the meeting. So please give us this informations via email as fast as possible.
Thank you in advance and looking forward to see you in  Bonn (Cologne)
Jürgen, Ursula and Constant
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: MkIV Lux on August 12, 2019, 10:10:32
If you intend to join in on Day 0 and book the Mariott in Cologne (night of 4th of August 2020), please proceed as follows, to avoid unnecessary frustrations in the booking process (Mariott is a global operator and you risk to be sent around the world to Service Center operators who do not understand what you want to book for):

- call Mariott at Cologne +49221942220 
- select your language option
- select option 3 (=> this brings you to the local operator)
- insist to be connected to the inhouse local reservation team; only they know about this arrangement and are currently in position to take your reservation;
- ask for reservation team in house for booking a room for the 4th of August 2020,  under reference ACOC 2020).
- give them your personal data including e-mail address, for them then to send you a reservation form.

In case you are nevertheless unsuccessful to get what you want, simply send your request by email to Ursula at and she will be making the reservation for you. You should then be contacted by the Mariott with their reservation form to be filled.

Hope this is of help.
Constant, Ursula & Jürgen
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on September 28, 2019, 07:44:49
Nürburgring for the friday tour confirmed,
yesterday we have got the confirmation from the organisers of the Oldtimer Grand Prix (biggest classic racing event in Germany)  that the AC Owners Club will be a part of this wondeful event again (remember Luxembourg 2015)
central parking at the old drivers camp
lunch in the drivers tent
possibility to watch the training sessions on friday
(at the moment it is open if the club has 15 exclusive minutes at the Grand Prix Course... we do our best)

Looking forward to see you in Germany 2020
Jürgen, Ursula and Constant
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: MkIV Lux on October 22, 2019, 09:47:49
Excellent news, Jürgen. Oldtimer GP is always an exciting venue! If on top we would be allowed to take a few laps on the GP course, that would be “the cherry on top of the cream” as we use to say at this end. Well done!
And thanks for having secured underground parking at Dreesen’s, just a couple of miles downriver from the remains of the WW2 famous Remagen bridge. The guided tour over the roof of Cologne’s cathedral on the evening of day 0 also looks very promising to start with some safe unusual excitement.

By now there are 23 cars registered for the ACOC International 2020 (half of which have also booked day 0), and although we still have some 8 months to go, it is difficult to plan offsite restaurants, visits and bus transfers before we know how many +/- people will ultimately be amongst our party. Hence a call to all those of you eager to join into the event to book as soon as possible.
Depending on the number of participants, the total cost besides hotels and private expenses will be within the limit of 550 €/person (plus 40 €/person for day 0). To avoid unnecessary hassle with exchange rate fluctuations between £ and € over the next months, and complicated accounting, please do not use the ACOC treasurer as intermediary but make payments in € directly as stated hereafter.

Early booking greatly helps the small organization team to get things going and to guarantee an exciting and stress-free event.

Your booking in 3 steps:
-   hotel reservation at Rheinhotel Dreesen (and eventually the Mariott for day 0 in Cologne) – see earlier posts by AKL 1333
-   email to Jürgen and Ursula at confirming that you have secured your hotel booking
-   payment of an advance of 400 €/person (800 €/couple) to the bank account opened by Jürgen specifically for the event; if you book also day 0, please add 40 €/person (80 €/couple)

Account holder:   Juergen Wahn
                              Mielenforster Kirchweg 36
                              51069 Cologne
Bank:      Deutsche Apotheker und Ärzte Bank
IBAN:        DE56 3006 0601 0206 3522 94
BIC:           DAAEDEDD

Hope to see you on the Rhine next year.

Your organization team: Jürgen, Ursula & Constant
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AC Ace Bristol on October 22, 2019, 16:12:59

When I transferred deposit  through HSBC UK Bank I had to confirm your first line of home address and City,  Not sure if this is just HSBC UK Bank  or
Standard procedure for all UK Banks.  Thought I should pass on message  to save wasting time,    Have all details to hand when carrying  out transaction.

Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: MkIV Lux on October 22, 2019, 16:24:58
Thanks Keith,

In my post of 09:47:49 I have now included Juergen's home address.

See you soon

Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: MkIV Lux on November 06, 2019, 16:23:05
Your hosts for the International 2020 pictured at the entrance to a current exhibition on Bonn's Museum Mile ......
Title: Re: AC International 2020
Post by: AKL 1333 on May 19, 2020, 08:20:35
postponed to August 2021, Informations are following