Which convention centre sees up to 5,000 dance couples sweep the floor? The answer is Stuttgart, more precisely Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre.
"As a sports-loving city, Stuttgart is proud to have hosted the German Open Championships for such a long time,” says Ellen Schmid of Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre. From 7 to 11 August 2018 the German Open Championships (GOC) will already take place at Liederhalle Stuttgart for the fifteenth time – making it a regular guest. “Once again we are expecting around 5,000 couples from well over 50 nations," says Harry Körner, Managing Director of the GOC. A total of 49 individual professional and amateur competitions in ballroom and Latin dances, from juniors to seniors and two contests for wheelchair dancers are on the agenda of what claims to be the world’s biggest dance sport event. Every day, spectators can watch seven to twelve finals live. Titles and medals can also be won in the WRRC World Championship Boogie Woogie Main Class. The individual group contests are spread across Beethovensaal, Hegelsaal and Alte Reithalle, located in the directly adjacent Maritim-Hotel.
“With the three large halls - Beethoven-Saal, Hegel-Saal and Alte Reithalle – plus the foyers and many break-outs, we have a unique combination of rooms," says Ellen Schmid. The venue’s central location – or, more precisely, good reachability and accessibility of countless accommodation options for participants and visitors - is certainly also an important aspect for choosing Liederhalle as a venue.
Its facilities and location in the heart of Stuttgart make Liederhalle a great place for all kinds of events and fields of interest such as culture, sports, medicine and many more.
This video offers a little taste of what awaits the audience at this year's GOC.