Dittmar Wöhlert of the Deutsche Philatelisten-Jugend e.V. has sent us their latest press release:
Within the framework of IBRA 2023 in Essen, the German Philatelic Youth will hold a youth meeting from 26 to 29 May 2023 (Whit Monday). All young stamp enthusiasts from Germany and all over the world are cordially invited to attend.
Participants will have the opportunity to slip into the role of a miner at the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein during the “Colliery Shift” in the “Join-in Colliery”. In the renovated wagon circuit of the 1/2/8 shaft, the young stamp enthusiasts will experience how the miners used to work at the colliery in the original setting. Thirteen stations invite teamwork, with everyone lending a hand. With all their senses, children and adults alike experience how hard the work used to be and learn that when the team works well together, no task is too difficult.
Another highlight planned is an excursion to Dortmund. And what comes to mind when you think of Dortmund and the Ruhr area? Of course: football! On a guided tour of the German Football Museum, around 1,600 exhibits and a total of 25 hours of film material can be discovered on the interactive and multimedia tour. The 3D cinema, the treasure chamber with the most important trophies, a reporter’s booth and much more will make fan hearts beat faster. The exhibition experience ends with active recreation at the Arena game modules in the museum basement.
At the IBRA party on Saturday evening, we will then party together. In addition, there will be plenty of time to visit the exhibition and the IBRA youth area. Who will win the most lots at the IBRA auction?
Overnight accommodation will be in shared rooms at the youth hostel in Essen-Werden. The cost of accommodation in a shared room with breakfast and dinner is €185 for children and €195 for adults (including €35 for the social programme and transfer). Double and single rooms can be booked for an extra charge on request.
Registrations – also for the social programme only – are possible from now until 31 January 2023. For this purpose, a registration form can be downloaded from the DPhJ homepage at https://www.dphj.de/ibra.
You can read the DPhJ press release in pdf format here.
[central photo credit: © Jochen Tack / Stiftung Zollverein]