Wacken Open Air attracts over 85,000 metal fans to northern Germany every summer. Two DW reporters settled in there for five days.
Now on their way home, on the long trek from northern Germany, our reporters Silke Wünsch and Annabelle Steffes are a bit wistful, definitely exhausted - and full of memories from this year's Wacken Open Air festival. That includes the bands they saw and interviewed, the friends they made on the camping site - and the inevitable mud.
These images show what it was like.