Welcome to the 65th championship of the world’s top ploughmen!
Along with the exciting competitions for stubble and pastureland ploughing, an extensive and diverse supporting programme awaits you, featuring the following highlights:
Ploughing with horses is the most strenuous form of work undertaken by the cart driver, demanding ability, stamina, strength and concentration. The state competition, which is also open to participants from other German federal states, will allow competitors to prove their skills with horse and cart as well as with the plough.
The German museum of agriculture at the University of Hohenheim organises its 23rd Hohenheim Field Day 2018 within the framework of the World Ploughing Championship at Einsiedel. At 12 different stations, you can experience how cultivation developed from tillage that made use of ox carts through to the modern cultivation techniques of today.
Modern “precision farming” stands in contrast to the long bygone technique of steam engines. The sight of an unmanned tractor or harvester moving with precision across a field is an unforgettable sight to behold. Through the application of position sensing using navigation systems and GPS receivers, these machines are able to cultivate farmland according to various subareas. Our main sponsors will demonstrate the latest developments in precision farming and “farming 4.0” through impressive demonstrations.
The Steam Plough – an all but forgotten agricultural machine chronologically situated between the ox cart and the tractor. Weighing up to several tonnes, these steam machines could deliver up to 500 HP and pull enormous ploughs through a field using steel cables. The active members of the association “Historical Steam Technology Kirchheim unter Teck e.V.” continue to look after these impressive behemoths today and are putting them back into action on occasion of the 2018 World Ploughing Championship.
For the youngest visitors to the World Ploughing Championship, a varied children`s programme is offered on both competition days. Our small visitors can have fun and let out their energy in the corn labyrinth, on top of the hay bouncing castle, at the skilled driving event with peddle tractors, and do much more.
The Economic Miracle starting in 1950 also brought about a boom in the agricultural machine industry. Renowned companies such as Porsche, Allgaier, Lanz and Fahr manufactured their tractors in Baden-Württemberg. During the World Ploughing Championship 2018, we will present visitors with a selected cross-section of historical tractors made in the state.
Regional exhibitors from the Tübingen and Reutlingen region will place their culinary delights on offer and sell intricate handicrafts. Enjoy the flair provided by this colourful marketplace.
To ensure varied and lively entertainment, regional music and dance groups will perform on two different event stages.
We would like to invite you to join us for a convivial gathering with melodic jazz tunes of the Happy Hour Jazz band to indulge in a traditional white sausage breakfast on the second exciting day of the competition.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018: Evening get-together “From plougher to plougher”
Friday, 31 August 2018: Opening ceremony
Saturday, 01 September 2018: SWR4 Summer Nights featuring the cult band “Höhner”and the pre-band Papi’s Pumpels; hot air balloon night glow
Sunday, 02 September 2018: Gala evening