A traveling camp exists if the trader temporarily hawks goods or services or seeks out orders for goods or services outside a commercial establishment and outside a trade fair, exhibition or market from a fixed point of sale.
Pursuant to Section 56a (2) of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (GewO), the organization of a traveling camp must be reported to the authority responsible for the location of the event four weeks before the event begins if
- the event is to be referred to by public announcement and
- the journey of the participants to and from the location of the hiking camp is to be carried out by the organizer or by persons in cooperation with the organizer.
The public announcement must contain the following information:
- the type of goods or services to be distributed as part of the itinerant camp,
- the location of the itinerant camp
- the name of the organizer, the address at which the organizer is established, as well as information enabling quick contact and direct communication with the organizer, including a telephone number and an e-mail address, and
- in an easily recognizable and clearly legible or otherwise easily perceptible form, information on the conditions under which the consumer has a right of withdrawal in the case of contracts concluded in the context of the hiking camp.
In addition, the public announcement may not include gratuitous benefits (goods or services), including contests, raffles and draws.
The traveling camp may be managed on site only by the organizer named in the advertisement or by a representative authorized by him in writing; the name of the representative shall be notified to the authority in the advertisement.
The obligation to have a travel business card exists independently of the notification of the traveling camp.