In 2001, Achim and Sabine Kinter, supported by Drachen Foundation, organized the 1st Historical Kite Workshop in Haltern, Germany. Since then, this event has taken place every year in Germany or in The Netherlands. It is always organized by different people without any kind of fixed structure or an elected committee.
The 10th Historical Kite Workshop took place in Stade, a small town close to Hamburg, Germany, on April 23-25, 2010. The event was organized by Werner Luehmann, Ralf Maserski, and Holm Struck.
In the afternoon, the participants arrived at the youth hostel in Stade. After moving into the rooms, the first kite talks began. The dinner and the official welcome opened the event. First we heard a very interesting lecture from a lawyer about inheritance and how to write a last will. This is not only important for owners of a valuable kite collection, it is important for everybody who has something to pass on.