SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

Edutainemnt for Kids & Teens

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    Yoga for Kids & Teens CANCELED

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
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    Jewellery Design Workshop CANCELED

    Workshop for teens ages ages 11 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Heike Ritter-Hintz

    If you enjoy designing your own jewelry, this workshop is for you. We will design beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings and other pieces of jewelry from a large selection of pearls, natural stones, crystals, pendants, letters and other decorative material for you. Come with ideas you've always wanted to realize, or just let yourself be inspired by the material. You are welcome to bring your own pendants, pearls, photos or pieces of jewelry with you, which we will then "spruce up" together and turn into a new piece. With great love for and attention to color, detail and words, designer Heike Ritter-Hintz has been designing unique handmade jewelry for the "hintz + töchter" jewelry label for 14 years. The label also produces custom pieces designed to individual customer specifications. The incorporation/inclusion of good wishes, quotes, a motto for life, or the names of one's children ensure that the bijoux become absolute favorites.
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    Science Lab CANCELED

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens CANCELED

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop CANCELED

    Literature workshop for kids from 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Nadine Schwengenbecher

    An active-creative and artistic concept for using children's literature that is both extraordinary and unique. The children go on a literary journey of discovery consisting of 5 literature projects, in which they not only get to know the book itself, but also themselves, a bit better in various ways.
    "Opening a book with all your senses” with the founder and director of the “Literary Workshop for Kids”Nadine Schwengenbecher (Primary & Montessori teacher).
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens CANCELED

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Craft workshop

    Workshop for kids ages ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Regine Laute

    Workshop participants will learn to stamp and emboss using a hand-held device and variously formed punching dies, creating unique products from various materials such as cardboard, paper and plastic. Kids can choose from a wide variety of punching dies.

    Stamps, pencils and paint are used to provide the final touches. The main focus is on individual creativity. Anyone can make whatever product they want, from animal figurines and albums to door hangers and cards – forming, punching, stamping, painting and shrinking to their heart’s content.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop

    Literature workshop for kids from 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Nadine Schwengenbecher

    An active-creative and artistic concept for using children's literature that is both extraordinary and unique. The children go on a literary journey of discovery consisting of 5 literature projects, in which they not only get to know the book itself, but also themselves, a bit better in various ways.
    "Opening a book with all your senses” with the founder and director of the “Literary Workshop for Kids”Nadine Schwengenbecher (Primary & Montessori teacher).
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
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    Art

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 8-16 from 10am-1pm
    with the illustrator and art teacher Ulrike Sauerhöfer

    This is the perfect place for anyone who loves to draw and paint! Following a short introduction, you will head out into the countryside - where we will sketch, draw, try out details like grasses, blossoms, trees, rocks, water, etc.
    Afterwards we venture to depict the "big picture", landscapes, mountain views, brooks and lakes... We work only outdoors, because there we have beautiful motifs all around.
    In the end, everyone takes a great memory of the holiday with them, along with an important insight: Everyone can (learn to) paint!
    With the illustrator and art teacher Ulrike Sauerhöfer
    For children and teens aged 8-16.
    And if some parents want to try their hand at art: You, too, are always welcome!
  • Photo: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop

    Literature workshop for kids from 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Nadine Schwengenbecher

    An active-creative and artistic concept for using children's literature that is both extraordinary and unique. The children go on a literary journey of discovery consisting of 5 literature projects, in which they not only get to know the book itself, but also themselves, a bit better in various ways.
    "Opening a book with all your senses” with the founder and director of the “Literary Workshop for Kids”Nadine Schwengenbecher (Primary & Montessori teacher).
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Schachakademie

    Chess Academy

    Workshop for kids and teens ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Dijana and Peter Dengler

    Chess is a good way to have fun while developing important skills that are of key relevance in our modern world. It takes good concentration skills to cope with the overstimulation and vast diversity of information we encounter daily. In addition to strategic thinking and planning, chess systematically promotes imagination and combinatorial analysis.

    COURSE I This beginner’s course lays the foundation for all further chess skills development. It starts with a look at the fascinating origins of chess. Later we get to know the powers and importance of the individual figures in detail. Fundamental thinking strategies are explained and tried out in connection with some easy chess exercises. Even here, we already encounter important ideas as ‘zugzwang’ or double attack in a simple form. Overall, this course provides a complete introduction to the rules, and towards the end, basic opening moves.
    COURSE II Beyond the specific content, this course provides a guideline for thinking in a “chess” way, which can be a good signpost during the initially bewildering multifariousness of the game. Asking ourselves a series of standard questions makes it easier to find good solutions. The focus is firmly on chess tactics; all the basic motifs are treated, from capture to blocking and unblocking to typical checking motifs. Towards the end of the course we return to matters of the opening and the endgame, where tactical and strategic ideas go hand in hand. Participation in this course requires a sound knowledge of the rules of chess and some basic concepts.
    COURSE III Given sufficient demand we also offer an advanced program for seasoned players. The coaches will assess the skill level on site. Focuses of this course include chess strategy, an initial repertoire of openings, and playing practice under tutelage.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
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    Movie Workshop with Andres Müller

    Workshop for kids & teens ages 10 and up
    with Andres Müller

    “Shooting movies with kids is a source of both inspiration and joy for me. I keep being delighted and surprised by their unbounded imagination. Their ideas and motivation usually determine the whole film project. That way, they have fun with the project and will effortlessly keep going through exhausting situations they’ve thought up themselves. In addition to the great sense of achievement that comes with having professionally produced their own movie from scratch, they also learn social skills – because you can only make films as a team. And ... the children’s shining eyes when their work is presented is not something you forget in a hurry.”
    Andres Müller
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    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
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    Movie Workshop with Johannes Sauerhöfer

    Workshop for teens ages 9 and up
    with Johannes Sauerhöfer

    more information will follow as soon as possible
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    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Science Lab

    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
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    ZOOM Photoworkshop for kids

    Workshop for kids ages 8-11 years from 3pm-6pm
    with Micha Pawlitzki

    Do you want to take really good photos instead of just snapshots? To have fun learning how to focus on the important things in a photograph, how to find exciting perspectives, and how to captivate the viewer by pulling them into your picture? In this workshop, you will sharpen your eye for a good composition and for what really makes a good photograph. You'll learn a new way of seeing and get an idea of why some photos work and others don't. Using your own camera or one we provide, we will take a lot of photographs on the Schloss Elmau grounds and in nature, and you will receive 1,000 valuable tips and tricks on how to get attractive and dynamic pictures.
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    ZOOM Photoworkshop for teens

    Workshop for teen ages 12 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Micha Pawlitzki

    Do you want to take really good photos instead of just snapshots? To have fun learning how to focus on the important things in a photograph, how to find exciting perspectives, and how to captivate the viewer by pulling them into your picture? In this workshop, you will sharpen your eye for a good composition and for what really makes a good photograph. You'll learn a new way of seeing and get an idea of why some photos work and others don't. Using your own camera or one we provide, we will take a lot of photographs on the Schloss Elmau grounds and in nature, and you will receive 1,000 valuable tips and tricks on how to get attractive and dynamic pictures.
  • Photo: Science Lab

    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
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    HANDS ON WOOD - wood workshop

    Workshop for kids & teens ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Alexandra Syrbe

    In this woodworking workshop, you will construct and build anything from doll houses to towers, board games, steerable and illuminated cars. Or you can put your own, entirely unique, ideas and inventions into practice as you work alongside other boys and girls. You will handle saws, hammers, files, and other woodworking tools. Once you’ve earned your workshop “driver’s license,” you can let your imagination run wild and build whatever you like. From well-lit bird houses to mobile mailboxes and flying cars – you decide what you want to take home with you from the wood workshop. Alexandra Syrbe, a Design and Visual Communications technician and studio & workshop teacher, has been very successful in Germany and abroad for almost 10 years with her company “technics on the move.” She has already inspired many kids through a variety of workshop formats (wood, UMT, lathing, stamping and photo workshop, the “So-oder-So” bookbindery, and others).
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    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: HANDS ON WOOD - Holzwerkstatt

    HANDS ON WOOD - wood workshop

    Workshop for kids & teens ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Alexandra Syrbe

    In this woodworking workshop, you will construct and build anything from doll houses to towers, board games, steerable and illuminated cars. Or you can put your own, entirely unique, ideas and inventions into practice as you work alongside other boys and girls. You will handle saws, hammers, files, and other woodworking tools. Once you’ve earned your workshop “driver’s license,” you can let your imagination run wild and build whatever you like. From well-lit bird houses to mobile mailboxes and flying cars – you decide what you want to take home with you from the wood workshop. Alexandra Syrbe, a Design and Visual Communications technician and studio & workshop teacher, has been very successful in Germany and abroad for almost 10 years with her company “technics on the move.” She has already inspired many kids through a variety of workshop formats (wood, UMT, lathing, stamping and photo workshop, the “So-oder-So” bookbindery, and others).
  • Photo: Science Lab

    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Science Lab

    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Stanzwerkstatt

    Craft workshop

    Workshop for kids and teens ages ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Regine Laute

    Workshop participants will learn to stamp and emboss using a hand-held device and variously formed punching dies, creating unique products from various materials such as cardboard, paper and plastic. Kids can choose from a wide variety of punching dies.

    Stamps, pencils and paint are used to provide the final touches. The main focus is on individual creativity. Anyone can make whatever product they want, from animal figurines and albums to door hangers and cards – forming, punching, stamping, painting and shrinking to their heart’s content.
  • Photo: Stanzwerkstatt

    Craft workshop

    Workshop for kids and teens ages ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Regine Laute

    Workshop participants will learn to stamp and emboss using a hand-held device and variously formed punching dies, creating unique products from various materials such as cardboard, paper and plastic. Kids can choose from a wide variety of punching dies.

    Stamps, pencils and paint are used to provide the final touches. The main focus is on individual creativity. Anyone can make whatever product they want, from animal figurines and albums to door hangers and cards – forming, punching, stamping, painting and shrinking to their heart’s content.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop

    Literature workshop for kids from 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Nadine Schwengenbecher

    An active-creative and artistic concept for using children's literature that is both extraordinary and unique. The children go on a literary journey of discovery consisting of 5 literature projects, in which they not only get to know the book itself, but also themselves, a bit better in various ways.
    "Opening a book with all your senses” with the founder and director of the “Literary Workshop for Kids”Nadine Schwengenbecher (Primary & Montessori teacher).
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop

    Literature workshop for kids from 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Nadine Schwengenbecher

    An active-creative and artistic concept for using children's literature that is both extraordinary and unique. The children go on a literary journey of discovery consisting of 5 literature projects, in which they not only get to know the book itself, but also themselves, a bit better in various ways.
    "Opening a book with all your senses” with the founder and director of the “Literary Workshop for Kids”Nadine Schwengenbecher (Primary & Montessori teacher).
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Science Lab

    Science Lab

    Workshop for kids for Kids ages 4-11 from 10am-1pm
    with Ulrike Albrecht & team

    The Science Lab educational institution is visiting Schloss Elmau again, offering a research program for preschool- and elementary school-age children. The children are called on to join the science lab instructors in exploring exciting phenomena of nature, technology and the environment.
    Discovering and understanding the world with all their senses is our children’s recipe for success. They notice things that have become humdrum for adults: raindrops hanging on branches, a compass showing the direction, lightning splitting the sky, followed by thunder. Because children want to understand all this, they often bombard us with questions.
    In the Science Lab experimentation courses, experienced science lab instructors are ready to be bombarded. They then help the kids postulate hypotheses, which the young researchers then independently check using simple but ingenious experiments. The workshop leaders guide them in the process, asking specific questions to lead them towards finding the answers for themselves. This lets the children directly integrate what they’ve experienced into their world of knowledge, and on top of that benefit from the fact that they found out the explanation for themselves. Apart from the fun and joy that all children have in the process, they quite incidentally acquire the tools for an analytical approach to questions on their journey through life.
  • Photo: Yoga

    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.
  • Photo: Schachakademie

    Chess Academy

    Workshop for kids and teens ages 6 and up from 10am-1pm
    with Dijana and Peter Dengler

    Chess is a good way to have fun while developing important skills that are of key relevance in our modern world. It takes good concentration skills to cope with the overstimulation and vast diversity of information we encounter daily. In addition to strategic thinking and planning, chess systematically promotes imagination and combinatorial analysis.

    COURSE I This beginner’s course lays the foundation for all further chess skills development. It starts with a look at the fascinating origins of chess. Later we get to know the powers and importance of the individual figures in detail. Fundamental thinking strategies are explained and tried out in connection with some easy chess exercises. Even here, we already encounter important ideas as ‘zugzwang’ or double attack in a simple form. Overall, this course provides a complete introduction to the rules, and towards the end, basic opening moves.
    COURSE II Beyond the specific content, this course provides a guideline for thinking in a “chess” way, which can be a good signpost during the initially bewildering multifariousness of the game. Asking ourselves a series of standard questions makes it easier to find good solutions. The focus is firmly on chess tactics; all the basic motifs are treated, from capture to blocking and unblocking to typical checking motifs. Towards the end of the course we return to matters of the opening and the endgame, where tactical and strategic ideas go hand in hand. Participation in this course requires a sound knowledge of the rules of chess and some basic concepts.
    COURSE III Given sufficient demand we also offer an advanced program for seasoned players. The coaches will assess the skill level on site. Focuses of this course include chess strategy, an initial repertoire of openings, and playing practice under tutelage.
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    Percussion Workshop

    Workshop for kids and teens ages ages 6 and up from 3-6pm
    with Axel Meier

    Kids-Workshop (Mo-Do):

    Trommeln ist eine der ursprünglichsten Möglichkeiten, Musik zu machen. In diesem Workshop lernt ihr unterschiedlichste Schlaginstrumente kennen, mit denen wir gemeinsam Musik machen. Wir komponieren unsere eigenen Stücke, bauen selbst Instrumente und verbinden alles zu einer kleinen Abschlussperformance am Ende der Woche.

    Familien-Workshop (Fr): Der letzte Tag der Workshop-Woche gehört dem brasilianischen Samba! Kinder, Eltern, Großeltern - alle sind willkommen den treibenden Puls der Samba-Trommeln zu spüren und die Sticks zu schwingen. Hier steht der Spaß im Vordergrund.

    Dozent: Axel Meier ist gebürtiger Berliner und musikalisch in allen Ecken der Welt. Er ist Preisträger mehrerer, teils internationalerWettbewerbe, bereiste mit seinen musikalischen Projekten bereits Europa, Südamerika, Asien und arbeitete auf seinem Weg u.a. mit Größen wie Steve Hackett (Genesis), Robyn Schlukowsky und Nils Landgren zusammen.
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    Yoga for Kids & Teens

    Yoga for kids from ages 6 | 2:00 – 2:45 pm Yoga for teens from ages 12 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm

    In the school holiday periods from June to October, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in daily yoga lessons. The lessons are held at the Jivamukti Yoga Center under the direction of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday.