SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

Edutainemnt for Kids & Teens

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    Yoga for Kids

    Workshop for Kids ages 6 and up from 3pm-4pm
    with Kristina Böing

    Kids Yoga
    features stories for experiencing and relaxing, exercises to hone our senses, music to sing along to and sounds for just listening to. A lot of movement through yoga exercises and games form the core of each lesson, which also has a special theme. The theme conveys additional educational content in the fields of geography, zoology, linguistic competence or general knowledge. For example, we might travel into space, to ancient Egypt or to the seaside and talk about the topic of high and low tides, thus enabling the kids to learn new things in a fun way.
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    Yoga for Teens

    Workshop for Teens ages 11 and up from 4pm to 5.30 pm
    with Kristina Böing

    Yoga for Teens
    The yoga class for teens is quite deliberately held in the evenings, to help youngsters calm down after a long and exciting day. Its structure and setup are similar to an adult yoga class, featuring Sun Salutations to warm up the body, simple breathing exercises, sequences of special exercises for strength, concentration, balance, and relaxation. There are also some fun exercises that appeal to the age group, topics that address what teenagers are dealing with in their lives, and groups and projects to promote creativity. For example, the teens develop their own short training sequences that they can take home with them, and here too, we explore the anatomy of the body. We create a new program every day, so new “yogis” can join at any time.
  • 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: 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: 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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    Teens-Yogi-Tainment

    Workshop for Teens from ages 12 from 10am-1pm
    with Nadine Schwengenbecher

    Our holistic “feel-good yoga experience” incorporating fragrances, yoga, tea, music, relaxation, and DIY projects is a small journey of the senses into the inner self – towards equilibrium and joie de vivre – in which the teens learn to get to know themselves, as well as to better perceive and know others.
    Passive phases of experiencing & conscious idleness alternate harmoniously with active phases of creative engagement in a balanced, coordinated way.
    The teens discover the secrets of the four elements in various Yoga workshop sessions: Water, Earth, and Air, learn what their element is, and get creative themselves!
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    Yoga for Kids

    Workshop for Kids ages 6 and up from 2pm-3pm
    with Kristina Böing

    Kids Yoga
    features stories for experiencing and relaxing, exercises to hone our senses, music to sing along to and sounds for just listening to. A lot of movement through yoga exercises and games form the core of each lesson, which also has a special theme. The theme conveys additional educational content in the fields of geography, zoology, linguistic competence or general knowledge. For example, we might travel into space, to ancient Egypt or to the seaside and talk about the topic of high and low tides, thus enabling the kids to learn new things in a fun way.
  • Photo: Yoga für Kids und Teens

    Yoga for Teens

    Workshop for Teens ages 12 and up from 10am to 11.30am
    with Kristina Böing

    Yoga for Teens
    The yoga class for teens is quite deliberately held in the evenings, to help youngsters calm down after a long and exciting day. Its structure and setup are similar to an adult yoga class, featuring Sun Salutations to warm up the body, simple breathing exercises, sequences of special exercises for strength, concentration, balance, and relaxation. There are also some fun exercises that appeal to the age group, topics that address what teenagers are dealing with in their lives, and groups and projects to promote creativity. For example, the teens develop their own short training sequences that they can take home with them, and here too, we explore the anatomy of the body. We create a new program every day, so new “yogis” can join at any time.
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    Einstein Theatre

    Workshop for kids ages 6-10 years from 10am-1pm
    with Eric Glathart

    The Einstein English Theater Camp encourages performing arts, self-confidence and social interaction between the children.

    In small groups, up to 12 kids, Eric Gladhart and the English chaperones will carry out a very diverse program during which the children will learn the English language with all their senses. Everything will be shown in a lively manner, with hands and feet, and participating is encouraged.
    Playing, sports, art, crafts, singing, quizzes, dance and theater are not only fun. These are tools that make a language alive and enable easy access to a language, starting from listening comprehension to the composition of basic sentences up to the independant communication with others. Language becomes an indispensable tool for life!
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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: 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: 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.
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    Jewellery Design Workshop

    Workshop for teens ages ages 12 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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    ZOOM Photoworkshop for kids

    Workshop for kids ages 6-11 years 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.
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    ZOOM Photoworkshop for teens

    Workshop for teen ages 12 and up 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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    Debating Club

    Workshop for teens ages 13 and up from 8.30pm-9.30pm
    with Mrs. Bousset & Mrs. Kister

    Everyone's talking about Europe! What will happen to Europe? Why is it important for all of us? What can each one of us do for it? Nele Kister and Claudia Bousset spend a week exploring the topic and preparing a “salon” on it. The idea is that the club’s participants design an evening – their salon – about Europe, i.e. gather facts, ask questions, find answers. We expect to have an expert present for a stage talk and a discussion, which is also led by the youngsters. Because discussions help to gain an understanding and to question and review one's own positions.
  • 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: Mint für Kids

    Mint for Kids

    Workshop for kids ages 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Mrs. Bousset & Mrs. Kister

    SaltWaterSun – That’s what we think of when we think of summer. And this is what we will be looking at more closely: texts, experiments, and interactive tasks with MINT-emphasisis for kids up to 12 years of age. The selection of topics and experiments take into account the childrens’ lifeworld. The workshop will be supported by the magazine “Lingo macht MINT“, which was published by the eduversum publishing house. The Goethe Institut e.V. is the co-publisher of the magazine, and it is promoted by the Auswärtiger Amt. Nele Kister and Claudia Bousset will introduce the children to experiments, discussions and texts throughout the workshop. All participants will receive a copy of the magazine.
  • Photo: Debating Club

    Debating Club

    Workshop for teens ages 13 and up from 8.30pm-9.30pm
    with Mrs. Bousset & Mrs. Kister

    Everyone's talking about Europe! What will happen to Europe? Why is it important for all of us? What can each one of us do for it? Nele Kister and Claudia Bousset spend a week exploring the topic and preparing a “salon” on it. The idea is that the club’s participants design an evening – their salon – about Europe, i.e. gather facts, ask questions, find answers. We expect to have an expert present for a stage talk and a discussion, which is also led by the youngsters. Because discussions help to gain an understanding and to question and review one's own positions.
  • 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: Mint für Kids

    Mint for Kids

    Workshop for kids ages 6-11 years from 10am-1pm
    with Mrs. Bousset & Mrs. Kister

    SaltWaterSun – That’s what we think of when we think of summer. And this is what we will be looking at more closely: texts, experiments, and interactive tasks with MINT-emphasisis for kids up to 12 years of age. The selection of topics and experiments take into account the childrens’ lifeworld. The workshop will be supported by the magazine “Lingo macht MINT“, which was published by the eduversum publishing house. The Goethe Institut e.V. is the co-publisher of the magazine, and it is promoted by the Auswärtiger Amt. Nele Kister and Claudia Bousset will introduce the children to experiments, discussions and texts throughout the workshop. All participants will receive a copy of the magazine.
  • Photo: ZOOM

    ZOOM Photoworkshop for kids

    Workshop for kids ages 6-11 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.
  • Photo: ZOOM

    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: 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.
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    Philosophizing

    Workshop for kids & teens from 10 years and up from 10am-1pm
    with Mr. Müller

    The series “Denk mal – Kinder philosophieren" exists since summer 2017 on oeins. Here, Hans-Joachim Müller, who is the director of the Children Philosophy Center in Bad Zwischenahn, moderates philosophical discussions with children. Firstly, the children have the possibility to philosophize theatrically and test their own skills in Philosophy slamming. Depending on the amount of participants, a small performance for the parents can take place.
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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: Stanzwerkstatt

    Stamping 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.