SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

Edutainemnt for Kids & Teens

  • Photo: Stanzwerkstatt

    Craft workshop

    Workshop for kids and teens ages ages 6 and up from 3-6pm
    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: 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: 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: Stanzwerkstatt

    Craft workshop

    Workshop for kids and teens ages ages 8 and up from 3pm-6pm
    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.