SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

Edutainemnt for Kids & Teens

  • 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 für Kids und Teens

    Yoga for Teens

    Workshop for Teens ages 12 and up
    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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    Yoga for Kids

    Workshop for Kids ages 6 and up from 4pm-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: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop for Kids

    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: Literaturwerkstatt

    Literature workshop for Kids

    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: Teens-Yogi-Tainmnet

    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!
  • 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 für Kids und Teens

    Yoga for Teens

    Workshop for Teens ages 12 and up
    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: Yoga für Kids und Teens

    Yoga for Kids

    Workshop for Kids ages 6 and up from 4pm-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: 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 for Kids

    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.
  • Photo: Teens-Yogi-Tainmnet

    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!