Welcome to Waldschlösschen
The “Waldschlösschen” is located in the middle of hilly woodlands 13 km southeast of the university town Göttingen.
The buildings of charming architecture, which are surrounded by gardens and terrasses, and the beautiful surroundings, offer a good basis for concentrated work and learning as well as a perfect place to regain power and relax.
The “Waldschlösschen” consists of a listed comfortable and ecologically carefully restored Art Nouvaux building, the 1991 after aspects of organic architecture erected Dependance “Waldhaus” and the “Gartenhaus” finished in 2008.
The premises of the houses offer lots of opportunities. There are ten seminar and dayrooms for up to five parallel running seminar groups. The “Große Saal” serves as focus and “social centre”. The rooms are equipped with modern media and working materials. Three pianos and one grand piano offer the possibility to work intensively with music. Most seminar rooms are on the ground floor and have access to gardens and their own terrasses, so that in summer working outside is also possible.
Your stay at “Waldschlösschen”
The “Waldschlösschen” offers five living areas with alltogether 52 rooms with 75 beds in single or double rooms. Nearly all rooms have their own bathrooms, in one living area of the old building one double and three bedroom share a bathroom at a time.
The “Waldschlösschen” offers some rooms especially suited for the needs of visitors using a wheelchair. Seven of the seminar rooms are accessable from the ground floor. There are also two sanitary facilities for wheelchair drivers.
Our kitchen is known for its art of cooking and its culinary creativity. We provide healthy and if required vegetarian food for our guests. We are happy to consider individual wishes. We also provide a variety of snacks, and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
A big sauna with acces to the gardens is available for the recreation of the guests. Terrasses and meadows add to the relaxing atmosphere of the house.
If you would like to get more information about Waldschlösschen and the area you find a detailed description with floor plans here.
The academy “Walschlösschen”, founded in 1981, a legally responsible and non-profit making foundation since 1.1.2004, stands for over 25 years of competence in adult education and training and is acknowledged by the country of Lower-Saxony as an adult education centre entitled for financial help.
Our educational program appeals to interested people from all parts of society. Its special profile is rooted in the specially marked seminars for gays and lesbian, offers for HIV-positive people and those affected by AIDS and their life partners, advanced training courses on AIDS, social and sexual pedagogical topics, language courses as well as further training parallel to a job.
“We are a meeting place, which feels itself responsible for the humanisation of society.” This is the ideal of the academy “Waldschlösschen” and points out the direction of the understanding of its educational work. It is carried by the belief that all humans have equal rights, the solidarity with disadvantaged, the acceptance of different ways of living and sexuality, the curiosity on the “unknown as enrichment”.
We offer education to strengthen identity and confidence and at the same time reflect their social dependence; and we want to develop social and political commitment to shape and change our society. Help for selfhelp and connecting civil social structures are our leitmotiv: To encourage people to take resposibility for themselves and others.
We offer education and encounter, information and orientation – in creative groups of manageable size, who for some time live and work together in our house, in a relaxed atmosphere away from distractions and strains of their everyday life.
Quality assurance and quality development are our priorities:
The academy is proofed after the guidelines of the “Lernorientierte Qualitätsentwicklung (LQW) der Bund-Länder-Kommision für Bildungsplanung und Forschungsförderung“.
We wish you a good time and a lot of fun while getting to know the “Waldschlösschen”.