Immenhausen Scouting Center (Zentrum Pfadfinden)
In the Heart of Germany Yet in the Middle of Nowhere
The Immenhausen Scouting Center is a sustainable travel destination and an oasis for the senses. Experiencing nature, learning something new in community, and having adventures: The certified country hostel on the edge of Reinhardswald Nature Park offers its guests all of this.
Surrounded by over one hundred different trees, the half-timbered houses of the Immenhausen Scouting Center are located on a secluded pocket of more than eight hectares of land on the edge of the forest. The total of sixty-seven beds is split up into four identical group homes, two holiday apartments, and a ten-bed dorm.
The atmospheric hall with its open fireplace, oak floor boards, and clay walls seats up to sixty people. Just like the hall, the seminar room was remodeled using ecological materials and is equipped with state-of-the-art conference technology. In it, up to thirty people can hold a meeting in a focused and healthy way.
We offer full or partial board with meals on a regional, seasonal, and organic basis (vegan upon request) for groups of ten people and above. The sauna, fire pits, barbecuing area, wood-fired baking oven, smoking oven, workshop, playground, constructional timber, and a lot of other features allow for independent and autonomous group programming. You may also book various programs in forest and experiential education offered by our cooperation partners. Our well-maintained campground is subdivided by hedges and trees and offers space and infrastructure for large groups of up to 5,000 people as well as for several smaller simultaneous occupancies.
On our premises, we foster the biodiversity of the local flora and fauna and continually create new incentives for plants and animals to live here. Our sustainability plan also includes the use of biodegradable cleaning materials, the abandonment of pesticides, and a social responsibility for our employees. Our work at the Immenhausen Scouting Center is inspired and guided by the ethical and pedagogic principles of our head organization, the Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder e.V. (German Association of Guides and Scouts).
The interdenominational Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder e.V. (German Association of Guides and Scouts), which is based in the Immenhausen Scouting Center, is one of the five major German scout and guide associations and reaches 30,000 children and young people through its activities. The BdP's pedagogic concept is the guiding principle for the Scouting Center's programmatic focus.