Group Burn-Out Prevention Offer: Knife Forging Course – Sharpen the senses, forge the future

Group Burn-Out Prevention Offer: Knife Forging Course – Sharpen the senses, forge the future

Dehumanized work processes, time pressures and economic insecurity cause tension and stress. Take a weekend to step back into the daily life of a forging smith in the Bergisch Land. Use your own hands and creativity as utensils to make your own tool; re-discover the origins of your own personal productive capacity, relax in the age-old natural geography of the Bergisch Land and take tips from a professional coach on how to find your way back to a healthy and balanced way of life.

Included:

- 3x B&B in a 3-star hotel plus 3x themed evening meals
- individual forging course in the historic smithy including your own knife and smith’s
- expert speaker on “Suffocating not burning – Could that happen to me?”
- personal support and guidance by experienced prevention counselors, with individual solutions
- introduction and reflection with extensive documentation
- Guided tour “Experience Bergisch Countryside” and all transfers

Price: 759,00 € (incl. VAT) per participant in single or double room

Dates: Friday 03.10. – Monday 06.10.2014;other dates for groups of 8 – 16 persons on request

Treasure Hunt - Geocaching – Team Building & Workshop

Treasure Hunt - Geocaching – Team Building & Workshop

The modern version of treasure hunting! Discover Remscheid on our exciting geocache adventures! After a brief introduction to the GPS devices by an experienced geocaching guide, you are out on your own to discover the secrets of the town and “live” history at various locations.

Duration: approx. 2 hours
Locations: Lennep, Remscheid Centre and Kremenholl
8 - 30 participants
14,00 € (incl. VAT) incl. GPS device hire

Detective Challenge "Murder in the Old Town" – Team Building & Workshop

Detective Challenge "Murder in the Old Town" – Team Building & Workshop

A mysterious crime has been committed behind the walls of the sleepy medieval houses of Lennep. You have two hours to validate alibis, uncover contradictions in witnesses’ statements and interpret hidden clues to solve this gruesome crime.

Duration: approx. 2 hours
Crime scene office of your choice (a restaurant or cafe in the Old Town of Lennep)
8 - 30 participants
14,00 € (incl. VAT) per person

The Bergisch Three on Two Wheels
The Bergisch Three on Two Wheels

The Bergisch Three on Two Wheels

Discover Bergisch Land on our mountain bike experience!
An unforgettable day with your colleagues in unspoiled nature is the key to strengthening team spirit. Local guides will lead you to their favourite routes and trails.Enjoy the great outdoors together on modern mountain bikes, enhance your own cycling style and work with the team to overcome your own boundaries. Because we plan your entire event from start to finish, everybody from the veteran to the beginner will gain from the experience!
The trail for up to 30 participants is routed around Müngsten and the Sengbach Dam and Reservoir in Solingen. Final details of your day are agreed with each group in a personal consultation.

Outdoor GPS Challenge
Outdoor GPS Challenge

Outdoor GPS Challenge

The tour starts at the visitor parking lot of the Müngsten Brückenpark (Bridge Park) and takes you on the “Erlebnisweg Wupper" to Schloss Burg. Following a joint front loading, your mobile GPS devices will pilot you to the challenges of this tour. You will cross the Wupper on a suspension ferry, pass by impressive landscapes and closely monitor your outdoor navigation system: it will raise an alert every time you are approaching a stage finish.
Solve the mystery of the highest railway bridge in Germany, prove your creativity and climb on top of a tree – secured by your team.
Only after you have mastered all the challenges on the tour, the treasure chest will open and reveal the much sought after tickets for the aerial passenger line up to Schloss Burg…

iPad Trophy in and about the castle
iPad Trophy in and about the castle

iPad Trophy in and about the castle

Seven artefacts – two diplomatic pouches – one hidden deed.
Get immersed into the secret world of the 19th century, solve the mystery of the castle and discover the secret naval agreement before the old tower clock strikes midnight. Draw the secrets from the painting in the library, the mysterious inscription on the fireplace, the flask in the oratory and the old chest and get to know a whole different side of your team members…. The group is supported by several iPads, setting the frame of the event, creating a thrilling atmosphere and guiding the individual teams from one riddle to the next.

Guided tour of Schloss Burg
Guided tour of Schloss Burg

Guided tour of Schloss Burg

Enjoy the guided tour of Schloss Burg and roam in yesteryear times of knights, damsels of the castle, jousts and battles.

Knife forging in the drop forge Hendrichs
Knife forging in the drop forge Hendrichs

Knife forging in the drop forge Hendrichs

The term „Solingen Steel“ does not only signify a seal of quality of the metal industry but also stands for the more than one hundred year old tradition of Bergisch industrial heritage.

The LVR-Industriemuseum Hendrichs, where to this very day scissors are being produced using historic belt drop hammers, takes you on a journey through time back into the 19th century. Apart from the exciting guided tour you will prove your skills in the craft of forging and produce your own “Solingen knife”. Experience one of the oldest crafts in the world and deform the red-hot metal to become your personal one of a kind item.

Sommelier team event & three-course menu
Sommelier team event & three-course menu

Sommelier team event & three-course menu

Is red wine best enjoyed at room temperature – does the sulphur in the wine give you a headache? The sommelier team event is peppered with interesting stories and exciting anecdotes revolving around the topic of wine. But besides theoretical information the individual teams will also prove their „taste” in practical terms…

At the beginning of the wine tasting your taste buds will get cleansed. Then the blind tasting of five white and five red wines starts. Several teams have the task of matching the wines to the individual grape varieties. As „character charts“ containing the characteristics of the individual wine are distributed, this programme is also wonderfully suited for the future wine connoisseur. 

The event is combined with a three-course menu.

(Location: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal – for smaller groups the event can also take place in the vaulted cellars of the Engels House)

Pedelec tour – challenge on hybrid bikes
Pedelec tour – challenge on hybrid bikes

Pedelec tour – challenge on hybrid bikes

Experience the Bergisches Land in an all new way and get to know the unique Pedelec technology. These innovative hybrid bikes boost your muscular strength with an electric motor and facilitate relaxed travel with far reach.  Cross the old railway track, pass by the grinding workshops in the Gelpetal and prove your technical skills at the Ronsdorf dam. The tour provides you with an extraordinary view on the industrial history of the Green City and covers a range of 10 km. The spontaneous and individual adjustment of the motor support allow for easy balancing of potential differences in performance within your team. 

A night watchman tour including three-course menu
A night watchman tour including three-course menu

A night watchman tour including three-course menu

Experience a special kind of sightseeing. Listen to amusing anecdotes and interesting stories on the history of Wuppertal while you stroll along the nightly streets of the city in a small group. Enjoy the courses of your menu in selected localities. The aperitif will be served on top of the Bismarckturm with its beautiful view, the main course in the cupola hall of the Elisenturm and dessert in the orangery. (Location: Country Park Wuppertaler Hardt)

Outdoor GPS draisine tour
Outdoor GPS draisine tour

Outdoor GPS draisine tour

…Feel the thrill – experience team spirit. On this unusual draisine tour from Dahlhausen station to Beyenburg your outdoor navigation system will raise an alert every time you are approaching a team exercise. Design a sustainable raft, build a fully functional rocket or abseil from a bridge – supported by your colleagues….

Enjoy the appealing Bergisch landscape along the Wupper, walk across old railway bridges and pass by relicts of industrial heritage. (including packed lunch)

Hösterey Bakery
Hösterey Bakery

Hösterey Bakery

The invitation to bake a fresh emblem yourself should not be missed. Just as the Burg pretzel belongs to the myth around Schloss Burg since the 18th century, so much is the name of Hösterey bakery linked to pretzels and traditional poured rusk. This traditional bakery maintains the “long-life bakery product” in the eighth generation. Low in fat, lightly sweetened and hand-made according to traditional recipes

Rüdiger Hösterey, owner of this family business not only provides insight into this typical regional craft: after a briefing by the expert the participants themselves are given the opportunity to shape the strands of yeast dough into skillfully twisted pretzels.