Action Program/ pre-conference

Here you can find the possibilities of activities of the pre-conference program.

The GATE will be in one of the famous tourist regions of Germany and we would be very happy to show you something of the special “Bavarian” Country.

It would be nice to know if you are interested to participate.
You can choose your interests at the registration form, but it is no booking. It’s only for us to have an overview what we have to organize for you.


Beauties of the Region – Allgaeu (Touristic program)

Description:
Allgaeu – where castles and mountains grow.

You will find some of the most famous and picturesque sites in the alpine foreland of Bavaria. The pilgrimage church St.Coloman as well as the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau belong to the most photographed sites in Germany.

Gear:
Casual shoes, water bottle, lunch box, sunsceen, evtl. swimwear

We will depart from the accomodation to the ticket center of the castles.. We will have to walk for about 30 minutes (1,5 km) to reach the castle Neuschwanstein (Alternatively there is a bus shuttle for 6 € available). You will have a guided tour through fairytale castle of King Ludwig II. Afterwards a short walk to the famous Marienbrücke rewards us with an amazing view of the castle and the alpine foreland. At 1 pm, we have a typical brotzeit (German for snack with bread, cold meat, and cheese) for lunch. Then there is the option of having a nice walk around the Alpsee (lake), optionally with a stop for having a swim in the lake. We will depart to the accomodation again at 4.30 pm.

If you are interested in that program, please let us know for our planning >>

High Ropes Course and/or Zip-Line

Describtion:
Take all your courage and fly over the the grounds of the OUTWARD BOUND facility.
Test your limits up in the air, gain trust and feel that you can only accomplish the goals together.

Gear:
comfortable sporty clothing, sneakers, lunch box, and drinking bottle. Helmet and harness will be provided.

With the support of our qualified instructors you will be taught the basic belaying techniques of climbing to support one another. Here it is not just about being challenged in height, but also trusting one another.

If you are interested in that program, please let us know for our planning >>

Raft Building (nearby lakes)

Description:
Haven’t we all dreamt of building a raft and process to new discoveries. For that you need to build a buoyant raft with our provided materials. Besides much fun and a day at the lake you are in demand of great team-spirit.

Gear:
swimwear, spare clothes, towel, lunch box, drinking bottle, hat, and sunscreen.

A short walk (about 40 min) from our accomodation will take you to a close by laken kurzer. At the meeting point you will receive all the information, the construction manual, the material to succeed together at this task. After an energizing lunch, you paddle over the lake and enjoy an unique view of the mountains and castles.
During the whole process our qualified outdoor instructors will take care of needs and support where help is needed.

If you are interested in that program, please let us know for our planning >>

Canoe Trip (Forggensee)

Description:
Our idyllic coanoe tour belongs to the most beautiful in Germany. Discover the surroundings a liitle more remote and change the perspective form the accomodation up at the mountain to the grounded crystal clear water. Take the opportunity to relax and and take a break from every day life.

Gear:
swimwear, spare clothes, towel, lunch box, drinking bottle, hat, and sunscreen.

Our pre-organized shuttle bus will bring all participants to the biggest reservoir in Germany. You will be able to enjoy a mountain panorama during the entire tour. After a brief canoe instruction through our qualified canoe guide you will go together for a long trip over the water. Either at a café or a nice place at shore you will find some time to enjoy lunch with a perfect view.

If you are interested in that program, please let us know for our planning >>

Hiking Tour (to the nearby mountain summit Tegelberg/Branderschrofen)

Description:
On this demanding hike you will be rewarded with breath-taking views over the alpine foreland and to the main ridge of the alps. The investment is an ascend of 950 m, which takes about 3 hours. (Experience in alpine terrain and a good condition are a requirement)

Gear:
hiking boots, functional clothing, backpack, rain jacket, hiking poles, water bottle, lunch box, hat, sunscreen
OUTWARD BOUND can provide equipment, such as shoes, poles, backpacks, and jackets, for rent

Our qualified hiking guides will accompany you to the Branderschrofen (1881 m), a summit of the Tegelberg. After reaching already the Tegelberg you will be compensated with a great view of the Forggensee and will maybe observe the other participants canoeing or raft building.
On our mountain hike we will not only provide you with a physical challenge, but goal is to support one another on the way up to have a community experience at the summit.

If you are interested in that program, please let us know for our planning >>