The principle of sustainability

In 2003, when Schloss Hohen­kam­mer and its es­tate build­ings were about to under­go an ex­ten­sive re­stora­tion, those re­spon­si­ble also decided the es­tate to be more than just a simple sem­i­nar centre. The eco­nomic-eco­log­i­cal unity, which was what the cas­tle had been for cen­turies, was also to be reestab­lished.

The farming estate and cas­tle be­long to­gether not only his­tor­i­cally, but are also closely con­nected as a pro­ducer and cus­tomer and as an en­ergy sup­plier and con­sumer. The es­tate’s forests sup­ply not only wood as a build­ing ma­te­rial, but are also in­te­grated into daily sem­i­nar life as an “out­door lo­ca­tion” for ac­tiv­i­ties. Our guests ben­e­fit from it in nu­mer­ous ways: they en­joy the park, the sur­round­ings, the cui­sine with or­ganic prod­ucts from our own farm, as well as our fine brandies, oils, and vine­gars. The prin­ci­ple of sus­tain­abil­ity above all – vis­i­tors can lit­er­ally taste it.

Munich Re

Schloss Hohenkammer was ac­quired and care­fully re­stored by Munich Re in 2003 – also in con­sid­er­a­tion of their own use. Since then, the rein­sur­ance firm has used Hohen­kam­mer as a sem­i­nar and con­fer­ence centre, as have other major com­pa­nies and event orga­nisers.

Down-to-earthness and flights of fancy

Hohenkammer is located about thirty min­utes from Munich. How­ever, vis­i­tors are far away here when it comes to their level of peace and con­cen­tra­tion. Re­moved from the daily stress and tire­some rou­tine, guests can feel an at­mos­phere of power­ful seren­ity here. The excellent learn­ing centre Schloss Hohen­kam­mer im­bues this sense of au­then­tic­ity and down-to-earth­ness to its guests in abun­dance. This pro­motes cre­ative flights of fancy and big ideas.

A castle as work environment

Schloss Hohenkammer combines the past and the fu­ture. The his­toric water cas­tle and the ultra-modern re­cep­tion and guest­house form an en­sem­ble. Ex­pec­tant cus­tomers and in­ter­na­tional guests char­ac­terise the climate. Relax­ing sur­round­ings and con­cen­trated work de­ter­mine the at­mos­phere. Watch­ful spir­its and sym­pa­thetic helpers are needed at the castle.

You are looking for…

You are looking for a wide variety of tasks to per­form; an ami­able and well run team is look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing and work­ing to­gether with you. Com­mit­ment, ini­tia­tive and a ser­vice-ori­en­tated atti­tude are a given for you? Then, welcome!

We offer…

You will receive a performance-re­lated above-av­er­age pay in a 13-month an­nual salary, in­clud­ing 30 va­ca­tion days per year. We pro­vide your uni­forms and their clean­ing. We also en­cour­age your de­sire to pur­sue fur­ther train­ing and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties. If re­quired, we can pro­vide you with an apart­ment or a staff room in town. We would be happy to in­form you in a per­sonal con­ver­sa­tion about the other vol­un­tary social ben­e­fits pro­vided by Schloss Hohen­kam­mer GmbH.

Should you be in­ter­ested in work­ing for us, please send us your CV and any other per­ti­nent doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing your de­sired salary.

Schloss Hohenkammer GmbH
Personnel department
Schlossstrasse 20
85411 Hohenkammer
Germany

E-mail

Phone
+49(0)8137 93 41 73

Current vacancies

Time lapse

Schloss Hohenkammer has a past that de­mands re­spect and an obli­ga­tion to the future.

In 1042, the Lords of Camer gave this place “Hohen­camer” their name and erected a cas­tle here. The ‘von Camer’ fam­ily line re­sided here for more than 500 years, until they were su­per­seded by the Barons of Has­lang. In their re­gency, the cas­tle was burned down to its walls in 1648 in the final days of the Thirty Years’ War.

The reconstruction of the cas­tle in the Bavarian Re­nais­sance style gave the struc­ture its present form. The von Has­langs lived for nearly 250 years on their cas­tle es­tate – until it passed into the pos­ses­sion of the von Prey­sing fam­ily in 1804. From then on, the pe­ri­ods of owner­ship were briefer. The von Prey­sings were fol­lowed by the Lords of Cotta, who, in turn, were re­placed by the von Vequel fam­ily. In the early 20th cen­tury, the cas­tle be­came the seat of the Bavarian Raiff­eisen Cen­tral Co­op­er­a­tive, which moved to Hohen­kam­mer in 1917.

The castle was given its present des­ti­na­tion in 1973, when it was con­verted into a train­ing cen­tre. When Munich Re assumed owner­ship of the es­tate in 2003, it con­verted it into a sem­i­nar centre.

Old stones have what it takes

The castle’s old walls are both silent and speak won­ders. They wish to be ap­pre­ci­ated in their si­lence, but hap­pily wel­come the new life and ac­tiv­ity that pre­vails around them.

Respect and curiosity, tradition and in­no­va­tion, ease and as­ser­tion are the frame­work the walls pro­vide. They ex­press the bal­ance that we want to pre­serve culturally.

New paths

Anyone who believes that art in cas­tles must be sur­rounded by heavy frames and hon­or­ably pre­sented on the walls will find no such thing at Schloss Hohen­kam­mer. Instead, vis­i­tors en­counter a re­vival of mu­ral paint­ing, a com­mon art form dur­ing the Re­nais­sance: for ex­am­ple, the text sculp­ture by Lawrence Weiner in the for­mer chapel, or the airy, veg­e­ta­tive mu­rals by Martin Schwenk. Hamish Fulton is the vis­i­tors’ artis­tic com­pan­ion. Sixty-five of his works of his ex­plo­ration of all the car­di­nal points can be found in the rooms of the hotel. The artist has left us a mes­sage in his large mu­ral in the en­trance area.

Views

Culture – do it yourself

Gaze around Schloss Hohen­kam­mer’s Re­nais­sance court­yard while listen­ing to a Bach con­cert – isn’t this a per­fect fit? Yet the court­yard is not the only ideal lo­ca­tion here: the en­tire cas­tle com­plex of­fers won­der­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties for shows and events of all kinds. If you want to crown your sem­i­nar or event with a mem­o­rable fi­nale, our con­sult­ing team is avail­able to help.

Gabriela Brucher
Head of organisation celebrations and events
E-mail

Phone
+49 (0)8137 93 41 08

Castle mystery

A place that frees one’s head and emits peace is a true Frei Raum (‘free space’). Vis­i­tors will find it in the re­cep­tion build­ing be­hind the front desk. Pho­to­graphs, of­ten floor to ceil­ing in height, pre­sent very dif­fer­ent cas­tle views, in which many of the cas­tle’s se­crets are re­vealed and its ghosts unmasked.

A contemplative interior garden, just steps away, helps viewers in­ter­nalise the exhibition.

Views

A castle for music

Those who stroll through the cas­tle hear its sounds. The castle court­yard is per­fect for a sum­mer con­cert, the event hall is ideal for pop and rock, the Zirbel­stube needs the zither, and the “Alte Gale­rie” loves the sound of Bavar­ian brass bands play­ing dur­ing a Sun­day brunch.

An experience to be heard, felt and lived.

Please find all our cultural events of the next weeks below!

You want to know more about the history of the castle? You want to visit a concert or exhibition situated in a unique setting? Here you find all possible options:

Sa. 19 August

Guided tour of the castle

We invite everyone interested, wedding planners and fiancé(e)s to a tour around the castle.

We meet in the empore above the hotel reception at 12 pm.

Please register in advance under the following number
+49 (0)8137 93 40

Su. 10 September

Open monument day

This Sunday you have the unique occasion to have a good look around in our historic castle.

We meet in the castle courtyard.

Tours at
10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

Fr. 15 September

Joint exhibition
Stephanie von Hoyos and Hansjürgen Vogel

Stephanie von Hoyos shows paintings and drawings:

Stephanie von Hoyos

Hansjürgen Vogel displays sculptures:

Hansjürgen Vogel

Gutshof-Foyer

Private view
5.30 pm

The exhibition will be open to the public until 24 October.

More on

Stephanie von Hoyos

Hansjürgen Vogel

Sa. 16 September

Guided tour of the castle

We invite everyone interested, wedding planners and fiancé(e)s to a tour around the castle.

We meet in the empore above the hotel reception at 12 pm.

Please register in advance under the following number
+49 (0)8137 93 40

Sa. 21 October

Guided tour of the castle

We invite everyone interested, wedding planners and fiancé(e)s to a tour around the castle.

We meet in the empore above the hotel reception at 12 pm.

Please register in advance under the following number
+49 (0)8137 93 40

Sa. 18 November

Guided tour of the castle

We invite everyone interested, wedding planners and fiancé(e)s to a tour around the castle.

We meet in the empore above the hotel reception at 12 pm.

Please register in advance under the following number
+49 (0)8137 93 40

Good news

With their “Exzellente Lernorte” (excellent learn­ing centres), sem­inar ho­tels have developed a new co­oper­a­tion amongst them­selves. Each mem­ber per­suades through its indi­vidu­al­ity; to­gether, all of us share a new qual­ity: more in­nov­a­tion and cre­ativ­ity. That’s good news for speak­ers and trainers.

The provision of optimal premises and fa­cil­it­ies was always a given at Schloss Hohen­kammer, as were the cor­res­pond­ing ser­vices. What is new and what will char­ac­ter­ise the future are spaces that in and of them­selves are a concept and pure innov­a­tion, fos­ter­ing a cre­ativ­ity that is con­ta­gious. For speak­ers and train­ers, new and excit­ing pos­sib­il­it­ies for train­ing, coach­ing and other forms of learn­ing and teach­ing open up. And this is truer than ever now that like-minded sem­inar hotels in Germany with the same qual­ity stand­ards have found one another. Schloss Hohen­kammer is very happy to be a found­ing mem­ber of “Exzellente Lernorte”.

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