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.
In 2003, when Schloss Hohenkammer was about to undergo an extensive restoration, those responsible also decided the castle with its Gut Eichethof to be more than just a simple seminar centre. The economic-ecological unity, which they 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.
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.
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.
Please go to our calendar where you can find the dates of the next exhibition, guided castle tour, or concert.
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 beer garden loves the sound of Bavarian brass bands playing during a Sunday morning pint.
An experience to be heard, felt and lived.
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.
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.
We are so proud of our Eichethof Estate that we have brought it into the castle – a small exhibition in the Frei Raum – at the back of the reception foyer in the passage to the courtyard. Find out and see where the food that you eat in the castle comes from and how the ingredients are produced. It’s definitely worth a look as you will then be more aware of the food you are savouring!
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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