Kids Workshop (Mon-Thu): Drumming is one of the most primal ways to make music. In this workshop, you will get to know a variety of percussion instruments which we will use to make music together. We will elicit exciting sounds from drums and cymbals that you have never heard (of) before! We compose our own pieces, build our own instruments and combine everything into a little final performance at the end of the week. You don’t need any instruments or musical knowledge. Just let yourself be carried away by the rhythmic energy of the drum world. Experience a fun and exciting musical week at Schloss Elmau using just your hands and some sticks!
Family Workshop (Fri): The last day of this workshop week is devoted to Brazilian Samba! Children, parents, grandparents - everyone is welcome to feel the driving pulse of the Samba drums and swing the drumsticks. Instruments for 50 participants are ready and waiting to be played by you. The focus here is on fun – anyone can play the drums, and in a large group, this workshop experience will become an unforgettable part of your family holiday at Schloss Elmau!
Instructor: Axel Meier was born in Berlin and is musically at home all over the world. He studied classical percussion as well as jazz drumming and combines different cultures in his musical idiom, without ever losing his curiosity for new and unfamiliar rhythms and instruments. He is the winner of multiple competitions, some of them international, and has toured Europe, South America and Asia with his musical projects. He has worked with such greats as Steve Hackett (Genesis), Robyn Schlukowsky and Nils Landgren. Whether as a multi-percussionist on the stages of large concert halls, a composer of film music, or a workshop lecturer in educational or teambuilding contexts – with some 200 concerts and workshops scheduled per year, Axel Meier is a versatile and sought-after musician and educator.
6 – 10 April 2020 2 – 6 November 2020
15:00 – 18:00
Monday – Thursday for kids from age 6 Friday for the family
Please register your children for the Edutainment events when you book your room or by sending an email to our Hospitality Desk firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshops take place with at least 5 participants.
Please note that you must register your child with the Hospitality Desk one last time and in person, and give Schloss Elmau written permission to look after your child, before the start of the program. For the first unit of the program, the child must be personally handed over to the Kids caregivers by a parent or guardian.
Schloss Elmau is located in a natural preserve and makes every effort to reduce its CO2 foot print to a minimum. For this reason, we heat Schloss Elmau by burning wood waste from the surrounding forests in our 1 MW wood chip power plant. As a backup and to cover peak demand we use our own combined heat and power cogeneration plant (CHP) which is fired by gas and generates 50% of our electricity. Our own hydroelectric power station, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, contributes another 15%.
In addition we have reduced electric power consumption by using LED lamps developed in-house and using software to limit peak demand. We dim halogen ceiling spots – which are still necessary for aesthetic reasons – to just 2% of their possible output. Plastic straws have long been replaced with bamboo straws and plastic bottles with glass bottles. To reduce CO2 emissions by transports, we only use and offer drinking water from our own high quality and mineral rich mountain source.
All our meat and dairy products are produced by farmers in our region. Food waste is disposed of in a biogas plant nearby. Waste glass and waste paper are recycled. Insulation of both hotels, which were build in 2007 and 2015 with local construction companies, exceed the European Energy Conservation (ENEV) Criteria by more than 20%. By 2021 all our cars will be powered by electricity.
Recent awards & accoldades
Guide Michelin (2020) two stars in a row for our Gourmet Restaurant Luce d'Oro Handelsblatt CH 2020, Best Spa in the Alps, Conde Nast US & UK 2020, Gold List, Spa Guide Bilanz CH 2019, # 2 in the Ranking of the World´s Best Spas Travel & Leisure USA 2019, # 1 Best Destination Spa in the World Wellnessheaven D 2019, # 1 Best Wellness Hotel in Europe