Schloss Elmau is an alpine sanctuary of breathtaking beauty 3300 feet above sea level at the foot of the Wetterstein Mountains, just 90 miles from Munich, 40 miles from Innsbruck and a short drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. View from Sonnenhügel onto the Wetterstein range, Schloss Elmau and Elmauer Alm
Schafreiter with a view of the eastern Karwendel ridge
Grigory Sokolov 12 June 2021
CL ASSICAL MUSIC, JA Z Z & FOOD FOR THOUGHT Disocver new books in a phenomenal bookstore and experience concerts by some of the greatest artists of our time. Soiernspitze
Eibsee lake with a view of Zugspitze
ABUNDANCE OF SPACE Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway
Enjoy the freedom of choice between two hotels in one: a Cultural Hideaway & Luxury Spa dating from 1916 and completely rebuilt in 2007 and a Luxury Spa Retreat built for the G7 Summit in 2015. Both hotels offer spectacular views of the untouched surroundings, amenities open to all, and throughout, a liberating sense of understatement and privacy in spacious rooms and suites blending subtle oriental influences with timeless italian elegance and precious natural materials from around the world. Luxury Spa Retreat
CULTUR AL HIGHLIGHTS H I G H L I G H TS A P R I L – J U N E Wolfgang Haffner Trio Anna Depenbusch Martin Stadtfeld Pablo Sáinz Villegas 3 April | Sa | 17:00 Wolfgang Haffner Trio Jazz 8 May | Sa | 17:00 Martin Stadtfeld piano Händel, Brahms ASCENSSION DAY 13 May | Th | 17:00 Omer Klein Trio Alexej Gerassimez percussion “Firebird” – Variations and Interludes on Igor Stravinsky’s famous piece Jazz/Modern Classical Nesrine 15 May | Sa | 17:00 Nesrine vocals & cello & Band Jazz/World 19 May | We | 20:30 Soumik Datta sarod & Ensemble “One of the biggest new music talents in Britain” (Vogue) Indian music for the Yoga Summit 2021 Daniel Hope 7 & 10 April | We & Sa | 17:00 DANIEL HOPE Daniel Hope violin Julia Okruashvili piano Elgar, Schnittke, Copland et al. Instead of the “Daniel Hope Week”, Daniel Hope will give two recital concerts. The “Daniel Hope Week” has been postponed to 18 – 24 October 2021. 17 April | Sa | 17:00 Pierre Colombet violin Raphaël Merlin cello Hyung-ki Joo piano Ravel, Brahms Concert instead of the 12th Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau, which cannot be held as planned. Next Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau: 27 Nov – 5 Fec 2021 24 April | Sa | 17:00 David Orlowsky clarinet David Bergmuller lute Purcell, Dowland et al. Simone Kermes David Orlowsky WHITSUN HOLIDAYS 22 May | Sa | 17:00 Simone Kermes vocals Gianluca Geremia theorbe “Eternity”, Lied/Aria Recital 23 May | Su | 17:00 “Der Junge muss an die frische Luft” Caroline Link Oscar-winning director Julius Weckauf young actor Film screening & talk CORPUS CHRISTI 3 June | Th | 17:00 Anna Depenbusch vocals & piano “One woman, one piano and nothing else. Pure pleasure.” Pop/Singer-Songwriter 19 Juni | Sa | 17:00 Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar & Sonidos de América trio band Classical/World Janine Jansen 5 June | Sa | 17:00 Thomas Quasthoff vocals Wolfgang Meyer guitar Shawn Grocott trombone Jazz 6 June | Su | 17:00 Zeruya Shalev “Schicksal” Moderation: Rachel Salamander Author’s reading & talk 20 – 27 June WEEK OF THE ROMANTIC ERA A whole week of concerts, discussions and lectures to illuminate the fascinating panorama of the Romantic period in music. with Janine Jansen, Juliane Banse, Christoph Poppen, the Sitkovetsky Trio, Mojca Erdmann, Benjamin Appl et al. HIGHLIGHTS 21 June | Mo | 17:00 Janine Jansen violin & String septet Strauss: Metamorphoses 25 June | Fr | 17:00 Janine Jansen violin Denis Kozhukhin piano 29 & 30 June | Tu & We | 17:00 GUSTAVE FLAUBERT FOR HIS 200TH BIRTHDAY From the “Éducation sentimentale” to “Lehrjahre der Männlichkeit”. Thomas Lettow reading Elisabeth Edl translation Wolfgang Matz literary scholar Grigory Sokolov 10 – 13 June GRIGORY SOKOLOV 10 June | Th | 20:30 Grigory Sokolov presents: Alexandra Dovgan piano Schumann, Chopin “I predict a great future for her …” Grigory Sokolov on Alexandra Dovgan 12 June | Sa | 20:00 Grigory Sokolov piano Chopin, Rachmaninow 16 June | We | 17:00 Benjamin Constant: “Adolphe” Jens Harzer reading Erich Wolfgang Skwara translation Reading & presentation
H I G H L I G H TS J U LY – S E PT E M B E R Gautier Capuçon Alice Sara Ott 5 – 9 July MASTERCLASS GAUTIER CAPUÇON Public masterclasses and concerts Gautier Capuçon cello Samuel Parent piano Cello-Studenten of the Fondation Louis Vuitton 22 July | Th | 17:00 Martynas Levickis accordion SIGNUM saxophone quartet “Hommage à Astor Piazzolla” Modern Classical Avi Avital 4 August | We | 17:00 Avi Avital mandolin Miloš Karadaglić guitar Classical/World 5 August | Th | 17:00 Michael Maar author & critic “Die Schlange im Wolfspelz. Das Geheimnis großer Literatur” Moderation: Ijoma Mangold Author’s reading & talk Cassandra Steen 18 August | We | 17:00 Alice Sara Ott piano Benjamin Appl baritone Thomas Reif violin Wenxiao Zheng viola, Sebastian Klinger cello, Nabil Shehata double bass Schubert: Trout quintet & Lieder Christian Gerhaher 30 August – 5 September LIED FESTIVAL CHRISTIAN GERHAHER After the great success of the first Lied Festival in September 2019, Christian Gerhaher will curate his second Lied Festival at Schloss Elmau. with Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Anna Lucia Richter, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras et al. Igor Levit 23 & 24 July IGOR LEVIT 23 July | Fr | 17:00 Igor Levit pianist & Florian Zinnecker music journalist in conversation about their joint new book “Hauskonzert” 24 July | Sa | 17:00 Igor Levit piano Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony No 3 “Eroica” 29 July | Th | 17:00 Davide Enia: “Finsternis” Robert Dölle in a production by Nora Schlocker Guest appearance with kind permission of the Residenztheater Munich. Open Air Concert 21 August | Sa | 17:00 Open Air at the Elmauer Alm Traditional and new folk music with alpine flair Moderation: Franziska Eimer 25 August | We | 17:00 Eckart Runge cello Jacques Ammon piano “Roll over Beethoven” Classical/Rock-Pop Dieter Kosslick 7 August | Sa | 17:00 Cassandra Steen vocals & Band Pop/Singer-Songwriter 10 August | Tu | 17:00 Gerald Finley bass baritone Julius Drake piano Schubert: Schwanengesang Lied/Aria Recital Annett Louisan 14 August | Sa | 17:00 Annett Louisan vocals & Band “Kitsch” – Big hit covers from “Hello” to “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Pop/Singer-Songwriter 26 August | Th | 17:00 Dieter Kosslick former director of the Berlinale “About magic moments and the future of cinema.” Author’s reading & talk 28 August | Sa | 17:00 Alexander Gorkow author & culture journalist “Die Kinder hören Pink Floyd” Moderation: Rachel Salamander Author’s reading & talk Anna Lucia Richter Isabelle Faust 7 September | Tu | 17:00 Bernhard Schlink “Abschiedsfarben” Author’s reading & talk This is a selection of concerts and events. Our complete culture programme is availabe online via www.schloss-elmau.de/kulturkalender
CULTUR AL HIGHLIGHTS H I G H L I G H TS S E PT E M B E R – JA N UA RY The King’s Singers Quatuor Ébène Brad Mehldau 11 September | Sa | 17:00 Brad Mehldau piano Ian Bostridge tenor Mehldau: The Folly of Desire et al. Lied/Aria Recital (from the age of 16) 2 October | Sa | 17:00 Lucas Jussen piano Arthur Jussen piano Classical 13 November | Sa | 17:00 The King’s Singers a cappella ensemble “Finding Harmony” Bach, Byrd et al. Axel Milberg 21 – 26 November JAPANESE LITERATURE DAYS A literary journey through time to Japan: from Sei Shōnagon’s “Pillow Book” from 1000 AD to Bashō’s “Paths through the Hinterland” to present-day Japan in literature & film. with Doris Dörrie, Sibylle Canonica, Axel Milberg, Japanese literature experts Evelyn Schulz & Ursula Gräfe et al. 9 – 17 January 2022 68TH CHAMBER MUSIC WEEK Focus string quartet This week, the world’s top string quartet players will congregate at Schloss Elmau to spotlight the “supreme discipline” of chamber music in numerous concerts and listening experiments. with the Quatuor Ébène, Artemis Quartett, Belcea Quartet, Schumann Quartett, Armida Quartett & Sabine Meyer et al. and the Trio Martha Argerich/Gidon Kremer/Mischa Maisky (16 Jan). Nils Landgren Daniel Hope Martin Fröst Martha Argerich 18 – 24 October DANIEL HOPE WEEK The world-renowned violinist Daniel Hope will perform five chamber music concerts with friends as well as members of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Denis Scheck 24 – 28 October BOOK FAIR DAYS After the Frankfurt Book Fair, the literary critics Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke present important literary novelties und hold discussions with guest authors. Michael Wollny 16 – 21 November 22ND EUROPEAN JAZZTIVAL “SCANDINAVIA” Schloss Elmau, the gathering ground of the international jazz scene for over 20 years now, presents some of Scandinavia’s foremost musicians and formations at this year’s Jazztival. with Nils Landgren, Rymden (Bugge Wesseltoft, Dan Berglund, Magnus Öström), Mathias Eick, Tord Gustavsen, Joel Lyssarides et al. as well as Michael Wollny and Johanna Summer as special guests from Germany. Sheku Kanneh-Mason 27 November – 5 December 12TH VERBIER FESTIVAL @ SCHLOSS ELMAU Martin T:son Engstroem, founder of the Verbier Festival, presents outstanding young artists and great musicians in recitals, chamber music and orchestra concerts. with Martin Fröst, Lucas Debargue, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Reinhard Goebel et al. Gidon Kremer Mischa Maisky This is a selection of concerts and events. Our complete culture programme is availabe online via www.schloss-elmau.de/kulturkalender
Franui 30 August – 5 September Lied Festival Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber
Geroldsee lake with a view of Mount Wörner and Tiefkar Peak
Between Eckbauer and Wamberg, with a view of Dreitor Peak
YOGA UNLIMITED Cultivate your relaxation and attention skills in daily classes, Yoga Retreats and the Annual Yoga Summit led by outstanding teachers of the most effective yoga disciplines. YOGA SUMMIT 16 – 21 May Discover which yoga style suits you best, or deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga with some of the most renowned yoga teachers, including Patricia Thielemann, Dr. Patrick Broome, Barbra Noh, Pradeep Teotia, Karl Straub and Anna Trökes. Each day begins with a meditation session and a yoga class. Afterwards, you can enjoy your free time in one of the many spas and pools and especially in the authentic Japanese Onsen Pool. Various workshops follow in the afternoon before the day con- cludes with a second yoga class taught by an instructor of your choice. The cultural highlight is a concert by the celebrated British-Indian sarod player Soumik Datta. YOGA STUDIO As a certified Jivamukti Yoga Affiliate, we offer a daily yoga program that meets the highest quality standards. It is individually adapted and makes learning a fun and joyful experience. Basic and open classes are offered daily for beginners and advanced students, taught by Spa & Sports Director Johannes Mikenda, Uwe Schachermeier, and other excellent teachers of the most effective yoga styles. We practice in the light-flooded yoga room in the bathhouse, the spectacular yoga pavilion with pano- ramic views on the rooftop terrace at the Retreat, or the yoga platform located right in nature, between the Buckelwiesen hummocky meadows and the Wetterstein massif. YOGA RE TRE ATS October 3 – 8 Balance Yoga Retreat with Timo Wahl November 21 – 26 Yoga Retreat with Dr. Patrick Broome 21 – 26 Spirit Yoga Retreat with Patricia Thielemann December 12 – 17 Strength & Grace Yoga Retreat with Barbra Noh Uwe Schachermeier Patricia Thielemann Patrick Broome Barbra Noh
RE-ENERGIZE WITH SPORTS IN THE EMPOWERING ALPS
Hike and climb the mountains with or without a guide to one of the 70 surrounding peaks or practice Nordic Walking to Elmauer Alm or to the Eckbauer with panoramic views of the Alps. Jog alongside the rushing Ferchenbach stream. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Ferchensee, Barmsee and Geroldsee lakes. Take e-mountain bike tours to areas of breath- taking beauty. Learn the art of archery with a master on the hotel’s own archery range. Play tennis on three clay courts at the Nature Spa. Tee off on beautiful golf courses in nearby Oberau, Wallgau and Seefeld. Row on Lake Eibsee. Windsurf or kitesurf on Lake Walchensee. Speed to Tegernsee or Ahornboden on a road or racing bike. Paraglide from the Wank. Enjoy white-water kayaking or rafting on the Loisach river. Walking towards Höllental with a view of Waxenstein ridge
RE TRE ATS TURTLE SPA® RE TRE ATS with Dr. Imke König June 6 – 10 Turtle Spa Retreat Qi Gong & TCM Workshop November 7 – 12 Turtle Spa Retreat Qi Gong & TCM Workshop December 12 – 17 Turtle Spa Retreat Taijiquan Retreat, Level 1 Taijiquan Level 2 (Part II Heaven) can be booked year-round as individual sessions (1 to 4 persons) upon request. TURTLE SPA® TCM STR ATEGY TALK In the TCM Strategy Talk, Dr. Imke König shows you the connection between be- havior, nutrition, emotions and health. She will answer all your questions regarding treatment options. And depending on your interest or ailments, she will go into more detail about Chinese Five Elements Diet or show you simple Qi Gong excercises to do at home. An opportunity to do some- thing for your own health, and get enough information to integrate the new know- ledge into your daily life.
SIX SPAS FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES
Relax in three luxury spas and outdoor pools (heated year-round) reserved for adults or in an authentic Oriental Hamam and Japanese Onsen Pool. Enjoy unrestricted quality time with your kids in three luxury spas & pools reserved for families. Re-vitalize in the Nature Spa or the crystal clear lakes nearby.
WELL-BEING FOR BODY, MIND & SOUL Sadik Simsek Hamam Master Jeffrey Podimarakala Ayurveda Gahad Reilly Deep Tissue Gabriele Bernsdeiner Shiatsu
To make your visit to Schloss Elmau a truly transformative experience of intense well-being that will linger long after your departure, Medical Spa Director Dr. Imke König and Spa Director Johannes Mikenda can design individual programs for you, com- bining soothing and healing treatments with ancient methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine and our sophisticated yoga, fitness and outdoor sports programs in pristine nature. If you also wish to clear your head and free your emotions, you may experience the sense of time truly suspended at one of our concerts featuring some of the greatest artists of our time. Michaela Krabacher Head of the Massage team/All-rounder Uwe Schachermeier Physiotherapy Tamas Kollmann Hamam Master Katalin Frencz Csibi Custom Massage
View of Ferchensee lake and Wetterstein Peak
RESTAUR ANTS FOR COSMOPOLITANS Feast on outstanding cuisine and casual yet superlative service in restaurants for adults or families. Taste locally sourced produce and Bavarian, Italian, French and Asian specialties. Dine at our 2-Star Michelin restaurant. Chill out in cozy lounges where trendy jazz accompanies drinks and snacks in front of open fireplaces. SLYRS WHISK Y DINNER BBQ E VENINGS 23 July The essence of Upper Bavaria’s nature can be tasted in every single drop. These high-quality Bavarian single malt whiskies and SLYRS liqueurs are produced with great sensitivity and attention to detail. The event is fittingly complemented with typical Bavarian delicacies. Master Distillers Hans Kemenater, Nick Binder, and Keven McFarland welcome you to this exceptional evening. LUCE D’ORO AT THE ELMAUER ALM with two-star chef Christoph Rainer and his team 29 June | 13, 27 July | 10, 24 August | 7, 21 September The restaurant Luce d’Oro (2 Michelin stars) gives a guest performance on a mountain ridge at an altitude of over 1200 m, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps. There, in midst the mountain meadows, you will find our Elmauer Alm lodge. Built in 1924, it is a special place of power and breathtaking beauty set against a stunning backdrop. Chef Chris Rainer and his team await you with a modern interpretation of Bavarian regional cuisine combined with the flavors of Asia in five tasting courses prepared in a contemporary, light and innovative way. Live Bavarian music accentuates this brilliant symbiosis. The ﬁnest from around the world with RUNGIS express 24 July RUNGIS express brings you exquisite fish and meat specialties from all over the world. We invite you to enjoy a very special barbecue evening. Steckerlﬁsch (Grilled ﬁsh on sticks) with ‘Platzﬁsch’ 31 July Platzfisch is synonymous with genuine fish craft from Bavaria. Trout, char and salmon trout reared in a unique natural environment in their Elmau valley habitat. FrischeParadies 7 August Experience tantalizing opulence with FrischeParadies. The Munich delicatessen specializes in an excellent variety of pro- ducts, and will surprise young and old with great rarities served from the grill to your plate. Otto Gourmet 11 & 14 August In a compelling setting, gourmets will be introduced to lesser-known as well as popular meat cuts, grades, and maturations. In the course of the afternoon, Wolfgang Otto will personally explain how to recog- nize good meat and how to best prepare it. Deutsche See 28 August Fish and seafood, sometimes familiar, sometimes extraordinary, but always of outstanding quality: Welcome to Deutsche See Fischmanufaktur. WOODFORD KENTUCK Y BOURBON DINNER 6 August Woodford Reserve has been refining the art of making the best bourbon since 1812. This Kentucky whiskey has delighted connoisseurs and gourmets for decades. Keven McFarland, Anton Pozeg, and Nick Theurer, the expert for American whis- key, invite you to taste different Woodford Bourbon qualities and enjoy them with typical dishes from Kentucky. For one evening, culinary highlights of the Wild West come to the Wetterstein Mountains. BAR STORIES 17 August Join Frederik von Lonski, author and reporter for several German radio stations, on a literary and culinary tour of the Caribbean, musically accompanied by Daniel Eberhard. Keven McFarland and his team will take you on a journey into the world of rum. Experience expertly blended drinks, accompanied by thematically appropriate excerpts from classic and contemporary literature, in one of the most beautiful bars in Germany.
Walking towards Meilerhütte with a view of King‘s house on Schachen
Literature Workshop Jewelry Design Soccer Camp Chess Academy Swimming Yoga for Kids & Teens Zoom Creative Club Trampolining Craft Workshop Sports & Adventure Science Lab Outdoor Music Kids Club Hands on Wood
HAPPY MOMENTS FOR REL A XED FAMILIES Let your kids roam fee and make new friends in the kids or creative clubs. Empower them with inspiring edutainment workshops, sports programs and soccer camps with professional trainers from the German Bundesliga. And enjoy unrestricted quality time with your children in concerts, restaurants and lounges, as well as in a bookstore and spas dedicated to families. EDUTAINMENT May 24 – 28 Zoom Photo Workshop with Micha Pawlitzki from age 8 24 – 28 | 31 May – 4 June Craft Workshop with Regine Laute from age 6 31 May – 4 June Jewelry Design with Heike Ritter-Hintz from age 12 June 28 June – 2 July Science Lab with Ulrike Albrecht & Team from age 6 July 5 – 9 | 12 – 16 Science Lab with Ulrike Albrecht & Team from age 6 19 – 23 Chess Academy with Hugo Siegmeth & Peter Gandenberger from age 6 26 – 30 Craft Workshop with Regine Laute from age 8 26 – 30 Literature Workshop with Nadine Schwengenbecher from age 6 August 2 – 6 Literature Workshop with Nadine Schwengenbecher from age 6 2 – 6 | from age 8 23 – 27 | from age 6 Craft Workshop with Regine Laute 9 – 13 Outdoor Music with Mirjam Leitner from age 6 9 – 13 | 16 – 20 | 30 August – 3 September Science Lab with Ulrike Albrecht & Team from age 6 September 6 – 10 Hands on Wood – Woodworking workshop with Alexandra Syrbe from age 6 October 4 – 8 Craft Workshop with Regine Laute from age 6 11 – 15 | 18 – 22 Literature Workshop with Nadine Schwengenbecher from age 6 25 – 29 Science Lab with Ulrike Albrecht & Team from age 6 November 1 – 5 Chess Academy with Hugo Siegmeth & Peter Gandenberger from age 6 SOCCER CAMPS CRE ATIVE CLUB N E W ! ages 8 – 15 The Soccer Camps are conducted under the guidance of experienced youth coaches of the Bundesliga team VfB Stuttgart & the club RB Leipzig. Dates: 24 – 28 May | 31 May – 4 June 28 June – 2 July 5 – 9 | 12 – 16 | 19 – 23 | 26 – 30 July 2 – 6 | 9 – 13 | 16 – 20 | 23 – 27 August 30 August – 3 September 6 – 10 September YOGA FOR KIDS & TEENS from age 6 & from age 12 During the school holidays, we offer kids & teens the opportunity to participate in yoga classes. The classes take place at the Jivamukti Yoga Center un-der the guidance of Johannes Mikenda or other experienced yoga teachers, usually from Monday to Thursday. Dates: 10 – 13 | 24 – 27 | 31 May – 3 June 21 – 24 | 28 June – 1 July 5 – 8 | 12 – 15 | 19 – 22 | 26 – 29 July 2 – 5 | 9 – 12 | 16 – 19 | 23 – 26 30 August – 2 September 6 – 9 September 4 – 7 | 11 – 14 | 18 – 21 | 25 – 28 October 1 – 4 November 20 – 23 | 27 – 30 December from age 6 Welcome to our new Creative Club, open from 13:00 to 21:00 for all children from the age of 6. Here, no limits are set on their creativity, whether as enthusiastic chess players, ace memory players or origami artists. A wide range of crafts and exciting puzzles quizzes round off the fun. Dates: 8 – 15 | 22 – 31 May 1 – 5 June 2 October – 6 November 18 – 31 December SPORTS & ADVENTURE from age 6 Children from age 6 will have fun ex- ploring and discovering nature and our diverse Sports & Adventure offer. From 15:00 to 18:00 & 19:00 to 21:00, new friends can be made during activities such as foosball, kayaking, stand-up paddling, trampoline, and archery or around a campfire. Dates: 19 June – 11 September KIDS CLUB ages 2 – 5 Our Kids Club is open year-round. No limits are set to creativity here, whether telling an exciting story or getting crafty with Perler beads and colorful papers. Our youngest guests, ages 2 to 5, can come here to play from 9:00 to 21:00 every day.
ORANIA .BERLIN RESTAURANT. BAR. CONCERTS. RETREAT. Experience the creative heart of Berlin at the Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg. An oasis of calm and serenity in a Retreat for traveling aesthetes. Timeless, casual elegance & precious natural materials from all over the world in spacious rooms & suites. Outstanding cuisine & hospitality in a restaurant for cosmopolitans. Exclusive events & meetings in a salon or digital boardroom with views over the city. A fantastic bar and lounge featuring open fire places and concerts exclusively with artists living in Berlin. Designed & managed by Schloss Elmau www.orania.berlin