Austrian Woodcarving Weeks 2020

Austrian Woodcarving Weeks 2020
Carvers’ Programme
May 10th until 24th

Spend your carving holiday in the Alps during the most wonderful time of the year. Carve and enjoy a fantastic tour to Switzerland, Germany and Lake Constance. Learn how to carve and sculpt the Austrian way.

Sunday arrival – meet your teacher and new carving colleagues at the school. There will be tutored carving from Monday to Saturday lunchtime, except the Saturday when we go on tour. This will give you ample opportunity to start and finish your carvings. Also use the time to join the special theory classes which are held parallel to the practical carving class.

Weekly schedule for the course:
Sun 18:00 meet your tutor for the week
Mon to Fri 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00
Sat 08:30-12:00 (not on the 16th of May)

Since this might be a longer course than usual, here are some ideas of how best you can use your time:
- Use your own ideas for a project
- Work on a bigger project
- Learn more practical and theoretical skills
- Start professional training

Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th  - Tour - 2 Days 3 Countries
Tour to Switzerland, Germany and Austria with a visit to Lake Constance. Details please see next column.

Price Carvers’ Programme:
per person in in double room, category I,
                               Euro       USD       GBP
2 weeks           2130,-     2345,-      1811,-     

Single room supplement for two weeks:
Euro 210,- / USD 230,- / GBP 178,-

Included: Course 10 ½ days, 2 full days tour, 14 overnights with full board (lunch excluded on tour), local tax 1,30 per person and night and the airport transfer is not included in the price. Details for transfer see page 8. For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used.

3 Countries in 2 Days, Switzerland, Austria and Germany

3 Countries - 2 Days
Tour to Switzerland, Germany and Austria with a visit to lake Constance.

Our weekend trip will first take us to the picturesque Appenzell region in Switzerland, famous for mountains, cheese, traditions and chocolate.

From there we will continue to the Lake Constanz. The lake is bordered by three countries and occupies an extremely beautiful corner of Central Europe. Only two hours away from the Lechvalley it is an ideal destination for a relaxing short break.

Bregenz the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost state of Austria is our next stop. The city is on the eastern shores of Lake Constance, the third-largest freshwater lake in Central Europe, between Switzerland in the west and Germany in the northwest. Bregenz is famous for the annual summer music festival „Bregenzer Festspiele“ and if possible we will view the impressive stage.

From Bregenz our tour will take us further to Lindau in Germany. The charming, medivial island-town of Lindau encompasses spectacular landscapes, fairy-tale spots, small cobblestone passageways, deep blue lake water and soaring Alpine mountains alike. We plan to stay overnight in the area of Lindau.

On the way back to Elbigenalp we will make some interesting stops on route and enjoy the beautiful nature and the spring in the mountains.

Included: 1 overnight with breakfast and dinner, travelling by bus with a courier, visit tot he above mentioned places.
At least 10 participants necessary.

We are confident that we will have an exciting and very amusing trip together – just as always.

Included: 1 overnight with breakfast and dinner, bus travel, sightseeing. Minimum 10 participants

Non-Carvers' Programme

Non-Carvers Programme
May 10th until 24th

Enjoy your holiday in the Alps during the most beautiful time of the year.
The programme for non-carvers offers some exciting tours and a variety of activities in the beautiful surrounding area. Enjoy the lovely spring evenings for pleasant walks and relaxing outdoors. The hills are full of exceptional wild flowers, like rare and protected orchids. Each week there will be 2 half-day tours near the school. Several local sights are worthy of exploration including a hanging footbridge, a cheese maker, a glass etcher and last but not least our nice little museum in Elbigenalp. A ride up a mountain or an interesting herb walk are other possibilities, depending on the weather.

The tour Switzerland, Germany and the Lake Constance on the 16th and 17th of May together with the carvers is included in this package. Details of the tour please see opposite page.)

Take the opportunity to use your free days to relax or go hiking, nordic walking (poles provided), rent a bike for a ride along the Lech river and take time to look at the beautiful spring countryside. Please also note that you can book treatments in the spa or join the activity programme at the
4-star Alpenrose Hotel, next to the school. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and walking shoes.
Minimum for the half day tours are 4 participants.

Prices Non-Carvers Programme:
per person in double room category I:
                          Euro       USD        GBP
2 weeks        1370,-     1505,-       1165,.

Included: Tours and programme as described, 14 overnights with full board (lunch excluded on tours) and all local taxes. Airport transport is not included. For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used.