Austrian Woodcarving Weeks 2018
May 13th until 27th
Spend your carving holiday in the Alps during the most wonderful time of the year. Additionally enjoy a fantastic tour along the Romantic Road. 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 19th 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 19th and Sunday May 20th - Tour to Rothenburg with several interesting stops along the route.
Price Carvers' Programme:
per person in double room, cat I
Euro USD GBP
2 weeks 2026,- 2330,- 1722,-
Single room supplement
for two weeks:
Euro 188,- / USD 216,- / GBP 160,-
Included: Course 10 ½ days, 2 full days tour, 14 overnights with full board (lunch excluded on tour) and all local taxes. Airport transfer is not included prices etc. please see page 8.
For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used.
In the steps of "Riemenschneider" along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg and Dinkelsbühl
May 19th - May 20th
The Romantic Road was a trade route during the middle ages, in Germany and still retains much of the medieval character. The Road often winds through forgotten sections of countryside, connecting walled towns and picturesque villages.
This year we will focus on Tilman Riemenschneider, who was one of the most famous and important sculptors of the transition period between, the late Gothic and Renaissance periods.
Creglingen will therefore be one of our stops, there in the Medieval Herrgottskirche (Lord's Church) – Riemen-schneiders greatest creation can be found – the world famous altar of Mary.
Rothenburg fits the word “romantic” perfectly. The whole walled town is a museum full of baroque houses and fountains. The wall connects five medieval gates complete with guard towers that date from the thirteenth to sixteenth cen-turies. Here we will visit the famous Church St. Jakob where Riemenschneider was one of the major sculptors.
Of course we won't miss the “Night Watch Man” – a real “must see” in Rothenburg. Dinkelsbühl, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Germany, is also on our route.
We are confident that we will have an exciting and very amusing trip togheter – just as always.
Included: 1 overnight with breakfast and dinner, bus travel, sightseeing. Minimum 10 participants.
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 tours. 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 along the Romantic Road, on May 19th and May 20th together with the carvers is included in this package. (Details of the tour please see opposite page.)
IMPORTANT! One full-day tour each week will also be offered. One trip will take us to Linderhof the most beautiful hunting castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Oberammergau and Füssen. The other trip will be to the city of Lindau at lake Constanze –an historic island with a distinctive charm surrounded by a crystal clear lake and in the background, the snow-covered mountains in Switzerland on the other side of the lake.
Please note that these full-day tours are not included in the price and will be charged at the school. Prices will vary according to the number of participants.
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 pro-gramme at the 4* Alpenrose Hotel, next to the school. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and walking shoes.
Prices Non-Carvers Programme:
per person in double room category I:
Euro USD GBP
2 weeks 1276,- 1467,- 1085,.
Included: Tours and programme as described, 14 overnights with full board (lunch excluded on tours) and all local taxes. Airport transport is not included, prices see page 8. For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used.