© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Schneeschuwandern im Mühlviertel in der Nähe von Bad Zell.

2. Silvasophikum at the Almtal Forest School

Grünau im Almtal, Oberösterreich, Österreich

A forestry educational leave - an experiment integrated in the capital of culture

We live in a time of great transformation and reorientation. The forest is sometimes highly acclaimed, but many are not aware of the economic decline of forestry.

I invite all foresters, hunters, landowners and everyone who feels real responsibility for the forest habitat and its diverse tasks to a four-day retreat in the Almtal.

In a small group with a maximum of 20 participants, we want to "sylvasophize". That means thinking together about the past, present and future of the forest as a living space. About paths, detours and wrong turns in forest use. The focus of the event should not be on high science or on established forest and environmental policy, but practitioners (and utopians) who are deeply involved in forest management should exchange their thoughts.

The experiences from my forest life, 45 years of teaching at the Fast Ort and 40 years of managing a rural forest property of 50 ha and the operation of the forest school for 30 years, will be the guideline for the seminar. If possible (depending on the weather) we will learn from the forest in the forest.

The topics are worked out using methods of imparting nature experiences (forest education). I see the experiences, opinions and questions of the participants as an important part of the event. The relaxation, the necessary deceleration and the exchange of experiences will not be neglected.

Forester Fritz Wolf Drack and the forest school team

Tourist association Traunsee-Almtal
Almtal tourist office
Im Dorf 17, 4645 Grünau im Almtal
Telephone: 07616/8268

In cooperation with Naturschauspiel and Historicum Scharnstein

Do you already know WALDNESS in the Traunsee-Almtal region?

  • 3 nights
  • 3 nights at the Haus der Achtsamkeit ("House of Mindfulness") in Grünau im Almtal
  • 2x breakfast at the Haus der Achtsamkeit
  • 1x halfboard at the Haus der Achtsamkeit
  • seminar rate

An associated project of the European Capital of Culture 2024 Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut!

In collaboration with WALDNESS!

  • Breakfast

This is how the course of the Silvasophikum at the Almtal forest school could be:

Thursday May 09, 2024
11:00 a.m. Start with lunch in the "Haus der Achtsamkeit"
Welcome, introduction and decision of the seminar program
(evening program, rainy weather)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Forest School: Presentation
Forest management until 1852
Dinner: Forest School Almtal
Evening action: Development of the Almtal forest school – snipe strokes without a gun
Friday May 10, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Forest School Almtal: Forestry 1852 to 1975
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Cumberland Wildlife Park Grünau/A. - Modern timber construction/Konrad-Lorenz facility
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forest modern times from 1975
Dinner: Gasthof Seehaus am Almsee
Evening action: The forest in the mountains - treasure in the Almtal, an offer from the Upper Austrian natural spectacle (Naturschauspiel)
Saturday May 11, 2024
09:00 – 12:00 Forestry in the future - challenge and opportunity
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch catering forest school
14:00 - 17:00 Forestry in the future - model Herlewald
Dinner: "Haus der Achtsamk
Evening action: forest air bathing with yoga and meditation, forest of the future an offer of the
OÖ natural spectacle (Naturschauspiel)
Sunday May 29, 2022

Optional Sunday service
09:00 – 12:00 Summary and view from a mountain top
End of 12.00 p.m. or possibly lunch together
Subject to changes and errors!

possible date of arrival

Thursday, 9th May 2024

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  • € 324,00 per person
Travel period (09.05.2024 - 12.05.2024)
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Price for this educational holiday: € 324.00 per person/stay
Services included:

  • 2 overnight stays with breakfast in a single room in the "Haus der Achtsamkeit" in Grünau im Almtal
  • 1 overnight stay with half board in the "Haus der Achtsamkeit" in Grünau im Almtal
  • Seminar rate

Please note: Catering on site is not included in the price. Please also note that the tourist tax (€ 2.40 per person/day) is included in the price.

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  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples


2. Silvasophikum at the Almtal Forest School
School of the Woods, Alm Valley
Im Forst
4644 Scharnstein

Phone+43 664 4426865

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