Outward Bound Germany

Let your students discover their full potential

Experience a change of perspective

Experience your class from a whole new perspective as they make plans together and are confronted with challenging situations. For the duration of the program, surrender your daily responsibilities and concerns (24 hours when on expeditions), and allow yourself to concentrate entirely on your students.

As a fully-recognized educational establishment, we’ve been working with young people for over 60 years, offering school classes which take part in an OUTWARD BOUND program a broad spectrum of challenging experiences, and the chance to develop themselves.

Students feel the adventure and learn from it

Students try out their skills with outdoor wall climbing, rock climbing, experiencing the high ropes course, rappelling, taking part in mountain tours, bivouacking outdoors, overnighting in a cabin during summer and winter, snowshoeing, Alpine and cross-country skiing, and bivouacking in igloos.
What remains, at the end, in addition to the memories of different challenges, are the personal experiences:

  • How can I help myself when extending beyond my own limits? How do I perceive our class/group?
  • How do we typically react? What do we want to change?
  • How do my classmates see me?
  • What are my strengths?
  • How do these new experiences influence the daily routines at school and in private life?

Why OUTWARD BOUND is your partner for outdoor education in Germany:

  • Personal growth and team spirit – we make the difference!
  • Best preparation for career – valued certificates for business or academic career.
  • High Safety Standards – staff is qualified in hard and soft skills.
  • Outdoor Safety Equipment – available to hire for free.
  • All year long – spring, summer, autumn, winter.
  • Various age range – from 4th grade up to Trainees.
  • Team Size – 11 to 14 participants per team/instructor.
  • Programs size from S to XXL – one team up to 120 students.
  • Beautiful locations/ guesthouses and wilderness settings – from the Alps in the south to the lake districts up north.
  • Excellent teamwork between your staff and our staff.
  • International Programs in English and/ or German

Your OUTWARD BOUND experience:

Each of our courses is tailored to meet groups’ individual needs and values, with a clear set of outcomes.
If you have any question regarding the different centers and opportunities, please contact us – we’ll be happy to help!

Philip Heckmann

I look forward to hear from you.
I’ll be happy to help with any kind of information about our courses and centers:
Call +49 8362 – 9822-10
Mail: philip.heckmann@outwardbound.de

Wandererlebnis in Gebirgen und Hochland für Kinder, Jugendliche, Familien und Schulklassen.
Wandererlebnis in Gebirgen und Hochland für Kinder, Jugendliche, Familien und Schulklassen.
Wandererlebnis in Gebirgen und Hochland für Kinder, Jugendliche, Familien und Schulklassen.

What is it all about?

Our mission is to encourage people to discover their potential through challenging experiences in the outdoors. It is all about the adventure – meeting the challenges, stretching beyond the limits and developing courage, resilience, persistence, responsibility, adaptibility, integrity, compassion and the ability to work well with others.

Human empathy

…involves consideration not only for the students’ own responsibilites, but also for the others involved, and being sensitive to their needs. This mutual support assists in developing trust within a team, and creating a sense of belonging. Being socially competent means being able to reflect about one’s own place within a group or a company, in addition to dealing appropriately with peers and superiors. We reveal ways in which relationships in everyday life and at the workplace can be improved by respecting and valuing others’ opinions and differences – such as gender and diversity.

Care and responsibility

…entails individuals being responsible for themselves, their team, the nature around them, and their material resources. The ability to work conscientiously and accurately promotes self-confidence and trust within the team. We reveal ways for the students to directly feel the consequences of their own decision-making. In our programs, the impact of the students’ punctuality or tardiness, and respect or disrespect directly influences the relationship between themselves and their surrounding nature.


…reveals itself in the ability not to give up, even when the situation is trying or unpleasant. This includes the readiness to actively applying oneself to a single task for an extended period of time, even if one hasn’t chosen the task oneself. We reveal ways how to learn endurance and stamina when dealing with challenges such as stress and time pressure, by confronting the students with unpredictable conditions such as weather, group conflicts and personal limits.

Taking the initiative

…encompasses voluntarily shaping the course of events, being constructively and critically encouraging in everyday life as well as in the company, thus contributing to a successful task outcome. Self-confidence, a clear view of the work ahead, the independent gathering of information and the acceptance of responsibility are what is needed. We reveal ways to provide the necessary room to encourage the students’ own sense of responsibility and initiative in solving existing challenges by setting relevant tasks, where they have to find their own solutions and decisions.

Personal & social skills

Our aim is to encourage individual young people in their self-assessment, social skills and shared responsibility for the community and nature.