The summer camp experience is a highly valuable part of many young people’s formative years and there are many amazing camps throughout the world delivering quality programs and care. Here at Germany For Kids we deliver every aspect of a summer camp to the highest level possible and all year! Continue reading Summer Camp : but better and all year
A hike to the lake.
Summer months are the best months, we all know that and our young guests too, there is so much to do around Schloss Leizen in the school holidays but one of the kids’ favourites is one of our simplest, a walk to the beach at our local lake. The journey is packed with fun and interesting places. Continue reading A hike to the lake.
Cycling adventures at Germany For Kids
Kids love bike-riding and the area immediately surrounding Schloss Leizen could not be better suited to cycling. Germany is famous for it’s segregated bike paths, allowing cyclists of all ages and abilities to travel to work or cycle for leisure along car-free routes that are sometimes more direct than roads themselves. Continue reading Cycling adventures at Germany For Kids
Schloss Leizen. The History of Germany For Kids’ home
We’ve learned a lot about the fascinating history of Germany For Kids’ location, so we thought we’d share it with you here.
Schloss Leizen as we see it today was built 119 years ago in 1898 however the site has been the seat of noble families for many centuries.
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Western Europe’s largest bear sanctuary : our neighbours
You can see from our logo and website that we love bears! So when we chose Schloss Leizen as the best possible location for Germany For Kids we were delighted to discover that nearby is this amazing bear sanctuary doing great work for these beautiful creatures. Continue reading Western Europe’s largest bear sanctuary : our neighbours
The Birds of Prey around Schloss Leizen
We see them soaring over Schloss Leizen, perched on trees and posts along the roadside and occasionally swooping for prey, but did you know the area around Germany For Kids is one of the best places in Northern Europe to spot eagles, hawks and falcons, known as “birds of prey”? Continue reading The Birds of Prey around Schloss Leizen
Megaliths and Dolmens : Ancient Monuments on our doorstep
Our region is well known for it’s more recent history, dukes, knights and nobles, it’s 2000 castles, manor houses and stately homes but it is also a very important area for these structures left by ancient tribes more than 5000 years ago, some just 500m from Schloss Leizen. Continue reading Megaliths and Dolmens : Ancient Monuments on our doorstep
Mecklenburg Karneval Pancakes : Regional and German produce
At this time of year people all over Germany are celebrating “Fasching” or “Karneval”. Children (and adults) take part in costume parties through the seven days leading up to Ash Wednesday. It is the same festival time made famous by celebrations in Rio de Janeiro and Venice, Italy.
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Our Forest : animals and activities
The home of Germany For Kids, Schloss Leizen sits in 50,000 square metres of forest and parklands. Our forest has two parts; the 300 year old trees of various species that form part of the original landscaping of the house grounds and Continue reading Our Forest : animals and activities
The local girl who became Queen of England
The region around Schloss Leizen is famous for its history of nobles; dukes, duchesses, princes and princesses. In fact there are over 2000 castles, stately homes and manor houses in Mecklenburg Vorpommern, of which our home, Schloss Leizen is one. In one such palace, only 17 miles from Germany For Kids, a girl was born and raised, who went on to become the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Continue reading The local girl who became Queen of England