Nchste Seminartermine

03.06. 10.06.16
SchulBrcke Weimar
(Kooperationsveranstaltung mit internationalen Gymnasien)

03.06. - 04.06.16
Was vom Osten brig blieb. DDR-Geschichte im Seminarfach, Teil 2
Seminar fr Gymnasiast*innen aus Thringen, die im Schuljahr 2015/2016 die 11. Klasse besuchen

06.06. - 08.06.16
Projekttage zur SED-Diktatur
Seminar fr Gymnasiast*innen (Kooperationsveranstaltung)

Welcome to the European Youth Education and Meeting Centre in Weimar (EJBW)

The EJBW was founded in 1999 as an international institution and meeting centre for the education of children and young people as well as for teachers and educators from throughout Europe and beyond. We offer a varied programme of activities for political, cultural, international and intercultural education. As a meeting place, the EJBW also provides attractive facilities including overnight accommodation and spaces for holding events and conferences. We look forward to your visit!

Learning through meeting

Weimar, with its many historical and contemporary references, is a place one can learn from and is a central aspect of all our educational activities at the EJBW. We see ourselves as a place in which children and young people from different regions and countries can come together to learn with one another and from one another. International and intercultural groups are accordingly a central aspect of our work. In our seminars, projects and international workshops we examine key issues relating to democracy such as how democratic processes can be promoted in politics, society and everyday life and how these are threatened or in danger of being undermined.

Learning with concept

We organise projects and events on the following topics in accordance with your specific requirements:

  • European dictatorships and movements for democracy
  • European politics and culture
  • Youth scenes and youth cultures in Europe
  • International issues: human rights, globalisation, sustainability
  • Democratic culture in the European context
  • Weimar Classics and cultural history
  • Intercultural learning and social commitment

For specific examples of our activities, see our events and projects flyers as well as our annual programme of events on our homepage.

Meet and study in a relaxed environment

The EJBW offers ample space for concentrated work, for recreation and relaxation. Our facilities include:

  • 134 beds in single, two and three bed rooms with shower and toilet
  • 15 modern, fully-equipped seminar rooms
    (ranging from a conservatory for 4 people to a cultural room for 80 people)
  • a video and recording studio as well as a computer room
  • two internet terminals
  • an elegant fireside room
  • sports facilities and playground


The Reithaus, a former riding hall in the heart of the Park an der Ilm World Heritage Site, is an ideal venue for conferences and meetings of between 80 and 400 people. The Reithaus also contains a video and recording studio as well as several seminar rooms. Facilities include modern sound equipment, staging and exhibition facilities as well as mobile simultaneous translation equipment and wireless internet.

Our in-house kitchen prepares four meals a day with a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian, regional and international cuisine. Our kitchen can also prepare packed lunches and provides an event catering service.

Open for your ideas

The EJBW not only offers an extensive programme of its own activities but is also
available as a guest house and conference venue for groups and private initiatives. In addition to the historical villa, modern seminar rooms and overnight accommodation provide an ideal environment for events, meetings and conferences of all kinds. The EJBW can also be booked for overnight accommodation only. We will gladly assist youth groups and school classes in finding relevant tourism activities in and around Weimar.

The German national newspaper DIE ZEIT described the combination of historical villas and Bauhaus-inspired architecture as a highlight of modern architecture in Germany. Others have commended our facilities as exhibiting an architectural clarity seldom seen in Weimar since Gropius times. With four lodges in the gardens, the historic Reithaus and the Jugendstil villa, the EJBW provides a culturally-rich environment for meeting and studying. Visit us and see for yourselves!

Reaching us

Arrival by train: take bus no. 1 (direction: Ehringsdorf) from outside the railway station to the Goetheplatz change to bus no. 2 (direction: Bodelschwinghstrae) or bus no. 9 (direction: Senborn) and disembark at the bus stop Hellerweg / EJBW.

Arrival by car: From the A4 motorway take the exit to Apolda. Follow the B87 in the direction of Apolda until you reach the main traffic lights at Umpferstedt. Turn left towards Weimar on the B7 and follow the road into Weimar until you reach us on the Jenaer Strae.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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