Children are curious; they take an unbiased look at the world and have a thirst for knowledge. Burg Hohenfels, located in the heart of a natural landscape, offers the children a feeling of security, calmness, and in addition, countless possibilities for discovering and experiencing the world around them in a playful and natural way. The direct proximity of the countryside and its plant and animal life facilitate learning, and the children very much enjoy the project work. They learn about their living environment, for instance, in their historical project work on the "Stone Age", in an agricultural project, or during the so-called "Intensive Days" that focus on the subject of "Energy". An important aspect in their learning experience is also being together with others of the same age. Whether they are playing, learning or carrying out their daily duties together, they are not on their own but sharing all this together with their friends. And this is much more fun than doing it alone!
Internationality, support for talented children and mentoring care are key elements in the educational concept at Hohenfels. An education within an international community that fulfils the immediate, individual needs and abilities makes Hohenfels a counter-model to the conventional school.