What’s the “European Youth Week”?

The European Youth Week is a unique youth and folklore festival. Every summer, around 200 young people from at least four different European countries meet at Burg Ludwigstein to live together for one week and to work, sing and dance with each other. During their performances, the young people show wonderful folklore from their home countries. At workshops and various activities, they get closer. During the week, a big community is born – a European family.
It is the aim of the festival, founded by Hella Heynmöller in 1953, to bring together young people from Europe and the world so that they can get to know and understand each other and their culture. This is intended to contribute to the understanding of peoples and to peace in the world. The youth exchange is organized by the non-profit “Working Group European Youth Weeks Burg Ludwigstein e.V.”

Dates of the next Euroweeks:

27.07. – 04.08.2019
25.07. – 02.08.2020
24.07. – 01.08.2021