Our Website in all languages

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Olli (Oliver Korsten) and I have been thinking lately about making our website eurowoche.org more international. I tinkered for some time and made a French version. The translations were created with the help of Google translator, without guarantee of correctness. … Continued

Hella Heynmöller

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Hella Heynmöller (left) founded the European Youth Weeks at Ludwigstein Castle in 1953 to encourage international understanding. Throughout her life, Hella Heynmöller stood up for peace in Europe. In her honor, the town of Gudensberg in Hesse named a street … Continued

European youthweek light

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We are happy to be able to celebrate a European youthweek light this year despite the ongoing corona pandemic! We have guests from Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, France, Ukraine and Germany. Through our friends from Ukraine we are especially painfully … Continued

EUROWOCHE LIGHT

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So save the date and stay tuned! Even though the Eurowoche has been cancelled this year, we don’t have to live without it completly! From 29.07. – 02.08.22 the Eurowoche Light will take place! We are planning a smaller Eurowoche … Continued

War in Ukraine

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The terrible events in Ukraine show us how important international understanding in Europe is. We would like to come together with you and share the different cultures and customs in Europe and build cross-border friendships. Unfortunately, the corona pandemic is … Continued

Hope for Peace!

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The ,Arbeitskreis Europäische Jugendwochen auf Burg Ludwigstein e. V.‘ was founded over 60 years ago to encourage young people from different countries to get to know each other. Only through a mutual understanding of the different cultures can cross-border friendships … Continued

Benjamin at Burg Ludwigstein

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Benjamin arrives at Ludwigstein Castle just in time for Christmas Day. Together with his friends he celebrates the big feast. They eat the leftovers from the Yule Log, drink a cup of the Feuerzangenbowle and give each other their christmas … Continued

Benjamin in Nice

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Benjamin visits Emma in Nice for the last Sunday of Advent. Emma’s family is German-French, so they like to mix traditions from both countries. Benjamin thinks that is particularly cool because it enables him to get to know other traditions … Continued

Benjamin in Darmstadt, Germany

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This week Benjamin travels back to Germany. He visits Annika in Darmstadt.Benjamin excitedly tells Annika about all his experiences in Denmark and Great Britain. When Benjamin has finished, Annika remembers that she has not yet opened her Advent calendar for … Continued

Benjamin in England

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Benjamin travels to his friends Daniel and Christian for the next Sunday in Advent. The two actually live together in Munich, but flew to Daniel’s family in Burton-upon-Trent for the Christmas season. Christian, Daniel and the family are still decorating … Continued

Donkey Benni in Denmark

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Christmas time is the highlight of the year for the donkey called Benjamin. Every year he and his friend visit the Ludwigstein castle to see the Christmas market. Because the market has to be cancelled this year, Benjamin has come … Continued

Hexe’s workshop

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Unfortunately, Hexe’s workshop had to be cancelled during the digital european youthweek. But now you can look forward to an exciting and delicious cooking video! On Thursday, Hexe will be showing you how to cook delicious Popcornfalafel! So that you … Continued

Euroweek 2019

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Even though 2019 was two years ago unfortunately it was the last Eurowoche we had so far. But this year we will present you another fun digital Eurowoche!So stay tuned and Viva Europa! In 2019 we welcomed groups from Belgium/Schoten, … Continued

Euroweek 2018

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These pictures are from 2018. The 60th Eurowoche was a really special one for all of us! In 2018 we welcomed groups from Estonia/Tallinn, Poland/Koscierzyna, Belarus/Minsk and Scotland/Edinburgh.

Euroweek 2017

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These pictures are from 2017. Have you been at this Eurowoche? In 2017 we welcomed groups from Hungary/Werischwar, Turkey/Merzifon, Latvia/Sigulda and the Netherlands/Nijmegen.

Workshops

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This year we organised some very cool workshops for the european youthweek! .If you want to join one workshop (or more) please send us an e-mail..Viva Europa!

Euroweek 2013

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These pictures are from 2013. During the “Eurokirmes” the yard is full of life and we love it!!! In 2013 we welcomed groups from France/Toulouse, Finland/Jakobstad, Hungary/Csongrad and Czech Republic/Chrast.

Euroweek 2009 and 2010

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These pictures are from 2009 and 2010. Those colorful pictures represent the Eurowoche quite well. In 2009 we welcomed groups from Spain (Basque Country)/Donostia (San Sebastian), Israel/Ness-Ziona, Slovak Republik/Prešov and Bulgaria/Sevlievo. And in 2010 we welcomed Georgia/Tbilisi, Poland/Bielsko Biala, The … Continued

Euroweek 2007 and 2008

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These pictures are from 2007 and 2008.A last rehearsel at the yard and some excitement before a performance. In 2007 we welcomed groups from the Netherlands/Nijmegen, Slovakia/Snina and Macedonia/Ohrid.And in 2008 we welcomed Latvia/Sigulda, Mexico/Puebla, Pue Mexico, Greece/Thessaloniki and Bulgaria/Ruse.

Eurowoche goes digital 2.0

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Digital Euro Week 2020 and 2021 For a little more than a year, the corona pandemic determines public life. City centers are empty, restaurants can no longer be visited, museums are closed. The event sector is particularly affected. Only ghost … Continued

Euroweek 2005 and 2006

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These pictures are from 2005 and 2006.More impressions of the life at the Eurowoche. In 2005 we welcomed groups from Russia/Perm, Croatia/Split, Turkey/Istanbul and Germany/Dorndorf.And in 2006 we welcomed Spain/Granada, France/Toulouse, Scotland/Edinburgh and delegations from Latvia/Sigulda, Denmark/Kopenhagen, Poland/Koscierzyna and Czech … Continued

Euroweek 2003 and 2004

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Some more cool pictures from the years 2003 and 2004. In 2003 we welcomed groups from Bulgaria/Rousse, Sweden/Dalarna and Spain (Basque)/Arantzazu. And in 2004 we welcomed Italy/Naso/Messina, Denmark/Kopenhagen, Romania/Lugoj and Serbia/Zemum/Belgrad.

Euroweek 2001 and 2002

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These pictures are from 2001 and 2002. The yard with the old tools looks so peaceful. What workshops do you used to participate at? In 2001 we welcomed groups from France/Toulouse, Poland/Kościerzyna and Macedonia/Ohrid. And in 2002 we welcomed Latvia/Sigulda, … Continued

Euroweek 1999 and 2000

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These pictures are from 1999 and 2000.Some pictures of a nice show of the group from Spain. The last picture is, as you can see, from the closing ceremony 2000.In 1999 we welcomed groups from Spain/Granada and Latvia/Sigulda.And in 2000 … Continued

Euroweek 1995 and 1996

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These pictures are from 1995 and 1996.What do you think about these pictures? The foggy waking up scene looks quite scary. In 1995 we welcomed groups from Hungary/Gyöngyös, Spain/Burgos and Greece/Alexandria. And in 1996 we welcomed France/Toulouse, Scotland/Edinburgh, Denmark (Fyn)/Odense … Continued

Euroweek 1993 and 1994

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These pictures are from 1993 and 1994.Some great dance performances! In 1993 we welcomed groups from Denmark/Odense (Fünen), Czech Republik/Prag, Ukraine/Lviv (Lemberg) and Latvia/Riga. And in 1994 we welcomed Belgium/Westerlo, Belarus/Minsk, Macedonia/Ohrid and Latvia/Sigulda.

Euroweek 1991 and 1992

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These picuteres are from 1991 and 1992.Some more pictures of the yard, the olympic games and of some dancing. In 1990 Fritz Lenz founded the dance group “Die Ludwigsteiner”. He encouraged many young and young at heart members of the … Continued

Euroweek 1989 and 1990

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These pictures are from 1989 and 1990. Here you can see a german group from Erbach. Also the skirts on the last picture are super impressive! In 1989 we welcomed groups from former Yugoslavia/Velica Gorica, Spain (Basque)/San Sebastian, Portugal/Arcozelo and … Continued

Euroweek 1987 and 1988

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These pictures are from 1987 and 1988. Another picture of the life at the castle and some girls getting ready for a perfomance. In 1987 we welcomed groups from Poland/Koscierzyna, Greece/Thessaloniki, Hungary/Szigetujfalu, former Czechoslovakia/Bojkovice and Germany/Cölbe. And in 1988 we … Continued

Euroweek 1986

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In 1986 we welcomed groups from Hungary/Werischwar, France/Toulouse, Poland/Rzeszow, Norway/Larvik, Germany/Marburg and Germany/Fürstenhagen. Some more pictures of people singing and dancing together.

Euroweek 1980

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Especially in times of social distancing it is nice to see so many happy people, eating together. These pictures are from 1980. In this year we welcomed groups from former Yugoslavia/Skopje, Belgium/Hasselt, France/Toulouse, Poland/Lublin, Italy/Bergamo and Germany/Hessisch Lichtenau.

Euroweek 1978 and 1979

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Good, that the pictures from 1978 and 1979 are in colour now, otherwise we couldn’t see the beautiful and colourful dresses! In 1978 we welcomed groups from Ireland/Dublin, France/Toulouse, Poland/Lublin, Finland/Varkaus and Germany/Cölbe. And in 1979 groups from former Yugoslavia/Skopje, … Continued

Euroweek 1971 and 1972

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On the first picture you can see our founder Hella Heynmöller with the groupleaders from 1972 which came with their groups from Belgium/Nederokkerzeel, Poland/Krakau, Romania/Bukarest, Sweden/Gällivare and Germany/Erbach. In 1971 we welcomed groups from France/Toulouse, Finland/Varkaus, Great Britain/Birmingham, former Yugoslavia/Zagreb, … Continued

Euroweek 1968 and 1969

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These pictures are from 1968 and 1969! In 1968 we welcomed groups from Sweden/Fagersta, former Czechoslovakia/Melnik, France/St. Nazaire, Portugal/Afife, Great Britain/Birmingham, Hungary/Varpoalota and Germany/Besse. And in 1969 groups from former Czechoslovakia/Breclav, France/Marseille, former Yugoslavia/Zagreb, Belgium/Nederokkerzeel, Great Britain/Birmingham and Germany Kirchhain-Betziesdorf.

Euroweek 1963 and 1964

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First pictures in colour! These pictures are from 1963 and 1964. In 1963 we had our 10th anniversary! In 1963 we welcomed groups from Belgium/Hasselt, Great Britain/Ailesbury, Belgium/Antwerp, France/Nimes, France/Toulouse and Finland/Varkaus.And in 1964 groups from Finland/Varkaus, Belgium/Antwerp, France/Marseille, the … Continued