Black Forest

Kirchzarten is a little town near Freiburg im Breisgau in the beautiful countryside of the Black Forest, in Germanys southwestern tri-border-region, nearby surrounded by a lot of attractions. A good start to explore the Black Forest region is www.blackforest-tourism.com/discovery.

Our courses will take place at KURHAUS KIRCHZARTEN. Receive some impressions of the venue here (german).

See information about Kirchzarten and also accommodations (see below) on the site of the tourist information Dreisamtal www.dreisamtal.de (English language is supported), or write an e-mail to tourist-info@dreisamtal.de.


Kirchzarten venue:

Kurhaus Kirchzarten
Dietenbacher Straße 22
79199 Kirchzarten

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Via Airport Frankfurt (Germany)

There is a railway station at the airport. Take the train towards Basel. The train takes 2 hours and 5 minutes to the Freiburg – railway station. » DB-timetable (railway), or ask for a Pick Up Service.

Via Airport Zürich (Switzerland)

There is a railway station at the airport. Take the train towards Basel or Zürich City and than to Freiburg in Germany. The train takes 2 hours and 46 minutes or 2 hours and 14 minutes to the Freiburg – railway station. » SBB-timetable (railway), or ask for a Pick Up Service.

Via Airport Basel (Switzerland)

The airport has a Swiss and a French exit. Leave the baggage area via the exit marked France (do not take the one marked Switzerland). At the outside of the Airport building (French side) take the Bus to the Freiburg, Germany – railway station. The bus ride takes one hour. » Airport Bus-timetable (bus), or ask for a Pick Up Service.

At Freiburg, Germany

At Freiburg railway station take either a taxi (about 25,- EUR) or take the train to Kirchzarten towards Titisee or Seebrugg (usually platform 7), it is the third station. The ride takes about 12 minutes.
Important notice: Due to construction sites on the track from Freiburg to Kirchzarten, you have to use the rail replacement bus service from March 1st until October 31st, 2018. There are also direct busses to Kirchzarten available, usually on the hour and on the half hour. Please see the bus schedule here (from Freiburg ZOB to Kirchzarten Bahnhof).

At Kirchzarten

At Kirchzarten railway station you have the choice of a ten-minute walk to Kurhaus Kirchzarten or taking a taxi.

By Car

Coming from Autobahn No. 5, exit at “Freiburg-Mitte”. Follow the road signs leading to Donaueschingen / Titisee-Neustadt. Kirchzarten is located on that route approx. twelve kilometers east of Freiburg. Signs will direct you to the Kurhaus, which is located opposite the public swimming bath.  » Google Maps Routplaner

Rideshare opportunities

If you’re offering a rideshare opportunity, please tell us at your registration. If you’re looking for a rideshare opportunity, please find it on the link below (website in German).

Recorded rideshare opportunities


You need help with the search for accommodation? For this we ask you to apply to the Tourist-Info Dreisamtal. Please consider to specify the kind of accommodation, for example hotel, pension, holiday flat, camping etc.

Email to: tourist-info@dreisamtal.de

Accomodation (Unterkünfte) on the website of the Tourist-Info Dreisamtal:
Hauptstraße 24
D-79199 Kirchzarten
Tel +49(0)7661 / 90 79 80
Fax: +49(0)7661 / 90 79 89

There is also a camping place next to the Kurhaus, registration in advance is not necessary.


Tourist-Info Dreisamtal – Accomodations

Important information regarding our courses

Venue and overnight accommodation

You will find the exact venue in the registration confirmation which you will receive per mail after you have registered for a course. We reserve the right to change the venue subsequently.


At Kurhaus Kirchzarten, Dietenbacher Straße 22, you will find a drinking water fountain. Please bring a drinking vessel if you want to make use of this offer.

Please notice that our courses take place both at weekends and weekdays. If not stated otherwise, courses start at 10am on the first day (9am to 9.30am on the following days) and end between 5pm and 6pm, 4pm on the last day of the course. Exceptions will be stated in the respective course announcements (¸ see time schedule) and your registration confirmation/invoice.

Our education programme

Courses are the most common form of educational services. They take place in a limited space of time and concentrate on a specific topic, imparting basic information on that specific topic by using theoretical and practical approaches.
Workshops are educational events with a higher degree of practical relevance. They concentrate on the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience between the participants, mostly by means of exercises and experience reports. While giving impetus and imparting knowledge, the workshop instructor mostly acts as a facilitator.
The participants in our courses usually number between 10 and 30.
Major events are a special kind of course where the higher number of participants necessitates a higher degree of teacher-centered teaching. In our present programme this will probably concern courses held by Frank Kinslow, Richard Bartlett, Melissa Joy, William Bengston and Belinda Davidson.
Major events are events where the number of participants exceeds 80.
The duration of our courses and workshops varies between one and several days.
Usually, our courses are not connected with a formal degree.


Ordinarily, you can repeat courses which you have already participated in at half-price. However, some lecturers have different regulations. Please remember to state clearly that you are a repeater when registering for a course and to enclose proof of your former participation as otherwise we cannot grant you a possible reduction. Please bring your manual from the time you first took the course as repeaters will not receive any new course material!


After prior consultation with the course instructor, instructors are usually welcome to serve as assistants in courses for which they have a teaching licence. Please give us a call.

Courses held by English-speaking guest lecturers

Some courses marked (E/D) will be held in English and translated consecutively into German by experienced translators.

Bringing animals

We ask for your understanding that we can generally not allow pets in the classrooms due to allergy sufferers and those with phobias.

Free public transport with KONUS guest card

Overnight guests receive a so-called “Schwarzwald-Gästekarte“ with the KONUS symbol from their hosts. In connection with a valid official photo identity card, this guest card, which also grants reduced admission prices for numerous attractions situated in the Black Forest region, serves as a ticket for the 2nd class in all busses and trains of all nine transport associations of the holiday region Black Forest between Rhine and Neckar, Pforzheim and Waldshut, for the duration stated on the card. If you show your KONUS guest card when getting on a bus or train, you can enjoy a free ride for yourself and your co-vacationers on local public transport.
You can find the relevant transport associations, the detailed terms of use and suggested tours on the following homepage: http://www.konus-schwarzwald.info.


If you offer a lift, please indicate this on your registration form. If you are looking for an opportunity to get a lift, you can visit our website www.iak-freiburg.de or you can call us a week prior to the start of the course. If there is a carpooling offer, we will be glad to give you further information.

Video and audio recordings, photographing, mobile phones

In some courses we take photographs which we would like to use inter alia for course announcements and social media. Sometimes there are also video recordings which, however, exclusively serve the private purposes of the course instructors. We will, of course, respect your wish not to be photographed or filmed. In order to ensure this we do not grant our course participants the right to make any video or audio recordings or take any photographs in the course rooms.
Due to the feedback of a number of participants we would also ask you to switch your mobile phone off during the course and forego any acoustic signals or vibration alarms.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Lost property

Any lost property found in our course rooms will be retained for half a year.