Heessen Castle in situated on the Lippe river on the outskirts of the town of Hamm. Heessen is a district of the town Hamm in North-Rhine Westphalia, not far from the Ruhr metropolitan region. The former mining town Hamm is nowadays known for its varied cultural offers and many public green spaces, among them Maximilian Park with its glass elephant, one of the major landmarks of the city.
The spacious school premises of Heessen Castle combine tradition and modern comfort and offer our young guests not only a great variety of leisure time opportunities, but also a school canteen which is certified by
the German Nutrition Society. The surroundings of the former manor house feature lush green meadows, creeks lined with trees as well as a small island on the Lippe river. In addition to the Gothic, three-winged main building, the campus comprises a modern school building and the students' quarters.
Our students are accomodated on campus in twin bed rooms with shared facilities. 3 main meals and 2 snacks are provided in the school canteen which has been certified by the German Nutrition Society.
Manifold activities are offered on campus for our juniors in their leisure time:
Besides several interesting activities in the vicinity, e.g. the legendary Teutoburg Forest with the Hermannsdenkmal and the rock formation Externsteine, there are many attractive destinations in the region for our Saturday excursions, among them the metropolis Cologne, with the world famous cathedral “Kölner Dom” and one of the children’s all time favorites, the chocolate museum. Lake Moehne with its impressive dam and opportunities for water sports and a visit of the cycle city Muenster with its all-weather zoo give further opportunities for varied experiences during our students' stay.
We will gladly pick up our students from the closest railway station free of charge. The name of that station is Hamm (Westphalia).
If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for them for a fee. The only airport from and to which transfers can be arranged is Dusseldorf airport. Fees will be doubled for transfers on other days than the official days of arrival and departure.