Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: adrenalin kick in the Hunsrück


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A thirst for adventure and an adrenaline rush: management training in the flight simulator of a Boeing 737-800, a high ropes course and a 350-meter long suspension bridge over an 100 meter deep gorge - all this and more is provided by the Hunsrück. That even attracted Federal Minister Jula Klöckner.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück


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Outdoor and adventure

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You can already feel the adrenalin in your blood when you see it for the first time: in the middle of the Hunsrück hovers the suspension bridge Geierlay, built on the model of Nepalese suspension rope bridges, in a hundred meters above a densely forested Bachtal between the villages Mörsdorf and Sosberg.

The 360 meter long bridge got its name "Geierlay" in an open citizen competition. Geierslay is the name of an old parcel over which the bridge leads. The view from the bridge and, above all, the feeling of having made it over there are indescribable.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Adrenalin rush on the suspension bridge

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Because you have to be brave if you want to completely overcome them. Especially when there is a lot of activity, it can be a bit wobbly. But the impression is misleading: The bridge carries a weight of around 50 tons, which is equivalent to about 600 persons with an average weight of 80 kg.

The bridge, which hangs from four 40 mm thick suspension ropes, is covered with a 6 cm thick coating of local Douglas fir and was realized by the experienced Swiss specialist CrestaGeo.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Costs

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By the way, 700 Meter has the opportunity to get in the mood for the experience: that's how long the path from the parking lot in Mörsdorf to the bridge is. In Mörsdorf is also a visitor center with restaurants and toilets, the community Mörsdorf raises moderate parking fees to cover the running costs.

The costs of around 1,2 million euros were largely financed with 700.000 Euro subsidies from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the European funding program LEADER. Around 100.000 Euro come from the surrounding communities and the Verbandsgemeinde Kastellaun. The remaining costs are borne by the municipality of Mörsdorf.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

The bridge construction

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The planning of the bridge structure was in the hands of the engineer Hans Pfaffen, who has already implemented some such structures in the Swiss Alps, but none of them in this size. The building took 130 days. Incidentally, a visitor center was built in the village of Mörsdorf, which houses not only an information terminal but also a restaurant.

Since its opening on the 3. October 2015 I wanted to go here. Unfortunately, Mörsdorf is not yet fully connected to public transport, which is why a visit was only possible as part of a press trip. In general, the Hunsrück is still a bit in the tourist slumber.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Internationally known film epic: "Heimat" by Edgar Reitz

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The region is little known in Germany - "Hunsrück, where is that?" I hear more often. Yet filmmaker Edgar Reitz has set a cinematic memorial with "Heimat": the epic television series in three seasons, each with six parts of two hours each.

She started in the 80ern and found her peak 2013 in the multi-award-winning feature film "The Other Home". The series also attracted a great deal of international attention, but this has hardly been reflected in tourism.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Hiking in the Hunsrück

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Nevertheless, the Hunsrück has a lot to offer: hiking, for example, can be excellently enjoyed in narrow, rocky gorges, dense forests and on sunny high plateaus. The 13 KM long dream loop Masdascher Burgherrenweg has just been turned into the most beautiful hiking trail in Germany by 24.000 hikers.

The Geierlay Bridge is also to be found on various hiking trails, linked to the stages 19 (Blankenrath-Mittelstrimmig-Mörsdorf) and 20 (Mörsdorf - Kastellaun) of the premium long-distance hiking trail Saar-Hunsrück-Steigs, which runs on 410 kilometers of Perl on the Mosel, Trier and Boppard on the Rhine connects.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Medieval Town: Kastellaun

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Kastellaun surprised me positively: Already in the early 13. The town and castle were first mentioned in a document in the 19th century, today schist, quarrystone and half-timbered coins mark the very beautiful image of the old town. In the middle of the city rises on steep rock, the medieval castle ruins.

The oldest building is the Protestant church, it was built between 1318 and 1353 / 54 and was preserved during the destruction of Kastellaun in the Palatinate War of Succession 1689. Particularly worth seeing in the church are the stone carved grave slabs, reminiscent of the Sponheim Count Simon II, his wife and one of their sons.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Mix of tradition and modernity

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The story of the Jewish community with its own cemetery and the synagogue dating back to 1938 is exciting. The well-known linguist Heinrich Friedrich Zimmer (1851-1910) comes from Kastellaun.

The castle town also offers an interesting mix of traditional and modern, such as the museum and cafe in the house Maull, a building from the year 1755. The museum Original furniture, objects and curious objects from the everyday history of the city, gathered by dedicated citizens.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Hospitality

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The very originally furnished cafe offers vegan and regional cuisine with home-baked breads and freshly made spreads. Thumbs up for this modern gastronomy concept.

Highly recommended is the Old City Gate, which offers a very nice ambience with its historic building. Among the soups, fish and Fleichgerischte, regional cuisine and vegetarian food should actually find the right dish. By the way, the catacombs in the cellar, which also served as shelter bunkers during World War II, are worth seeing.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Conference hotel with adrenalin kick

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Back to adrenaline kick. BurgstadtHotel is included: The 59 room hotel, including 24 single rooms, is the ideal place for adventurous meetings, teambuilding and management trainings.

And not just because of the nearby Geierlay Bridge or the impressive high-ceiling garden, which is almost directly behind the house.

Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück Management training and recruiting via flight simulator and suspension bridge: Adrenaline kick in Hunsrück

Management training in the flight simulator

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In addition to the four meeting rooms to state-of-the-art technology and capacities up to 72 people, the BurgStadt hotel offers something quite unique: A Flight Simulation Center with Boeing 737 including full-size passenger cabin with 24 seats and check-in counters as well as a Cessna 172 simulator.

With his Company iTakeOff flight simulation, hotel owner Heiko Stemmler, himself aviator and graduate engineer, offers a variety of offers for companies such as team building, management seminars, recruiting test, flying fear seminars, flyer dinner as an incentive and much more. Even Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection or Lisa Fitz were already here.



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