Your Retreat in the Teutoburg Forest
Right in the heart of the “healing garden” Teutoburg Forest, you find Villa Welschen embedded in a natural, picturesque landscape. Far away from daily hectic, it is an attractive backdrop for retreats, where you can get away from stress, focus on your health and fitness.
Villa Welschen is a house for communication, teaching and learning, recreation, meditation, for motion and emotion, for well-being. At the same time it is the perfect starting point for activities and excursions, with some of the best hiking and biking trails of the region, with Europes largest gliding airfield, about 20 golf courses, a forest-open-air pool and a wide range of sports facilities nearby.
The Idea of Villa Welschen
Villa Welschen is the home of the Institute for Education, Culture and Health which has developed out of the Institute of Education St. Hedwigshaus (www.st-hedwigshaus.de). It combines the experience of 50 years of national and international work with new concepts of communication and health requirements.
The unique concept of Villa Welschen offers the backdrop where you can either rely on our network of experts to custom-make a program for you. Or you develop your own program and bring in your own trainers, guides and experts. Or everything in between.
The Profile of Villa Welschen
In Villa Welschen, education, culture and health are inseparably linked and supported by a network of experts. We offer health courses like prevention training, healthy nutrition , wellness-, relaxation- and activity programs, a lot of it supported by health insurances.
Our offers for companies include training in the fields of retention management, communication training and diversity management. All of it complemented by a wide range of attractive tourism and leisure programs.
We welcome groups like sports teams, orchestras, dancing groups for training and workshops, and we can also offer attractive packages for golfers, riders and flying enthusiasts. Historians and art enthusiats will find interesting research subjects of different eras nearby.
Besides, Villa Welschen is open as a hotel, for conventions and festivities.
Facilities at Villa Welschen
As a former health centre, Villa Welschen offers the conditions for health improving and preventive measures as well as for training courses and workshops of all kind.
The wide choice of rooms in different sizes and equipment, including a light-flooded multifuncional room seating up to 70 people, permits flexibility for meetings, discussions, team work and forums. Our cooperation with artists ensures a cultivated, inspiring atmosphere in our house.
The guest rooms are spacious and comfortable with their own bathroom and toilet. For your health program there are well equipped rooms for massage treatments, physiotherapy, a sauna and a pool for aqua gym in the health department. A cosmetic studio offers professional treatments.
Select your own retreat from a variety of resting places in and around the house. Enjoy our full board restaurant with a wide range of local specialities and its ability to adopt to any dietary requirements, our café with its tempting cakes and our quiet bar for nightcaps and informal get-togethers.
The City of Oerlinghausen
Oerlinghausen, the “mountain town” in the countryside but near to the big city of Bielefeld, with the cities of Detmold, Paderborn and Gütersloh a short drive away, has retained its endearing, original face: The old town is worth seeing with its historic, elegant townhouses and rubble stone buildings and keeps record of the interesting economic and social development. Incomparable sights to the mountain ranges of the Lippe region, the romantic “Tweten” – the steep and narrow stairways, fringed by herb-speckled rubble walls and hedges, connect the streets in the old town and with their name indicate their former use in the economic history of Oerlinghausen.