• Our Lumberjacks
  • A store in the forest
  • Free play in the mud
  • Making mud faces
  • Barefoot in the forest
  • Working with tools
  • A shelter
  • Observing
  • Concentrating
  • Creativity
  • A forest xylophone
  • Literacy
  • Working together as a group
  • Climbing
  • Experiencing the natural world
  • An autumn group activity
  • Preschool
  • Winter fun
  • Celebrating winter together
  • Outdoor Fireplace

Lumberjack Waldkindergarten


The Munich School Foundation Ernst v. Borries opened a bilingual, German-English forest kindergarten in September 2015. The school is located in Aubinger Lohe, in München-Lochhausen.

Nowadays it can be difficult for children to find the time-and even the space-to fulfill their natural urge to move while outdoors. Science has proven, however, that spending time in the nature and fresh air is imperative to our overall well-being and harmony. In the peace and quiet of the forest, children perceive themselves in the here and now. Through this, children learn how to concentrate better and learn how to deal better with stressful situations; they learn to connect informal free play with structured learning.

Our forest kindergarten has one group with a maximum of 20 places, accepting children from 3 years of age. The four person educational team is made up of three recognized kindergarten teachers assisted by a voluntary ecological year intern (Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr), a federal service volunteer (Bundesfreiwilligen) or an intern. In addition, the head of the forest kindergarten is an educated nature-and-outdoors education specialist.

Interested in our concept? Read about our educational approach and our daily activities: our pedagogical principles.

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