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Hofgut Hafnerleiten

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Bad Birnbach 84364, Germany

“A very special piece on earth, with exceptionally dedicated people. Meetings in such an environment are fun and create good results.” Georg Schneider


Only a 1/2 hour drive from Passau, you will find the Hofgut Hafnerleiten - a very special place for meetings and events in Bavaria, Germany, a paradise for architecture and nature lovers.

For meetings and seminars, the Hofgut Hafnerleiten offers special powerful places for a relaxed and creative working. The 'Think-Bar' in the main house (max. 12 persons) and the 'Fountain House' (max. 20 persons) with an integrated coffee and cooking school allow uninterrupted working in a private atmosphere.

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  • Unique location for conferences, meetings, events & creative seminars in Bavaria, Germany
  • For groups up to 12 or 20 people
  • Special power places for a relaxed and creative working
  • Special meeting packages
  • Personal and professional service
  • Teambuilding measures & team events such as barista seminars, Mediterranean cooking classes & grilling at the fire ring
Green Pearls® Score for Hofgut Hafnerleiten

environmental protection

being local - authentic experiences

giving back

cultural commitment

Hofgut Hafnerleiten, Sitzecke

Rooms & Amenities

  • Themed Houses (open room concept) & Pond Suites
  • approx. 40–45 sqm incl. bedroom, living room & bathroom
  • boat house, meadow house, hillside house, garden house, water house, tree house, terrace house & pond suites


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Erwin Rückerl und Anja Horn-Rückerl

History of Hofgut Hafnerleiten

„For us, luxury means closeness to nature, rest and time. Hence, our guests live in their own small house between ponds and trees.“

Hofgut Hafnerleiten in the middle of the Bavarian nature in Germany exists since 2013 in its current form. In 1999, the professional chef and today’s landlord Erwin Rückerl opened the first cooking school in Lower Bavaria, after he discovered his love for Mediterranean cuisine in Sardinia.

In the following years, Erwin Rückerl and his wife Anja Horn-Rückerl, the good soul of the house, refined the original concept of the cooking school in South-East of Germany, whilst laying a focus on the relationship with nature and extended the existing section of culinary with the section of living.

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Conferencing Possibilities

The ‘Think-Bar’ and the ‘Fountain House’ invite you to a relaxed and creative working in a private atmosphere.

‘Think-Bar’ (max. 12 people)

Possibility to hold a meeting or seminar on one big table

‘Fountain House’ (max. 20 people)

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Green Initiatives

  • Architecture & Design
  • Energy & Water Management
  • Waste Management
  • Food
  • Radiation-Free

Architecture & Design

  • During the planning period of the house, they worked closely together with landscape architects to guarantee the conjunction with architecture and nature.
  • The construction methods of the houses were adapted individually to the surrounding nature and the scenery.
  • For the construction and the interior as well as exterior design of the single houses, there is a focus on natural materials and an environmentally appropriate construction method.
  • Wild hedges, a meadow with scattered fruit trees and poor grasslands were created as well as several ponds were (different kinds of carp, pond shells, bitterlings, common rudds, crayfish etc.). A small, natural tree group with birches and alders has formed itself.

Energy & Water Management

  • Water management: own well that is 90 meters deep for drinking water.
  • Water treatment: wastewater is purified in the own membrane plant and is further used for lavatory flush and watering the garden.
  • The own well feeds the ponds.

Waste Management

  • Avoidance of waste during purchase, outer packaging is taken back by the distributor when possible. Reusable packaging is preferred. Waste separation can be found everywhere.
  • E.g. kitchen: compostable waste is brought to the own compost, food (noodles, bread, rice ,etc.) are given to the chickens. Everything else is added to the organic waste collection bin.
  • e.g. rooms: hand wash and bath additives in large packages, as well as handmade soap are available
  • e.g. service: cloth napkins instead of paper napkins, service plates instead of lots of table linen
  • Instruction and education of employees
  • Recycling depot: paper, glass, recyclables, etc.


  • Own garden (fruit, herbs, vegetables, nuts) that are used in the kitchen
  • Always on the lookout for regional producers.
  • Currently, Hofgut Hafnerleiten is supplied with goat cheese, fruit brandy, juices and lamb by small manufacturers from the neighbourhood.
  • Delivery of food is combined. Only a few main suppliers for the whole purchase that minimizes weekly deliveries.


  • The hosts Erwin and Anja Rückerl focus on a vacation without electric smog and offer the first radiation-free vacation home in Germany.
  • The slope house was measured in all four levels of the electromagnetic field and received the high-class seal EMF “green electromagnetic”.
  • The focus is particularly on a detailed measurement around the bed area to allow a deep and stress free sleep.