the venue

Nestled in pristine nature...

…in a secluded corner of Bavaria, Nature Community will open its doors to 800 participants for the 2023 European Ecovillage Gathering, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate together! The Gathering will be infused with Nature Community’s core values of love, trust and cooperation: values that now call to be cultivated more than ever to confront the multiple planetary crises we face. 


Nature Community has transformed a former holiday village in the traditional Bavarian style into a vibrant community, seminar centre and guesthouse, with a beautiful wellness area, which will be available to participants during the event. The Gathering will be held across its modern yet cosy facilities and beautiful outdoor spaces.


Nature Community was conceived as a place where people jointly live and work in connection with humans, animals, and the natural world. Through communal living, their vision is to make a significant contribution to the development of a world in which all beings live in peace, trust, freedom, joy and connection.

Since 2016, Nature Community has succeeded in making its mark in the region, bringing new inhabitants and a vibrant cultural programme to the local area, as well as a commitment to regional and international networking. It’s the perfect place to discover how ecovillages can make a profound impact, both in their local context and beyond.

food for people and planet

At the Gathering, we will enjoy three delicious meals a day from Nature Community’s 100% vegan kitchen. Food that cares for people and the planet is central to the values of our hosting ecovillage, and the team is experienced in whipping up delicious creations from organic and largely regionally sourced goods. There will also be on-site cafes and bars selling beverages and snacks.


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the area

Nature Community is located in Schönsee, in the Upper Palatinate Forest Nature Park at an altitude of 700 m, 6 km from the Czech border. It is a paradise of unspoiled nature and culture, ripe for exploration: from deep forests to shimmering lakes and magnificent castles, why not take time to discover the region before and after the Gathering? 

Getting there

For details on how to arrive to Nature Community, visit their travel page. Upon registration, you will also receive a link to a Telegram group which includes a ride-share channel.