Over the last 20 years this estate in the middle of Aukrug National Park has been the hub of product design specialising in tableware and lifestyle culture. Creativity has room to breathe and prosper in this happy community.

“Creative Play” is the theme of our weekend workshops.  Each workshop is hosted by artists who will stimulate you with new approaches and techniques and teach you to express your own creativity.

You can enjoy the workshops with complete peace of mind by taking advantage of our comfortable accommodation on site.

Upcoming Workshops and events

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Colour Secrets with Ute Seifert

Fantastic Figures in Bronze with Amir Omerovicz

JUST COME

….in the middle of the village of Meezen, between lakes and forest, you will find WERKGUT. Its home is a large wealthy farming estate built in 1902. From the 1970s it was run as a pony farm, where innumerable children spent their summer holidays.

Mikaela Dörfel bought the estate in 2000. She designs tableware products for well known international brands, who appreciate her sensitive sculptural approach, her love of detail and her wealth of innovative ideas. These qualities have shaped WERKGUT and make it welcoming and inspiring, allowing you to let go of everyday worries and concentrate on being creative together.

WERKGUT can offer you a selection of 3 studios and 6 bedrooms as well as a cosy communal kitchen and living room. If you would like to organise a party, we can expand into a large stable hall, a southwest-facing terrace and a beautiful front yard.

Next to WERKGUT, we can offer you STALLGUT, which is a horsemanship and horsetraining course run by Mikaela’s daughter, Joey Carlotta. As of 2021, she will also be offering courses on Horse Osteopathy.

Horseback trekkers are very welcome. See www.stallgut.eu

 

CREATE MAKE ENJOY

Studio or/and Classroom

The classroom can seat 10 people and is equipped with an overhead projector and screen.

Price atelier seminar room with screen and projector on request.

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Studio LOFT

The high ceilings and skylights invite you to paint, do life drawing, dance or meditate.

You can book additional rooms LOTTA, ALMA and EDDA. Together with LOFT, they can form one self-contained holiday flat or space for private creative workshops

Price atelier LOFT with screen and projector on request.

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Large Studio ALTE DIELE

In the heart of our Farm is this large double-height Studio, the former Hall, with its modern open staircase. It’s furnished with artwork and work benches, ready for you to be creative.

Price atelier Alte Diele with workbenches (empty if required) on request.

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JUST LET GO

Stay in the Estate during your creative workshops and choose one of our rooms:

LOTTA

Romantic room under the eaves with double bed (1.40m) in blue and white. Large shared bathroom with bath and shower.

Book LOTTA, ALMA, EDDA and LOFT together for a large holiday flat.

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ALMA

Room with double bed (1.40m) and morning sun. Decorated in grey and white. Large shared bathroom with bath and shower.

Book LOTTA, ALMA, EDDA and LOFT together for a large holiday flat.

 

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EDDA

Large room with double bed (1.80m), which can also be remodelled as a twin bed, decorated in light green and white. Large shared bathroom with bath and shower.

Book LOTTA, ALMA, EDDA and LOFT together for a large holiday flat.

 

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GRETA in the west wing

Generous south-facing room with wide comfortable sofa-bed. TV. Large shared bathroom with bath and shower.

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TOMMA in the west wing

Beautiful double bedroom with 1.60m wide bed, lots of wardrobe space and evening sun. Large shared bathroom with bath and shower.

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SMILLA in the west wing

Large comfortable room with double bed (1.40m), large stylish desk and art pieces. Large shared bathroom with bath and shower.

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