Welcome to the hand herz seele Kreativ Retreat! This translates into hand heart & soul Creative Retreat.  My name is Cordula and I am the founder of hand herz seele.

hand herz seele runs retreats and workshops in Germany. Inspiring teachers, beautiful locations and a very special creative atmosphere make for a wonderful time to relax and learn. While most of the retreats are fibre related and revolve around knitting, spinning and dyeing, my mission is to offer opportunities to explore all things creative.

Most of the workshops and retreats are held with German as the main language. However, there’s always a few events that are specifically taught in English. You can find a list of these events here on this page. All information about those English language events will be given in English on the linked pages.

Of course, you are also very welcome to attend the German language events even if German is not your mother tongue. Especially the retreats which are centered around the exploration of creativity without formal workshops (like Wolle & Meer) might be the perfect place to get to know the German creative scene, relax and practice your German at the same time.

I would love to welcome you to beautiful Germany one day for a creative retreat!


Upcoming retreats and workshops in English

The Ziggurat Knitting Retreat 2020 is on its way! Let’s meet for some Ziggurat knitting fun with Åsa Tricosa! From June 18th to June 21st 2020 we will gather in a picturesque former train station, Bahnhof Hohenstein, which has been transformed into a luxurious retreat space. Expect four relaxed days full of knitting, delicious food and good company! (currently booked out, waiting list only)


Who doesn’t love to knit beautiful shawls? The Mairlynd Knitting Retreat 2020 is your chance to spend four relaxed days with German knitting designer Melanie Berg. Our home from August 27th to August 30th 2020 will be the charming former train station Bahnhof Hohenstein, which has been transformed into a luxurious retreat space. There will be inspiring knitting, lots of good company and yummy food!


08.-13. December 2020 Ziggurat Winter Retreat in the Mosel valley with Åsa Tricosa (TBA)