Finally Volkshochschule! Information for Course Start

Dear Participants

On the 1st of July we re-opened our courses and our Summer Volkshochschule will begin on 18th July.

Please note that despite the re-opening, not all courses will begin again on 1st July, this includes, for example, many language courses. You will be/have been personally informed regarding the (re-)start or cancellation of your booked courses.

It is of paramount importance to us, that you are able to learn together, safely and without worry in all of our buildings. For this reason we have a hygiene concept and some new rules, which we will lay out for you in detail here.

Stay healthy: our hygiene concept

The most important measures in order for us to learn together safely have been taken: You will learn in smaller groups and only in rooms in which a safety distance of 1.5m between participants can be kept and where ventilation is sufficient. Regular clearning of rooms, bathrooms and surfaces has been arranged. Also the format of courses and methodologies have been amended accordingly. 

In order to keep the risk of infection to a minimum, we are also reliant on your support: Please observe the hygiene regulations in all buildings and courses of the Volkshochschule. These regulations are based on the currently applied specifications as given by the responsible authorities and will be adapted to the current situation. Therefore there may be amendments to these regulations.

We will keep you informed of the up to date hygiene rules in our >> Hygiene Concept as well as via notices throughout our buildings. 

For your safety:  Registration requirement for all events

At present, all Münchner Volkshochschule events are only accessible via registration. These measures will help with contact tracing should we encounter an infection case.  We are legally obliged to pass on participant details to the Ministry of Health should we encounter such a case.

Registration is currently possible via telephone, in writing and online. From 1st September, registration in person at the registration offices in Gasteig, Einstein 28 as well as our offices throughout the city will also be possible. Unfortunately it is not possible to register directly with the teacher before the course, neither are entry tickets at the box office available. The purchase of tickets can be made up to one hour before the event either online (any time) or via telephone (within our usual opening hours),

Summer break, Summer fresh: Lecture Programme and Haus Buchenried

Our lecture programme will take a Summer break, beginning again in October with our Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 programme. Due to the current registration requirements, a visit or booking of events using the MVHS-Card is currently and also in Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 unfortunately not possible. We ask people in possession of an MVHS-Card from Spring/Summer 2020 for your patience, your MVHS-Card will be validated again, once the general registration rules are no longer necessary, earliest in Spring/Summer 2021.

Our seminars in Haus Buchenried will also be suspended until the beginning of October. However, from the beginning of July until the end of September you are invited to enjoy our programme „Summer Fresh on Lake Starnberg“ for a weekend or a week with bed and breakfast and an exciting programme in our seminar centre.

Learning at a distance: Online Courses of the MVHS

For those who would prefer to learn from the comfort of their own home, we are offering a variety of possibilities, from completely online courses to a blended-learning format, combining online with face-to-face learning. You can find our online programme on our website Our experts in the relevant departments will of course be happy to advise you over the phone.

Many of our face-to-face courses can, should there be another suspension of courses due to Covid-19, move to online courses. Indication of such courses can be found in the course descriptions.

Keep yourself up to date: we will inform you as follows

As usual, we will keep you up to date about our programme, all important news regarding registrations, hygiene measurements etc. right here.

We continue to be available via telephone and email. You will find >> all important numbers here.

The Münchner Volkshochschule will contact you directly regarding refunds for cancelled course dates and cancelled courses.  The administration of this may take some time, we request that you do not contact us with individual queries.

Thank you for your support!

We thank you for your understanding of the need for the change in conditions and will happily advise you should you have any questions or worries. First and foremost though, we thank you for your acknowledgement of the hygiene regulations for the safety of participants, teachers and the Münchner Volkshochschule. We wish you an exciting, insightful and healthy Volkshochschule Summer 2020.

Your Münchner Volkshochschule