Forest guide training

Become a forest guide in Wohlleben's Forest Academy. Or simply enjoy a 10-day intensive training course on the topic of forests and our guide program.

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The training

In order to make the events in Wohllebens Waldakademie an experience for people everywhere, we offer a training program with which you can become a forest guide and independently conduct the forest tours for children and adults designed by Wohlleben's forest academy in your region.

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Training content

The training to become a forest guide at our forest academy is characterized by its high practical relevance and includes the following main topics:

  • How do I lead groups in nature and what do I have to pay attention to?
  • Games and activities in the forest
  • Animals and plants in forest tours - relevant practical examples
  • Forestry in Germany
  • Legal situation forest
  • Communication training with Peter Wohlleben
  • Nature education basics
  • Practical training forest tours for children and adults

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Training duration

The training to become a forest guide in Wohlleben's forest academy extends over a total of 10 days. Training locations are the modern premises of Wohllebens Waldakademie in Wershofen, as well as the wonderful forest conservation project of the forest academy.

During the training days, conference drinks and a vegan lunch are included.

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Waldakademie Online Campus

With the training you get access to our modern online portal. There you can download further learning content and network with other forest guides. This service is free of charge and unlimited in time for all participants of the training.

The lecturers

Peter Wohlleben (forester, author & conservationist), Celina Gertz (environmental bioscientist), Josef Eichler (forester), Patrick Esser (conservation & landscape ecologist) and Jonas Weinand (biologist) will accompany you during the training.

We would be happy to welcome you at the Waldakademie!

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Peter Wohlleben

forester, author & conservationist
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Josef Eichler

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Patrick Esser

conservation & landscape ecologist
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Celina Gertz

environmental bioscientist
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Jan Kaufmann



What does the training cost?

The 10-day forest guide training costs 2295 euros.

We also offer you the possibility to pay this amount in six installments.

If you are interested in paying in installments, just send us an e-mail to or call us at 02694-9113210.

Can I apply for educational leave?

This is available for some areas in Germany.

Do I need any special previous knowledge?

There are no special prerequisites or prior knowledge required for participation in the forest guide training.

Is there a certificate at the end of the training?

The forest guide training ends with a certificate after successful participation in the training. This means, among other things, that you have worked out and conducted a forest tour yourself as part of the training. In addition, you should not have missed more than one seminar day.

Is there a final test?

There is no exam at the end of the training. However, the successful planning, preparation and implementation of your own forest tour as part of the training is a prerequisite for you to receive a certificate from us at the end.

Where can I stay overnight?

Can I change between the courses?

It is not possible to change between the courses.

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The forest academy

Peter Wohlleben, successful author of non-fiction and children's books, forester and passionate forest conservationist, founded Wohllebens Waldakademie in December 2016 in order to make the contents of his books tangible in the forest for every nature enthusiast. Since then, we have been working in a dynamic team with a lot of joy to inspire more and more people for the topic of forests. With our events and training courses, our primeval forest project, consulting for private individuals and companies, and much more, we show how environmental protection can be fun.

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Do you have questions?

Just get in touch with us and we're happy to assist!

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