We love the forest - The Wohllebens Waldakademie team consists of experienced foresters, geographers and nature educators.

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Tobias Wohlleben


Tobias Wohlleben develops new ideas and solutions here at the Waldakademie and manages the company.

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Peter Wohlleben

Forester, founder and author

Peter Wohlleben is a forester by passion. His world bestsellers reach an audience of millions. With the forest academy he has fulfilled a lifelong dream.

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Pia Brenner

Office management

Pia Brenner is the good soul in our office. She will be happy to advise you on the phone so that you can plan your visit to our academy.

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Maura Beusch

Nature educator

Maura Beusch is an ecological agricultural scientist and nature educator. She develops new projects for children at the Waldakademie. Maura Beusch trains forest guides so that nature can be experienced everywhere in Germany with joy.

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Josef Eichler


Josef Eichler is an enthusiastic forestry expert. He manages the forests we look after according to our consistently ecological standards. He will be happy to guide you through our district.

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Johanna Bruske

M.A. Ethics, Economics, Psychology

Johanna Bruske is responsible for project and event management. She is the first point of contact for enquiries from private and corporate clients regarding individual events and company outings. She is also responsible for our social media channels and personnel management.

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Lidwina Eichler


Lidwina Eichler is also a passionate forester. As a long-time colleague of Peter Wohlleben, she founded the Forest Academy together with him. She manages the forests that we look after and guides you through nature at our events.

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Carina Wohlleben


Carina Wohlleben is a geographer and her passion is the woods. So it is no wonder that she works alongside her father. In the Forest Academy she is in charge of events and the scientific investigation of the forests we look after.

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Miriam Wohlleben

Advice funeral forest

Miriam Wohlleben, a pioneer of German funeral forests, guarantees you the best possible service.

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Patrick Esser

M. Sc. Nature conservation and landscape ecology

Patrick Esser is a nature conservation and landscape ecologist. You can meet him at our exciting events or while researching in the forest we look after.

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Sabine Schmidt

Facility Management

Sabine Schmidt makes sure that you always feel comfortable in our premises.

Unsere Dozenten

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Dr. Dorothee Killmann


Dr. Dorothee Killmann is a passionate biologist. She does research with us in the forests of the community of Wershofen. In her courses she gives exciting insights into the mysterious world of lichens and mosses here in the Eifel.

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Elli Radinger

Wolf researcher

Elli Radinger is the wolf expert in Germany. She has already taken part in wolf research in Yellowstone National Park and has written many bestsellers about it.

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Otmar Diez


Otmar Diez is a passionate mushroom expert. In our mushroom courses he will show you which mushrooms you can eat without hesitation and which you should keep your hands off.

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Dirk Zöll

European champion

Dirk Zöll is not only European champion, but he also shows you how to move wood harvested in a soil- and climate-friendly way out of the forest during exciting daytime experiences.

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Stefan Leiding

Schmetterlingsexperte und ausgebildeter Waldführer

Schon als kleiner Junge hat sich Stefan für Insekten und dabei insbesondere für Schmetterlinge  begeistern können. Der jährliche Tagfalter Monitoring Workshop ist für ihn zum festen Bestandteil seines Kalenders geworden. In seiner Heimat führt er mit der Unterstützung vieler Mitbürger eine Bestandsaufnahme aller Tagfalterarten durch.

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Christian Eppinger

State-certified specialist agriculturalist Tree care and tree restoration

Christian is the number one contact person when it comes to tree care. In his courses he explains how to give "first aid", which tree care measures are available and how to implement them correctly.

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Carsten Spachmann

Shinrin-Yoku expert

Carsten Spachmann is an absolute expert on all aspects of Shinrin-Yoku.

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