In August, Globetrotter manager Andreas Bartmann laid the foundation of the eight hector site in the municipality Ascheffel, at the foot of the 98.4 metre high Aschberg mountain. The almost »one-hundreder« has always been a tourist attraction. You can see the Baltic Sea from the top on clear days.Located 105 kilometres north of the headquarters in Hamburg, Globetrotter is building an outdoor adventure academy at a cost of eleven million euros. Slated to open in summer 2013, it is not only a centre for employee training: Globetrotter‘s customers will also be able to attend courses. Next to the building with the course rooms, they are erecting a 28 metre high, watchtower which will be open to the public – with a climbing wall on the back.
Companies will be able to stay in the adjoining 30-room four-star »Aschberg Lodge« hotel and go sailing or climbing in the trees on a nearby high-rope course to strengthen company cohesion for example.Families will find many attractions in the surrounding area such as paddling, horse-riding and cycling. Besides the academy in the new building designed by Globetrotter‘s architect Holger Moths, there will also be a youth hostel for school classes.
On the gastronomy side, open for day visitors too, there will be a bistro with snacks as well as the restaurant »Campfire«. It offers top-quality local and seasonal specialities and can accommodate 80 people outside. The campfire and the Aschberg Lodge can also be a place for family celebrations – if Globetrotters want to get married…
25. Oktober 2012, Text: 4-Seasons