The European Academy of Otzenhausen, community of Nonnweiler, is located in the St. Wendel region at the heart of the European model region SaarLorLux and near the European capitals of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Brussels.


By car
The Academy has good motorway connections (A1), making it easily accessible by car.
>> Directions

By public transport
Take the train to Türkismühle railway station. From there you can either take bus no. R200 (bus stop "Europäische Akademie") or a taxi to reach the Academy.

The Academy is located approximately 10 km from Türkismühle railway station. If you come from the north or the east, use the railway connection via Mainz, from the south and west via Saarbrücken. If you come from Trier or Hermeskeil, you can reach the Academy by bus no. R200 without having to change buses.

By plane
The following airports serve the Academy. Please continue your journey by train or by bus.

  • Flughafen Frankfurt/Hahn (51 km)
  • Flughafen Saarbrücken-Ensheim (63 km)
  • Internationaler Flughafen Findel, Luxemburg (83 km)
  • Aeroport Metz (136 km)
  • City-Airport Mannheim (146 km)
  • Internationaler Flughafen Frankfurt/Main (185 km)

Leisure opportunities

Excursion destinations near and far

Your conference and meeting centre is situated in an Eldorado for hiking enthusiasts. Hiking trails such as the Traumschleifen circular trails, the Cerda & Celtoi Celtic sculpture trail or the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig long-distance trail invite you to discover nature in a relaxing setting.

The close vicinity features the picturesque Nonnweiler reservoir and the Celtic circular wall of Otzenhausen. The Peterberg leisure centre with its 1000-metre summer bobsleigh track also offers activities and leisure fun.

In the community of Nonnweiler you will find a swimming pool and a sauna ("Hochwaldbad") open year-round. In summer, the Primstal outdoor swimming pool or nearby Bostal lake invite you to take a plunge.

You can reach Saarland's capital of Saarbrücken by car in 30 minutes. A touch of French flair characterizes the city with its many shopping and nightlife possibilities.

In 30 minutes, you can also reach Trier, Germany's oldest city. Set out to discover its Roman roots or just enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the Moselle city.

Tourist information


Nonnweiler is an attractive community and hosts the following tourist attractions that also attract visitors from outside the region: Leisure centre Peterberg in Braunshausen, Nonnweiler reservoir  and the Celtic circular wall of Otzenhausen. All eight community districts are located in the Saar-Hunsrück nature park. The mountains and mountain ranges of the community of Nonnweiler are among Saarland's highest elevations. The Hunsrück-Hochwald national park was opened with an official ceremony on the day of Pentecost 2015.

>> Tourist attractions offered by the community of Nonnweiler


When it comes to tourism, the community of Tholey is among the primary destinations in the region. Its offer focuses on active leisure and cultural tourism.

>>Tourist offer of the community of Tholey

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Trips and excursions

We offer our guests a wide range of day trips and excursions to the most important European institutions, such as the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice and the European Central Bank in cities including Strasbourg, Brussels, Luxembourg and Frankfurt.

In our side-event programme, we also offer excursions to the nearby vineyards near Trier that culminate with a wine tasting.

And no visit is complete without a trip to Saarland’s capital city of Saarbrücken, including a visit to Saarbrücken castle or a stroll across the St. Johanner Markt.

Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen gGmbH

Europahausstraße 35
66620 Nonnweiler

Tel.: 0049 6873 662-0
Fax: 0049 6873 662-150