Rooted in Saarland and in the past, oriented towards the future - this is one of the maxims of the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen. The region of St. Wendel, where the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen is located, is a region full of history. Traces of the first settlers, the people of the Hunsrück-Eifel culture, from the 6th century B.C. can be found here, as well as traces of Celts, Romans and Franks - up to evidence from the Second World War. The Celts play an outstanding role for the academy. Traces of Celtic ancestors can be found very close to the academy - including the impressive Celtic hill fort of Otzenhausen ("Hunnenring").
The Academy continues to take up the heritage of this long-gone people, both in terms of content and art. In terms of content, the topic "Archaeology in the Greater Region" belongs to it. Artistically, the spectrum ranges from sculptures, paintings, drawings and posters to a corridor designed with collages, all inspired by the Celts. See for yourself! There is also a gazebo inspired by the Celts in the Arboretum Europaeum – Sustainability Park, but above all the Celtic sculpture trail Cerda & Celtoi, which starts at the Academy and connects it with the "Hunnenring", the Celtic hill fort of Otzenhausen.