Design Thinking Workation in Germany

Take your team out of the office and into the beautiful surroundings of Aschaffenburg. The focus of this workation is Design Thinking & Inspiration. Enable your team to learn about Design Thinking methods. Get inspiration from charming regional activities and learn to combine these experiences and insights in your everyday work.


General info

This workation is all about inspiration and shifting perspectives, providing yourself and your team with tools and methods that enrich and ease your everyday work-life. 

You will learn about Design Thinking tools and techniques in a practical and applicable approach. Furthermore, you have the option to choose from a range of tools and techniques you may need for more effectiveness (and fun) in your business: from Business Model Canvas, facilitation to creativity and visualization techniques. 

Our leisure activities are selected to support what you’re learning by giving the extra perspective and helping you focus on the “here and now”: Clear your mind and learn to solve problems by shifting perspectives with an inspiration walk in a local organic orchard. Get material for your own storytelling during a wine tour and tasting. Find images for visual thinking at a visit of local castles, old towns and royal parks. 

The group stays in a hotel with an inspiring atmosphere. Single rooms or shared rooms are available. All meals will be provided. The programme is facilitated by workation hosts. The mornings will be filled with focused workshop time, afternoons are reserved for team activities. In the evening, joint dinners at the accommodation or outside the accommodation will be offered. Morning yoga or meditation with other participants is available.

2-Day Workshop – 2-3 nights stay at accommodation
3-Day Workshop – 3-4 nights stay at accommodation

Available Workshop Modules:

  • Introduction to Design Thinking or Master Class Design Thinking
    • Design Thinking mindset
    • Design Thinking methods
    • Design Thinking tools
    • Design Thinking exercises
    • Design Thinking Case Studies
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Inspiration & creativity techniques
  • Storytelling
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Sketching & Visualization

Potentially in combination with

    • Introduction to Agile
    • Agile mindset
    • Agile methods
    • Agile tools
    • Agile Fluency Game
    • Team development for agile
    • Team building for agile
    • Case Studies from agile teams

No previous knowledge / experience with Design Thinking or Agile methods needed for Introduction workshops.

Available team activities are excursions and hikes in the surrounding area, e.g. a guided tour of orchard meadows, where you will return your senses to nature. This helps you to get out of your daily work and change your perspective. How about a picnic with seasonal dishes and local ingredients, wine tasting or sighseeing (half-timbered houses, rustic inns, castles, ruins and more)?


Arrival day:

Morning arrival:

  • – Transport as arranged beforehand

  • – 8.30am: Arrival at Workshop Location

  • – 9 am: Kick off & Workshop Day 1, including lunch break

  • – 5 pm: Accommodation check-in

  • – 6 pm: Team activity

  • – 7.30 pm: Team dinner at accommodation or restaurant

Afternoon arrival:

  • – Transport as arranged beforehand

  • – 5 pm: Arrival, check-in at accommodation

  • – 6 pm: Kick off & Team activity

  • – 7.30 pm: Team dinner at accommodation or restaurant


Day 2 – 4:

  • – 7.15 am: Morning Yoga or Meditation

  • – 8 am: Breakfast at accommodation

  • – 9 am: Workshop Day 2 – 4, including lunch break

  • – 1pm, 3 pm or 5 pm: Optional other team activities, e.g. team building activities, scavenger hunt, introduction to mindfulness, visualization workshop, nature walk, picnic, biking, winery tour, wine tasting, sightseeing, city tour, castle tour, (open air) theatre or concert visit

  •  – 7.30 pm: Team dinner at the accommodation or at a unique restaurant close-by

Departure day:

  • – Accommodation check-out

  • – Morning departure (after breakfast) or Evening departure (after end of workshop or team activity)

  • – Transport as arranged beforehand


Different accommodation options are available. 

– Hotel with private or shared bedrooms & bathrooms, breakfast room, possibly a restaurant where other meals are served, and possibly meeting rooms.

– Bed & breakfast with shared rooms or private bedrooms & bathrooms, and a breakfast room where breakfast is served. Other meals served by catering or by visiting local restaurants

– Rental flat or house with shared or private bedrooms & bathrooms, a living room for coworking and team sessions and a kitchen to prepare meals.

In addition, desks and meeting rooms at a nearby coworking space can be rented for the team to meet for coworking and team sessions.

Your host

Anna-Lena is a consultant for Design Thinking, Innovation and Customer Experience Management. She combines her experience from seven years of Strategy, Management and Innovation Consulting with her creative spirit and practical approach – just as she does in her client projects. Her love of nature and her home region as well as outdoor working and physical activities is a constant source of inspiration that she happily shares with anyone who is interested in changing perspectives.


Anne-Marie is the co-founder of Out of Office Workations. She calls Amsterdam her home of choice and loves being active and learning something new every day. It’s that drive and curiosity she also applies when designing or picking unique workations and team events. Her background in Human Resources Consulting helps her to offer meaningful experiences that actually support professional development and personal growth. She’s a Scrum Master and Agile Fluency Game Facilitator. Her experience as world traveller, yogi and iko certified kitesurfing instructor inspires creative ideas for workation locations and team activities.

Getting there

We can help with arranging transport to Aschaffenburg.

Important information

Is this the perfect workation for you or your team? We’re happy to provide you with more info and an individual offer. Please click “request more info” or send us an e-mail to Let us know when you’d like to come, with how many people, how you would like to stay (single room or shared room with other guests) and what activities you’re interested in. We can also help with transportation, so let us also know how you’ll be traveling (public transport, car, etc.).

We send you a free quotation, the detailed booking conditions and more info by e-mail. There are of course possibilities to change or cancel your booking until a certain date (see detailed booking conditions you receive by e-mail after you sign up/ ask for a free quotation).


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