Top 10 team-building activities in Germany

10 Feb 2023 · 10
Hallo, Deutschland! Germany is a country filled with beer festivals, great football, and stunning scenery. It’s full of modern cities, charming castles, and natural wonders— truly Wunderschön.
Germany is the ideal place for team-building activities, offering a vast variety from archery to wine tours, indoor skydiving to Oktoberfest events.
Planning and executing a company event can be stressful, to say the least, so we’ve decided to get the ball rolling for you by compiling a list of the best in-person team-building events in Germany—guaranteed to give you and your team a memorable company experience.
Whether you’re based in Germany or just visiting, there’s something for everyone in our list of engaging activities designed to drive team spirit and build cohesion. Each activity offers a different experience and draws on a range of skill sets, so you’ve got plenty of options to choose a team-building event that works for you.
So, tie up your dirndl, grab a beer, and let’s see what Germany has to offer!

Top 10 team-building experiences in Germany you can’t miss

1. Archery in Berlin: hit the target with this original team-building activity

  • Location: Berlin
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group size: 15-100
  • Budget: $
Leave the KPIs in the office and hit some different targets. Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Europe—so why not make the most of these outdoor spaces and try out some archery? It’s an activity that’s well-suited to a group of mixed ability: it’s not about strength but about nailing the right technique.
Guided by experienced supervisors, you’ll be taught the art of archery, from how to hold the bow and arrow to how to successfully hit the target. To add a competitive edge and encourage a touch of team spirit, you could divide your team up into groups and award prizes to those who achieve the top scores.
Available all year round with instruction in German and English, this experience will prove a firm favorite with your team. Some of the best team-building activities are about discovering a new skill with your colleagues, as it leaves room for laughter and learning, while providing a generally constructive experience.

2. Group cooking class: build communication and collaboration in the kitchen

  • Location: Berlin
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Group size: max 22
  • Budget: $$$
It doesn’t matter how much experience in the kitchen you’ve got, cooking and learning with your team is always an enlightening experience—in a number of ways.
A meal out is a typical go-to corporate gathering,
making up 70% of team-building activities
, but actually preparing this meal makes it particularly memorable for your employees. Team bonding takes on a new angle with this energizing cooking class, where you’ll put together a 4-course dinner while learning about modern German culinary culture.
With a class geared towards corporate groups, you’ll find yourselves in a fun and relaxing environment that encourages creativity and teamwork. You’ll use seasonal products, all organic or from sustainable farms, with plenty of vegetarian options too.
Classes can be held in English or German, with drinks (including artisan beer and high-quality local wine) included.

3. Indoor skydiving in Berlin: prepare for take-off!

  • Location: Berlin
  • Duration: 1-5 hours
  • Group size: max 220
  • Budget: $$$
This is a team-building activity you won’t forget in a hurry! Get your team pumped on adrenaline with this safe, indoor skydiving experience in the center of Berlin.
The word ‘skydiving’ might raise a few eyebrows, but this activity has already proved a firm favorite for companies who’ve tried it out. It’s easy, controlled and (very) exhilarating, with up to 30 guests able to fly per hour. Great for building confidence and pushing your team out of their comfort zone, this is a very original activity that your employees will be talking about for a long time to come.
Designed for corporate groups, the Hurricane Factory can provide air-conditioned conference or meeting spaces equipped with wifi, in addition to spaces ideal for music, dancing, and buffets: you can combine your flights with a company party afterward for a long-lasting event.

4. Boat trip meets wine-tasting: explore the Rhine River with your team

  • Location: Rhine River
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Group size: max 8
  • Budget: $$$
If you’ve got a smaller team and you’re looking to splash out on a memorable team-building activity, wine-tasting on the Rhine River is a great option. Just 45 minutes from Frankfurt, this is a really unique experience: wine tasting done properly.
Wine cellar tours are included in the various stops over the course of your boat trip through small historic villages. In addition to visiting three top wineries, you’ll learn all about local varieties and winemaking traditions specific to the area often referred to as ‘the Burgundy of the North.’
With local artisan cheese platters provided along the way, this promises to be a really enjoyable, authentic experience for you and your team.

5. Go Team urban challenge: explore the city while racking your brain

  • Location: Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Freiburg, Rothenburg, Bonn and Bremen
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Group size: 10-100
  • Budget: $$
Specifically designed to be an effective team-building activity, this urban challenge will get your team’s thinking caps on and their decision-making skills up to scratch.
Available in cities all around Germany, throughout the year, this activity is a brilliant opportunity for your team to get to know an unfamiliar city while working to solve a series of clues and riddles.
Think of it as a sightseeing-meets-scavenger-hunt scenario. Collaboration is key to success, and your groups will have to really work together to earn points and be the first to uncover the prize.
This is a highly popular team-building activity, and the challenge will keep your team occupied, engaged and stimulated throughout.
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6. Get your team up and dancing: create your own Oktoberfest event

  • Location: Munich
  • Duration: All day
  • Group size: min 20
  • Budget: $$$
Oktoberfest is a staple of the German calendar. It’s a two-week carnival, bringing everyone together with beer, Dirndls, and Lederhosen while celebrating Bavarian culture.
To ensure you celebrate as a company for at least one day of the festival, why not put together your own Oktoberfest event? You can create your very own Bavarian Beer Tent, complete with a bar and bar hosts and hostesses, with performers including: jugglers, stilt walkers and even a band.
Guaranteed to be a resounding success, you could make this a recurring annual tradition: something your whole company looks forward to.
Merriment and laughter in a casual setting are sure to bring your team together and encourage everyone to really let their hair down. Whether your team is familiar with Oktoberfest or new to it, this activity is guaranteed to immerse everyone in German culture. Alcohol-free beers are also available for those who aren’t big on drinking. Prost!

7. Catan-themed escape room: get your thinking caps on in Frankfurt

  • Location: Frankfurt
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Group Size: max 8
  • Budget: $
You’ve probably heard of Catan, one of the most popular board games across the globe, but did you know it was originally invented in Germany?
Chances are, many of your team members will be familiar with this world-famous game, so why not try out the first even Catan-themed escape room in Frankfurt?
Before you ask, no, prior knowledge of the game is not required. Following a series of clues, you’ll have to stave off an “Attack of the Barbarians” and escape in time!
Escape rooms are very popular team-building activities, building effective communication between individuals and encouraging potential leaders to reveal themselves.
The teams are small, with a maximum of eight people, but you can always divide your group up, with prizes going to those who complete the challenge first. If you’d prefer an escape room experience you can do all at the same time, try
Escape Frankfurt
with a capacity of 18 players at once, or
Room Fox
with up to 26.

8. Visit Hamburg’s world-famous Miniatur Wunderland: followed by lunch at a street market

  • Location: Hamburg
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Group size: max 100
  • Budget: $
Rated as Hamburg’s top attraction, with nearly 20,000 'Excellent’ reviews, visiting the Miniatur Wunderland is a must if you’re keen to see something you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
The world’s largest train model exhibit, in the center of Hamburg, is a truly breathtaking sight. It consists of over 16,000m of track, divided into nine sections, including 1,300 trains, 400,000 human figurines, and half a million lights.
If you want to keep your team engaged, you can create a bingo-type list of places and objects they need to find, and tick off. This way, they’ll keep their eyes peeled and really take in the intricacies of the model.
Based in the center of Hamburg, you can organize lunch in one of the city’s many
street food markets
, encouraging your team to try traditional German delicacies such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel, and Labskaus.
If your idea of a constructive team-building activity is discovering new places and experiences together, this is the perfect day out for your team.

9. Go Give challenge: do well in the activity to do good for others!

  • Location: Across Germany
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Group size: min 8
  • Budget: $
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are fast gaining popularity around the globe as employers increasingly recognize their widespread benefits—both for team cohesion and collective awareness of the wider community.
If you’re looking for an experience in Germany that’ll bring your team together while ‘giving back,’ this is a perfect team-building activity for you.
Suitable for both small and large groups, this activity involves a race of various challenges, questions, and cryptic clues as teams race towards the final goal—where success translates into giving an amount to a chosen giving project.
Each success might mean planting a tree, giving a hungry child a meal, or providing someone with access to clean water: you and your teammates can choose a cause that collectively means the most to you.
With a series of glowing reviews describing the significant success of this team-building activity, Go Give is a sustainable, rewarding option for you and your team.

10. iBuild: improve your team’s communication skills

  • Location: Across Germany
  • Duration: 1.5-3 hours
  • Group size: min 4
  • Budget: $
iBuild is an activity that can be designed as an indoor or an outdoor team-building game, depending on the time of year you want to host your event. It’s an activity designed with corporate teams in mind, aiming to engage every member of your team by focusing on language and how teams communicate.
Your team will be divided into builders, couriers, and architects. The architects will describe to the couriers what they’ll need to do, and the couriers will then go and explain this process to the builders.
Sounds a bit too easy? Here’s the catch: the architect and the courier can only communicate using words as they are back-to-back, so no signing or showing designs. Plus, the courier won’t see what the builders are doing, they’ll only explain and reply to questions with yes or no answers.
This activity is set to bring your team’s communication levels to new heights, an investment worth its weight in gold. It’s also followed by a debrief session, where participants can share their feedback and conclusions. It’s a way to think outside the box outside the office, as well as a fantastic icebreaker for employees from different departments who rarely cross over.

Experience Germany in a way that will make your team work better together!

Germany, the land of great sausages, large beers, and amazing football. It has everything you need for a truly bonding team-building event. Whether you’re coming from another city in Europe, or from a country overseas, let
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