The HIMS Academy stands for ‘Encounter – Discover – Experience’ in the fields of classical music, art and culture. A special focus is on intercultural exchange. Current and future projects benefit from the enthusiasm and many years of experience of the company’s founders in these fields. This is the basis of the HIMS Academy’s claim to organize events and projects with a high degree of professionalism, quality and exclusivity.

The Hafenpreppach Castle, the castle garden and park as well as the renovated Orangery offer ideal conditions for performances, exhibitions, creativity, training and tranquility to experience and practice music and art from different perspectives.

The castle’s location in the Hassfurt district, its proximity to the regions of Coburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Bayreuth and, last but not least, Würzburg, forms an excellent basis for integrating an attractive space into the concept.

Our current planning 2021/2222

Dear friends of music and guests,

We are pleased to announce our current program for 2021/22 as part of a new concert series with ensembles of the Staatskapelle Berlin. We have planned a total of four concerts with very different instrumentation for you.

It would be very nice if you could find your way to Hafenpreppach or Schloss Tambach, our current performance venue.

You can find more information about our concerts and ticket purchase here.

Furthermore, the HIMS Academy is now hosting an art exhibition for the first time. In the former hunting and fishing museum in Schloss Tambach, we will be showing works by the artists .Michael Luther and Nikolaus Koliusis from the end of August until the end of October. You can find more information about this exhibition here.


  • Saturday, September 25, 2021, 6:00 pm, Schloss Tambach Church. The Tilia-Quartett, which was already a guest in Tambach in November 2019, makes a guest appearance. The program at the end of September includes string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
  •    Sunday, December 19, 5:00 p.m., Schloss Tambach Church. On this 4th Advent, the Linden Strings will perform classical pieces for string quartet or string sextet in a Christmas setting.
  • On Saturday, March 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m., the rarely performed, wonderful chamber music pieces for wind instruments by Richard Strauss will be performed under the direction of Gregor Witt, principal oboist of the Staatskapelle Berlin. The venue for this event will be announced soon.
  • Finally, and as the highlight of the concert series, we welcome the internationally acclaimed string quartet of the Staatskapelle Berlin on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022. The four musicians will make up for the concert with works by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert and Arnold Schönberg that was cancelled in March 2020 in the church Schloss Tambach as part of a festive concert.

Details about the above concerts and the musicians can be found here. Ticket reservations for all events are now possible via the mail address, or reserve by phone at 0173 6060 302.

Please note:All events of the HIMS Academy GmbH will take place under application of the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance in force on the day of the event. Details will be published on this website in advance of the respective event.

The perspective

The Academy

In future, the Academy’s educational programme will include summer academies for pupils and students of foreign, internationally oriented educational institutions. In courses and events lasting one to several weeks, participants will have attractive opportunities to actively experience and learn about various forms of art and music. The programmes are embedded in the cultural offerings of the Upper and Lower Franconia region and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

The Orangery, as part of the palace complex, will be available to musicians and ensembles as a venue for study visits, sound and video recordings and concerts after its renovation.

Art exhibitions are planned in the garden and park of the palace, which are also subject to replanning and redesign.

In an ‘Artist in Residence’ concept, interested people from near and far will have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned artists, experience them at work and learn a lot about art and its creation. Exhibitions will round off this offer.