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.


In 2020, the Staatskapelle Berlin, Orchestra of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden will celebrate the 450th anniversary. On the occasion of this anniversary and the musical laying of the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the Orangery of Hafenpreppach Palace and its construction as a performance and music hall, four high-class ensembles of this orchestra will perform in Hafenpreppach and in the chapel of Tambach Palace.

After a lively and successful start in the best weather on September 1st in the castle courtyard of Hafenpreppach with the wonderful wind octet of the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Tilia Quartet of the Staatskapelle Berlin followewd on November 30th. The chasrismatic string quartet performed in a fascinasting interpretation works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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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.