The HIMS Academy

HIMS Academy stands for ‘Encounter – Experience – Learning’ 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.

Schloss Hafenpreppach, the castle garden and park as well as the adjacent buildings offer ideal conditions for performance, exhibitions, creativity, education and tranquility to experience and practice music and art from different perspectives.

The location of the castle in the district of Hassfurt, the proximity to the regions of Coburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Bayreuth and last but not least Würzburg forms a great basis for the integration of an attractive space into the concept.

Our current planning

Dear friends of music and guests,

Details of the completed and planned concerts, including the artists and programme, can be found here. Ticket reservations for all events are now possible via the mail address, or by telephone on 0173 6060 302.

We kindly ask you to observe the admission regulations for attending the concert according to the current status. For more information, please visit our Corona Info page.

The Perspective


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

Art exhibitions are planned for the palace’s garden and park, which are undergoing a redesign.

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