ZEGG – a place for living and learning


2014 GemeinschaftszeitThroughout the year, ZEGG offers an abundant selection of training courses, seminars, workshops and festivals:

you can learn about love and relationships, practice new forms of communication, or take another step on your path of personal growth. Events for working guests enable a direct experience of ZEGG as an ecological pioneer project.

All of our seminars and festivals are examples of “small-scale community”, making it possible for you to directly try out a holistic way of living.

Visiting us can change your life.

How do we organize us? How do we make an easy and effective decision? Those are the live issues that we deal with every day when we organize our community and the non-profit training center. The sociocratic method we are using today is an further developement from the holacracy that was used since 2009.

In sociocracy there is a bigSoziokratieger focus on companionship and the strong hold in a community which is needed to make decisiones. For this reason the sociocratic model fits better to our way of living together. Sociocracy concentrates on the concepts of cooperation and paticipation. There are various application possibilities in which this concept can be used, for example in shools, politics, universities or even in companies. In all these diffenrent places and occasions sociocracy can help to create an easier and more trustful contact. It is also able to strengthen our respect for each other, and offers new possibilities to cooperate with and live your own freedom in a responsible way.

Our decisiones are mostly made by the concept of consens, within which everyone can be heard and give approval. We always come together as a group before we make a decision to share our different opinions and objections so all oft hem can be integrated in the process and further developement can be possible. Maybe one day the concept of sociocracy will be used for all the different questions that come up in the ZEGG community, but until that day we will go on experimenting.

On our 15-hectare site surrounded by light woodland you can find our Campus (a large paved outdoor meeting area), a fire pond which you can swim in, a volleyball court, the guesthouse, a range of seminar rooms, the Children's House, the San Diego Café and the village pub, workshops and commercial premises, a media and office centre, a shared atelier for artists and much more.
One hectare is used as an organic garden. For our heating and hot water needs we have an environmentally friendly woodchip- and log-fired heating plants and several cogeneration (CHP) plants. Electricity is also produced by a photovoltaic system on the roofs different buildings. Our waste water is treated in our own constructed wetland sewage treatment plant.

ZEGG Site map: pdfZEGG site map 2018.pdf

This way you get to our fotogallery on flickr: Vision of ZEGG


The zegg-community 2015

Die ZEGG-Gemeinschaft 2015



I'm learning how to be naked

Felipe Chammas from Brazil visited the ZEGG Summercamp 2018. Here is his report:

 Physically and emotionally, I'm in a cool process of learning how to undress myself to be more confident and connected - with myself and with others.Between July 25th and August 5th I was at ZEGG, in Bad Belzig, a small German town located an hour away from Berlin by train, experiencing their summercamp, of which the theme was From Ego To Compassion.

The name ZEGG is an acronym to Zentrum für Experimentelle GesellschaftsGestaltung (freely translated by me as Center for Experiments in Social and Cultural Design) and the community was created in 1991 by a group of...



Rachel Edwards - My year as a volunteer in the ZEGG community

I’m standing on a small meadow, all around garden and fields. On the meadow you can see a few fruit trees. Some are still green, others already blooming in their abundant white flower dress. The meadow also is blooming. Little daisies finding their way through the gaps of my naked toes, butterflies and other insects buzzing and humming in the air filled with sunlight. I look at the boyish young man in front of me.



New trailer about ZEGG-Forum

Did you see already the new trailer about Forum? Now with english subtitles! 



ZEGG-Forum-Tour 2017 in the USA

In August Achim Ecker and Ina Meyer-Stoll were again traveling in the Wild West. Invited by the „US-Sommercamp“ Team, who, inspired by the ZEGG Sommercamp, for more than 20 years annualy organize a two-week big camp, one at the east and one at the west coast. After that they were invited to the "Dancing Rabbit" community in Missouri. At the end they invited US-Forum-Facilitators for a deepening course to Ganas in Staten Island NY,


next ZEGG events (in English)


ZEGG – Center for Social and Cultural Design
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 89, 14806 Bad Belzig

phone: +49 (0) 33841 595-100
fax: +49 (0) 33841 595-102

Web: www.zegg.de

The ZEGG is a community of about 100 adults and children. How can we create a sustainable and creative life and an awake awareness to promote issues of love and sexuality, ecology, community, and create policy. We invite you to visit us, especially our summercamp.

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