The Forum Altötting is back!

03 – 06 August 2023

Relaxing summer days with great encounters, moving music, blue sky and tasty food. inspiring and motivating input, have conversations and share your own faith. At the Forum Altötting you have time for important topics that fall short in your daily life. Time for yourself – time for others – time for God. A warm welcome!!  

A place for you!

Alone or together

You are coming on your own? As a couple? With the whole family, friends or people from the parish? We are looking forward to meeting you here. With many opportunities to connect, you will find it easy to make new friends, whilst also having enough time just for yourself.

Relaxation and depth

You want to switch off and relax? But also wish to reflect on God and the world, and hear the opinion of others? Celebrating our faith and cheerfully sitting together in the beergarden – here both is possible.

Old and young and everything in-between

Are you glad that the next date is only in one or two weeks? Your kids are happy with seemingly endless summer holidays? Or are you retired and would like to come to Altötting and help? Here all generations get together.

That is what it looks like

Are you still unsure if this is something for you? With this video you can get a better idea. Have you already taken part in the past? Then you can indulge in reminiscences. See, listen, feel – Forum Altötting this is what it is like:

Your program

The Forum Altötting appeals to mind, body and soul in varying ways. At its heart it is an invitation for encounters and dialogue, with one another and with God – tailored to the different needs and age groups.

Adult Forum

03 – 06 August 2023

A varied programme indoors & outdoors with time for interesting topics. Teachings and testimonies, encouraging prayer, Holy Mass with great music help us broaden our horizon. In addition, leisure activities and above all … no stress.

World Youth Day 2023

For the youth, let’s go to Portugal this year – for the International Youth Forum followed by World Youth Day.

You are at least 18 years old and a trip to Portugal is not possible for you this year? Then come to the Adult Forum in Altötting! Here, too, you can expect an exciting and in-depth programme with many new encounters! More information directly under Adult Forum.

Teens programme

03 – 06 August 2023

Do your own thing at the Forum with other teens from 13 to 16.

In a community that carries and strengthens you. Music, workshops, sports, good conversations, chilling out, joyful prayer and Holy Mass, meeting new people and making friends. Reflect on yourself and rise above yourself!

Kids Forum

03 – 06 August 2023

For school children up to 12 years. On the large monastery meadow there is room for all of you and your ideas: tinker and craft, let the ball roll, play and fool around, quiet down from time to time and hear what God has to say. And of course, delicious ice cream. Essentially holiday!

Preschoolers from 3 to 6 years meet at the Josefsburg. Music, movement, playing and splashing, child-friendly prayer, in small groups and lovingly supervised.

Assist us

The Forum Altötting can take place thanks to many voluntary hands and generous hearts. By using your time, your skills or even your donation, you make it possible for others to have this unique experience. We are happy to inform you of the different ways of supporting the Forum Altötting. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

That’s us!

For 25 years, the Emmanuel Community has been organizing a cross-generational summer festival of encounter and faith in form of the Forum Altötting. In 2020 and 2021, we decided to split the joy and energy into smaller local meetings in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now we are looking forward to starting in Altötting once more! Together with the town of Altötting, which supports the Forum in various essential ways.

Emmanuel – that means: God with us. Out of this conviction, we try to shape our everyday life and be benevolent to the people around us.

We are a Catholic community with worldwide papal recognition and active in about 70 countries, with more than 12,000 members. Many more are affiliated with the Community on their journey of faith and benefit from its apostolate.

Emmanuel is involved in a variety of initiatives with the aim of promoting a living Christian faith. In the midst of our modern everyday life, we wish to encourage an open dialogue on faith and the Church and enable encounters with God.