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What you can expect

Enjoy the spacious atmosphere and surroundings of a 15th-century castle and the experience of coming together and practice with Finders from all over the world. Turbo-charge your awakening.  Create your own personal Finders community. Join in, sink in—Thrive.

Just buy a ticket.

Tickets include:

    • Five days of The Sinking In Festival
    • Two healthy vegetarian meals a day
    • Basic accommodation: Right outside the castle for your tent, van or caravan—or a clean indoor space for your mat or hammock.
    • Access to toilets and showers.

Click/tap the [ACCOMMODATION] button to book upgraded accommodations (bed or mattress & bedding onsite or hotel and guesthouse offsite).
Unfortunately, we can no longer guarantee this type of accommodation as we are running out of beds and mattresses.

Florian's interviews with our speakers

Sanjay and Rastal

Steffen and Patrick

Rike and Erik


Q&A and other videos

Our first Q&A

A final word before the start

Joining the Festival ...

Florian Kirner

(Weitersroda Castle)

Our Host

Sanjay Manchanda

(Arizona, USA)

Integration Therapist & Researcher


(Louisiana, USA)

Researcher & Entrepreneur

Rike Fischer

(Munich, Germany)

Meditation Mentor




Erik Unger

(Vienna, Austria)

Late Location Explorer

Patrick Palucki

Owner of Palucki Coaching & Research Institute Owner of Holistic Training

Pernilla Kannapinn

(On the road)

Musician & Yoga-Teacher & Vagabond

Max Hug


Podcast Host

Steffen Lohrer

(Mallorca, Spain)

Buddhist Therapist & Healer & Philanthropist

Partners & Cooperations

The Castle

Weitersroda Castle is a Renaissance castle situated in the geographical centre of Germany. It was first mentioned in records in 1478. Over the centuries it has been owned by counts, dukes, duchesses, princes and entrepreneurs – until it was (mis)managed as ‘public property’ during the East German socialist era.

In 2008, Weitersroda Castle was bought in a neglected and dilapidated state by Florian Kirner.

Since then, the Renaissance castle has been saved from destruction, rebuilt and developed.

The three-storey main building, set in stone and timber, contains 36 rooms. The stable, with its huge attic, will also be used for the event. The courtyard is dominated by a 300-year-old lime tree and offers a full infrastructure for events. Our temple grove invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Weitersroda Castle has excellent internet access thanks to two fibre optic lines. It is a hub for various networks and communities.

How to reach us

Schloss Weitersroda
Schlossstrasse 8
98646 Hildburghausen

Located at the southern slope of the enchanted Thuringian Forest, we are far away from any big city. Relax into “The Green Heart of Germany”.

Slow down.

By car:
Ask Google-Maps for “Schloss Weitersroda” and the good old German Autobahn will bring you here.

By train:
Coming in from North, East or South, you want to reach the highspeed train (ICE) running between Berlin and Munich.
The station you want to reach is “Hildburghausen”, there we can pick you up.
Coming in from the South, “Coburg” is also an option.
Coming in from the West you aim for “Eisenach” and from there a train will take you to Hildburghausen.

By plane:
Should it be possible for you, to get a transfer flight to the Airports of Nuremberg or Erfurt this would be the most convenient option, just 1 hour away from Hildburghausen or Coburg by train.
From the German main airports—Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Leipzig—it will take you 3 to 4 hours by train to come to Hildburghausen—or slightly less by rental car.

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