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Workshops - Das Sommer und Wintercamp in der Osmanischen Herberge
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  • Salam Alaikum & Welcome

    Since 20 years the Osmanische Herberge - located 1 hour West of Cologne in the Eifel - is a house of open doors and spiritual teaching in the tradition of a Sufi Dergah.

  • Live Spirituality

    People from all arond the world gather frequently to enjoy the association, take communal meals and remember Allah, as advised by Sufi Master Sheikh Nazim.

  • Pray Together

    Muslims and people of different faith are welcome at any time. Here you find the times for communal prayers and the Juma (Friday Prayer).

  • SufiSoul Festival

    The "SufiSoul" Worldmusic Festival will take place for the 21th time this summer in the Osmanische Herberge. Festival information and further concert dates you may find here.

  • Sommercamp / Wintercamp

    Twice a year we come together at the Osmanische Herberge for a 7-days family camp woth a diverse selection of workshops and seminaries. Read more.

  • Quran Lessons

    We offer free Quran-Lessons in our center for everyone who wants to study the holy Quran. Learn more about the Quran School.

  • Celebrate Weddings

    Our doors are open for everyone intending to marry. We invite you to celebrate with us. Read more about muslim holidays and weddings.

  • Experience Nature

    The Nationalpark Eifel is inviting to nature - families with kids are welcome!
    Information on directions, accomodation and popular destinations nearby you may find here.

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Current Dates:

    Wintercamp 2017/18

    Wintercamp 2017

    Assalam alaykum,

    Sheikh Hassan and the Osmanische Herberge are happy to invite all brothers and sisters to our 5th Wintercamp from 27th of December 2017 until 2nd of January 2018, and to the Big European Naqshbandi Dhikr on New Year's Eve. We're looking forward to see you!


    • Lectures with Sheikh Hassan Dyck
      Daily lectures from Sheikh Hassan's precious notebooks, written nearly 40 years ago in the Sohbat of Grandsheikh Nazim.
    • Quran School
      The ever-popular Quran recitation classes for all levels (in groups) with Ustad Ali Keeler. Please bring along your Quran, notebooks and textbooks for the arabic alphabet.
    • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
      Training with multi-award-winning sportsman Yunis Aways (European Champion CBJJE 2015, Belgian Champion 2016,2017, Mittel Rhein Meister 2016). Please bring suitable clothing (sweatpants and long-sleeved top or judo suite).
    • Arabic School for Kids with Maria
      Basic quran lessons (alif, ba, ta) for the little ones. Every day except monday.
    • Clown-Workshop
      A seminar with Dr. Omar Obst. The aim oft the Clown-Workshop is not to be funny or memorise sketches. Rather we want to (re)discover the player within us. It’s a matter of letting go and joyous playing, of contact and courage. Please bring blankets or seat cushion and loose clothing. Register in advance!
    • Modern psychologie
      An introduction with psychotherapist Abdul Hamid Staepke. Pragmatical, contemporary psychology following Imam Ghazali with the objective of strengthening the awareness of the beauty of creation and thus to prevent fear and depression. Please bring notebook and pencil.
    • Traditional archery
      Basics of thumb-pull-technique by means of 7-steps-method with Ibrahim. We'll be shooting outdoors, weather permitting, so please bring sturdy footwear, and - if available - bow and arrow.
    • Calligraphy-Course
      A creative workshop for adults with Sajida. On two afternoons we discover arabic calligraphy, in form and color, with brush and pencil. 14 years and above, 5€ material cost.
    • Hu-Meditation
      A course for ladies and kids with Rabia. Creation of overtones and healing effect through intensive breathing.
    • Ice Skating
      Common excursion to the Ice Rink in Zülpich on Tuesday the 2nd. € 2 per Person and € 2 deposit for the shoes: Ice Rink Lago Beach Zülpich
      Also we're planning a trip to AKTIVI Kids Playworld (tickets 6€ per kid, 3€ per adult): Website Aktivi Abenteuerland Kall


    Big European Naqshbandi Dhikr

    The biggest Naqshbandi meeting of europe at new year's eve marks the highlight of the Wintercamp, and for many also of the whole year. Everyone is invited for common dinner, Big Dhikr, Sohbat and Hadrah with Sheikh Hassan.

    Accomodation and prices

    • Prices
      Charitable fee per person 30€ (for the whole week), kids aged 6-16 Jahren 10€, free for kids below 6 years, 55€ for the whole family. For some of the activites we will charge an additional fee.
    • Meals
      We serve two daily meals on donation basis. There will be brunch between 9 and 10 a.m. in the restaurant and dinner at 7 p.m.
    • Accomodation
      For families with kids we recommend to book lodging nearby. More info on places to stay near the Herberge can be found in our link section.
      All participants intending to sleep in the Derga should bring their own bedding, sleeping bags, camping mats and towels. The sleeping area must be clean by 9 a.m. We would advice everyone to bring warm and rainproof clothing, and a hot water bottle for those looking for some extra comfort. .
    • Directions
      For information on travel please refer to our contact section.
    • Prayers
      The five daily prayers will be held in congregation in the small mosque. Sheikh Hassan will give sohbat after Salat al-Isha at 8:30 p.m. inshallah.

    We like to adress some important issues on community life:
    1. Every attendant should participate in daily clean-up work.
    2. Parents are responsible for supervision of their kids at any times and have to compensate for possible damage! Please accompany your kids to toilet to avoid iconveniences for others!
    3. The derga kitchen will be opened for certain hours for preparation of food and drinks. Please clean up afterwards! Bring along your food stuff, there's no mini market in the village (half hour to nearest shopping mall by feet). Kitchen will be locked by 11 p.m.


    For further information on registration (latest by 20th of December 2017) please write us a mail with full name, number of family members (and age of kids), preferred accomodation (in the derga or outside) and date of arrival at:

    General information on Summer-/Wintercamp

    Twice a year a week full of seminars and workshops will be held in the Osmanische Herberge, once in summer in the week preceding the SufiSoul-Festival, and once in winter during the turn of the year.

    The participiants of these "Camps" reside in the Herberge during the course of the week to partake in a wide variety of educational and recreational activities for all ages. These include Quran- and Arabic Lessons for all levels as well as sport and creative programmes.

    Particularly for teeangers the camp offers an opportunity to connect with Muslims of same age, and to experience a good time in community - as has been the case with the treehouse project from 2015.

    To join the camp it's mandatory to pay a registration fee, as well as small contributions, depending on the chosen activities.
    Sufi Wintercamp 2017/2018
    27.12.2017 - 2.1.2018

    +49 1575 8805084 (Ibrahim)

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