Christmas 2015

Magical Experiences in the Foothills of the Alps

A day out for selected children from Munich and their parents

This year, thyssenkrupp yet again decided to use a social activity to put a smile on children's faces.

Instead of handing out numerous Christmas presents to our customers, we joined forces with the Josef Schörghuber Foundation to surprise selected children from Munich and their families with an extra-special day out in the Allgäu region of Germany.

Here's a brief summary of our day out:

A bus picked up our group of excited tourists from their accommodation in the town of Lenggries on a sunny November morning and drove them through the stunning landscape of the Tegernsee Mountains, the foothills of the Alps.

Our first destination was the "Naturkäserei Tegernseer Land" cheese dairy. In this idyllic rural setting, local farmers came together to form a community several years ago and built an innovative cheese dairy that meets state-of-the-art criteria. In the dairy, they use gentle processes to carefully transform their valuable raw milk into delicious high-quality products. The farmers provided the children and their parents with a detailed explanation of how milk is used to create a tasty cheese. They were then invited to have a try at transforming cream into butter themselves.

The unusually warm weather meant that the entire group was able to enjoy lunch outside on the summer terrace.

With satisfied appetites, the children and their parents then got back on the bus and travelled along the Tegernsee lake to the town of Bad Tölz and its 100-year-old long-established puppet theatre. The theatre welcomed its visitors by putting on a exclusive performance of "The Brave Little Tailor", which was met with an abundance of excited "oohs" and aahs" by the children. After a happy end for the courageous tailor, the bus took the children and their parents back to their accommodation.

As the eventful day drew to a close, it was perfectly summarised by the children, who declared "that was really great!". We hope that the children and their parents will remember their day out for a very long time and that it will give them extra strength and positivity in their often difficult everyday lives.

thyssenkrupp Elevator Christmas Activity film