YWAM has had the base in Hurlach (Bavaria) since 1972. At that time, the castle of Hurlach (History / Picture Tour) was purchased by YWAM International as a base for the evangelistic outreaches during the Olympic Games in Munich. Since then the Castle was used to train young people, so that they can go out into all the world (also to Germany) to make God known.
Hurlach Castle was only the second base purchased by YWAM International. In the meantime YWAM established over 1000 bases in all the world with more than 12,000 fulltime staff.
Since 1972 many ministries and other YWAM bases came out of YWAM Hurlach. Among them other bases in Germany.
Today the Castle is used as a training centre and a base for evangelistic outreaches to Germany and the world. For that we offer different training courses and ministries, which you can either participate in or invite a team to your home town.
Because of our projects in other countries the number of staff living and working in the castle fluctuates. We currently count about 40 to 70 staff as part of our community.
Links: fulltime staff and leadership team in YWAM Hurlach.