Your Stay in ZIST Penzberg

Room and Board

If you are booking with us room and board are all-inclusive. We ask for your understanding in that we are not able to refund for missed meals (meals not taken).

The rooms in Penzberg ZIST are simple and comfortable. Penzberg ZIST offers a variety of accomodations. Please choose the category desired, and an alternative, on the registration form.

A5Shared roomscommon showers and toilets57 €
A4multi-bed apartmentprivate shower (bathroom)/toilet57 €
A3Triple roomscommon showers and toilets57 €
A2Twin roomscommon shower (bathroom)/toilets69 €
N2Twin roomsprivate shower/toilets and telephone82 €
N1Single roomprivate shower (bathroom)/toilet & telephone101 €
H2garden sheddouble occupancy private shower bathroom/toilet88 €
H1garden shedsingle occupancy private shower bathroom/toilet113 €
All prices for room and board are inclusive of VAT.
For rents separate prices are valid.
We reserve the right to adjust pricing in the future.

We ask for your understanding and consideration of other guests; we do not have the necessary facilities to accommodate pets. Please do not plan to bring pets.

The vegetarian meals served are prepared by staff on site. It is fresh and seasonal food, all high quality and the majority is certified organic. Dishes are savory, varied and each prepared with great care.

Our kitchen staff will accommodate your needs, when possible, if you have special dietary requirements for health reasons. Please let us know when you register.

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Telephone and Internet

Rooms which are equipped with a telephone are having a free an internet connection (LAN). 
At the anteroom of the big group room (Saal) there is a free WLAN hotspot installed. The hotspot is active between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.; during the night it isn’t activated to avoid disturbances of the night rest. A computer with internet access, and connection for personal laptop internet use are available for free use are available for free use in the alcove next to meditation room (in a common area). 


The café serves as a common room for breaks and evenings. During the day we provide fruit, coffee and a variety of teas at no cost. In addition, you may make requests of various non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, coffee specialties and snacks you might enjoy. Please enter your consumption on provided lists, including your name. Costs for these requested items are billed to you and payable on the day of departure when returning keys (when checking-out).
There is also a coin operated coffee maker. Our office will be happy to make change.

Seminar store

The ZIST reception is also our seminar store. Seminar supplies are available, such as selected literature, audio and video cassettes, CDs, DVDs, picture cards, meditation articles, as well as small gifts. A local map for walking or cycling is also available for purchase.

Leisure Facilities

The Retreat House and seminar facilities are secluded in forested grounds and near several lakes.
ZIST is an ideal starting point for walking, cycling and swimming in the spring and summer, and cross-country skiing and downhill skiing in the winter. We provide some basic bicycles for rental. For longer cycling tours we recommend bringing your own bicycle.

Silent Sitting

Every morning from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 a.m., all interested may gather in the meditation room for the exercise of Silent Sitting.


Sauna facilities, including towels, are available during lunch breaks or in the evening for a fee of eight Euros.

Additional and individual treatments by request

During your stay at ZIST you have the possibility to book additional individual treatments.
Please arrange appointments in advance by phone.
For Feldenkrais with Maja Büntig-Ludwig, phone: 08809-1065.
For massages with Anke Ramirez Schmidt, phone: 08851-6159713.


Children six to sixteen years of age, who share accomodation with their parents, are offered a rate reduced to twenty-five Euros for full board rate. Children under six years of age stay at no charge when sharing a room with their parents.
By prior arrangement, individual child care arrangements on site at ZIST are possible. Please contact the ZIST office if interested at least one week in advance.


Clothing you will need during your stay at ZIST will include loose, comfortable clothing, items to help protect you from sun, rain, and cold, indoor shoes and outdoor footwear according to your activities as well as slippers or socks for comfort in the guest rooms and in the group rooms.