Team Event Stuttgart and Mannheim: Impulse Chain at the Lauschhütte
Monday, 30th October 2023
Teambuilding at the Lauschhütte
The brox teams of Mannheim and Stuttgart had a joint team event! In September, we went to the Lauschhütte in Bingen, where we were in for a little adventure – an overnight stay in a tree house. After arriving individually, we discussed the planning of the event during lunch and then faced the task of the day – an impulse chain.
We stood in front of four wooden tables that touched each other and were each marked with a different piece of paper. Written on them were: “steam”, “seesaw”, “lift” and “free fall”. These were the tasks of the respective table, with which a chain reaction was to take place.
We were then divided into two teams and each of the teams had to complete two of the tasks in one hour each. The teams were provided with old toys, wood, pipes, screws and other fastening materials. The great “tinkering and building” began and for two hours the teams went wild as each tried to successfully implement their team’s idea.
To everyone’s amazement, the end result was a complete success, because apart from one annoying little positioning error, we had actually made it! The chain worked perfectly until the end!
After this success, we celebrated with a barbecue, which turned into many funny conversations and ended with a half-frozen and smoked brox-team. So everyone went to their tree house and we embarked on the “sleeping in nature” experience.
The next morning we had breakfast together, philosophised about the correct use of silverware for honey-butter sandwiches, discussed what to use butter with and got to know “Broxy” our future team mascot (the owner doesn’t know about it yet).
Afterwards we went on a little Bingen-Rüdesheim tour. This started with a short boat trip across the Rhine, where we then took a small chair lift in Assmannshausen, first between gardens and then across small vineyards and forests towards the top station. There we started the hike through the Niederwald to various beautiful viewpoints, the theoretically pitch-black Magic Cave and the Niederwald monument, the Germania.
With growling stomachs, we started the journey home by cable car, with a stopover in an Italian restaurant. Re-energised, we returned by boat to our cars in Bingen, where we parted ways for the weekend.