From the beginning, Martin Gruber wanted to establish a location in Birach that combines artistic work with high standards and international diversity. Theater performances take place in Birach regularly, folk theater pieces as well as artistic experiments. Artists from Asia, the U.S., South America, Russia, and from international productions use the spaces and the special atmosphere for rehearsals before their projects are presented at festivals and on theater stages all over the world. But also the established cultural traditions of the surrounding areas have been from the beginning part of life at Birach: village festivals, “Hoagarten” (a special Bavarian event where different folk musicians and music groups perform), and other traditional music events are celebrated here. Martial arts and Birach are connected by a long history: For 30 years Nobuyuki Watanabe taught Aikido here every year. In addition, training programs and workshops for the performing arts, bodywork, and martial arts are conducted here, and training programs in the Talmi-Methode® have been taking place here since 2004. You can find more information under Kunstbetrieb Birach.