The autumn rain could not deter the 25 visitors: a spontaneous decision was made to re-route the tour indoors where the guests were able to see the EBS Business School’s castle home at first hand. Since 1152, Schloss Reichartshausen was both the vineyard and the storage yard for the wine from nearby Kloster Eberbach which was temporarily stored here before beginning its journey to Cologne. The castle has been home to the EBS Business School since 1980. EBS founder, Professor Klaus Evard, bought the historical building for the oldest private business school in Germany.
President Professor Markus Ogorek told some tales out of school about his first day at the EBS and the impact this listed landmark had on him: “What we call “network” comes alive in the castle’s familiar atmosphere: you know each other, you get talking to each other and establish contacts for life.” After the tour, President of the Rotary Club, Professor Wolfgang Kasper, showed his delight at the successful event and thanked the organisers on behalf of all the guests. “You can literally feel the employees’ commitment, how proud they are to be part of this exceptional university.” Afterwards, the evening ended in a pleasant get-together in the Wingertsknorze in Oestrich-Winkel.