Terms of participation

By booking our events, you agree to the terms of participation listed here.


Participation in all hikes, mushroom portraits, workshops and other training courses is always at your own risk. Each participant is responsible for his or her own actions, in particular for compliance with current legislation (such as forest and nature conservation laws). Entering the forest and eating mushrooms after the end of the event is at your own risk.

Mushroom finds cannot be guaranteed at our events due to weather fluctuations. Nevertheless, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the realm of fungi.

Our events are not canceled in the event of rain or drought - only in the event of severe weather forecasts or heavy rain in the excursion area. All events are primarily educational and are not intended for picking mushrooms for personal consumption. Nevertheless, small quantities of edible mushrooms found on site can be collected for personal consumption.

We reserve the right to cancel events due to insufficient numbers of participants or for other important reasons for which we are not responsible (e.g. sudden illness of the speaker, force majeure). In this case, any participation fees you have paid will be refunded. The minimum number of participants for weekend seminars, weekly courses and mushroom portraits is 10, for the "Pilzcoach-Ausbildung" and educational hikes 8.

Booking / Cancellation

By booking the respective offer you are bindingly registered. You will receive a confirmation email. As a rule, you will not receive a reminder email unless described otherwise. Therefore, please make a note of the date in your calendar.

  • Cancellation is possible up to 14 days before the start of the course at the latest - the cancellation costs amount to 50% of the course fee. If you pass on or sell your ticket because you are unable to attend yourself, please provide us with the contact details of the new participant. 
  • If you cancel within 14 days before the start of the event, the full participation fee must be paid.
  • If you do not show up for the seminar, the full participation fee will be charged.

In special cases, Pilzschule Brandenburg reserves the right to waive cancellation fees and/or invite participants to alternative dates.


Dogs can only be brought along after consultation with the Pilzschule Brandenburg and must be kept on a leash by the owner (especially in the forest). Dogs are not permitted in certain conference locations.

Photos of educational hikes and sending photos for mushroom identification

Photos taken during the event may be used by the Pilzschule Brandenburg for advertising purposes / website / flyers etc. If you do not agree, please inform the organizer explicitly before the start of the event. Mushroom advice cannot be given on the basis of photos. Please use the services of the local mushroom consultations. For photos that are nevertheless sent to the Pilzschule Brandenburg for mushroom identification, we acquire the right to publish or process them as part of the work of the Pilzschule Brandenburg.


Documentation and documents provided as part of the events are protected by copyright and, unless otherwise agreed in writing, may not be reproduced, reprinted, translated or passed on to third parties, not even in part.