Naval Outdoor Centre Germany

Naval Outdoor Centre Germany

The Naval Outdoor Centre Germany (NOCG) is the Naval Service Adventurous and Challenging Activities Centre. Situated in the beautiful Allgäu area of Bavaria, Germany, its aim is to present challenges in adventurous activities and in doing so, expose personnel to risk in a controlled environment, in preparation for the demands of their operational working roles.

Attendees participate in winter and summer based activities over five day training packages that stretch comfort zones and tests mental and physical fortitude.

Needless to say, NOCG is a much sought-after and thriving asset that comprehensively underpins the development of the Service’s people and is vital in the development of the Moral Component of Operational Capability.

Naval Outdoor Centre Germany

Naval Outdoor Centre
Kurze G. 18
87541 Bad Hindelang
Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 00:00-24:59
Tuesday 00:00-24:59
Wednesday 00:00-24:59
Thursday 00:00-24:59
Friday 00:00-24:59
Saturday 00:00-24:59
Sunday 00:00-24:59

What NOCG Offers

We offer a wide range of Foundation Courses including for: canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and trekking, as well as a fully loaded multi activity week that features an introduction to them all, with some klettersteig thrown in.

Whilst multi activity gives students a chance to sample all of the activities that the centre has to offer, our Foundation Courses provides more depth in an individual discipline, laying the bedrock to progress on to become an instructor.

Summer Activities at NOCG

Our summer program takes place from May to October each year.

They are provided across a number of disciplines, for all levels of abilities and proficiency in each:

There are also courses for Klettersteiging, (think "Go Ape" but on an exposed cliff face), and AT Proficiency Courses.

Clothing and Equipment

Whether you are attending in summer or winter, you will need to make sure you bring your:

  • - Service ID Card (Essential)
  • - Passport
  • - In date GHIC card (an in date EHIC is currently still acceptable)

Please also be aware that there is no ATM (cash machine) on site. You will need to ensure you have sufficient funds for the duration of your stay, whether in cash (Euros) or with valid credit and/or debit cards.

You will also need to bring a range of personal kit and equipment to suit the season you're attending the NOCG.

Summer Kit

We will provide mid and outer layer clothing and all technical equipment but you must bring the following kit of your own:

  • Sturdy waterproof footwear/walking boots and walking socks
  • Hat and gloves
  • Fleece jacket, waterproof jacket (non military)
  • Base layers/ T shirts (non cotton)
  • Shorts and outdoor trousers for activities (no denim)
  • Trainers (no pumps as they will get wet during some activities)
  • Padded cycle shorts (a worthwhile investment)
  • Long-sleeved t-shirts (required for mountain biking)
  • Flask, water bottle or camelback
  • Day sack with chest strap/belt (30 litre min)
  • Wash and shaving kit with towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Civilian clothing with appropriate warm weather jacket for the evenings
  • PT and swimming attire

Winter Kit

You may bring your own personal ski equipment for instructor's approval, but your kit must conform to the following rules:

  • Jackets must be blue
  • Pants must be black or grey

You will also need to bring the following clothing and equipment:

  • Base layers to wear under ski clothing
  • Thermal Underclothing
  • Personal Ski Socks
  • Wash and shaving equipment and towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Civilian clothing with appropriate warm weather jacket for the evenings
  • Swimwear for sauna and evening activities
  • Flask for hot drink (non essential)