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Welcome to NOC(G)
Naval Outdoor Centre (Germany)

The Naval Outdoor Centre (Germany) is the Navy's Adventurous and Challenging activities Centre situated in the beautiful Allgäu area of Bavaria, Southern Germany. Its aim is to provide members of the Naval Service an opportunity to participate in Adventurous activities and in doing so expose individuals to risk occasionally operating outside of their comfort zones. We achieve this by offering you the opportunity to participate in winter and summer based activities over a the week.

The first surprise for many will be the fact that personal contributions will be ₤0, that’s right nothing!! We are supported by both the RN/RM Sports Lottery and the RN/RM Charity, so join today!



All students are reminded that they MUST be in possesion of an in date EHIC card.
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Summer Activities
(May - Oct)

> Mountain Biking
> Climbing
> Mountaineering
> Klettersteiging
> Kayaking
> Canoeing
> AT Proficiency Courses
NOCG summer sports



Winter Activities
(Dec - April)

> Skiing
> Novice
> Intermediate
> Advanced
> Instructor
NOCG summer sports



Contact the Naval Outdoor Centre (Germany)


A: NOC(G), Box 2021, BFPO 105
T: 0049 8324 973415/953540
M: 0049 1735184607

E: NAVY-PERS-NOCGNCO@mod.uk



The Accommodation - Haus Schwaben


Nocg Student Accommodation at Haus Schwaben Haus Schwaben provides the venue offering a warm friendy welcome at a traditional English run guest house for all participants.

Haus Schwaben also offers RN/RM Families accommodation during leave periods.

The Easter 2014 Familes Package is now full. Successful applicants will be contacted in due course.

Applications for the Christmas 2014 Familes Package are now being taken, you can download the form here >
Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost me?
If you are a serving member of the RN/RM there is no cost. We will provide you with travel to and from Dover to the Centre, your food and accommodation, equipment, instruction etc.  If you want to do other activities there may be additional costs but this will be explained at the opening brief. If you are thinking of participating or organising a bespoke package then the minimal amount will be £50 plus any additional cost required to meet your aspirations.

What happens if I'm not a member of the RN/RM Sports Lottery?
We endeavour to give priority to members of the Sports Lottery, so join today and reap the benefits straight away. To join the RN/RM Sport Lottery simply ring 02392 723806 / 9380 23806 or email prnsportslot@btconnect.com with your name and service number. It's as simple as that!

How do I book?
Fill in the online booking form and submit it. Booking forms are available to download online or hard copies should be held in your PT Office. Failing that email NAVY-PERS-NOCGNCO@mod.uk giving as much detail as possible including contact details so that we can get back to you. If you cannot get on the internet please ring on 0049 8324 973415/953540.

So I have identified the week seen there's spare places and submitted my booking form what happens next?
Once we have received your booking form we will reply by email, or ring you if you don't have access to a computer, confirming your requirement and confirming your booking. Approx 1 month prior to attending we will send you a calling email with all the relevant detail and administration instruction for your week. You are responsible for informing us of any change that will effect your booking and could face a £50 penalty if you do not inform us in time or with a valid reason for non attendance.

Can I come with my family?
NOC(G) offers RN/RM Families accommodation during Easter and Christmas leave periods. Applications for the Christmas 2014 Familes Package are now being taken, you can download the form here >  

Is this the same if I am planning a bespoke package?
Firstly contact us to discuss your aspirations before submitting your booking form.  Your bespoke packages must be centred around a recognised AT activity and for a minimum of 8 personnel.  In order for us to help you plan this you need to contact us at with as long a lead in time as possible.  

What happens if I want to make my own travel arrangements?
No problem just let us know, you will not get a discount though.  If you want to fly we would recommend flying into Memmingen (Munich West) airport, you will then need to make your own way from there. www.ryanair.com offer very cheap flights from Stansted or you can fly to Stuttgart but we will not pick you up from there.  The trains are excellent and on time so that may be a consideration.

What kit do I need?
The administration Order you will receive on confirmation of your booking will include a complete kit list.  We will provide all the relevant AT equipment for all the activities.

Sounds great when can I come?
Go to the online calendar and identify a week that you fancy, if there are vacancies, clear it with your Boss and submit the booking form. Clearly the sooner you book the sooner we can confirm it, however, we will take your booking, if there are vacancies up until the Friday before, if in doubt contact us. There are inevitable last minute cancellations so why not try ringing us for the latest availability, you my be lucky!

I've got AT Qualifications, can I help as an instructor?
Yes, simply get in contact with details of your AT qualifications and dates you can be spared and we will use you, for free!
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