Remscheid – Evangelische Stiftung Tannenhof

The Protestant Tannenhof Foundation was founded on the initiative of Georg Wilhelm Hafner, later President of the Protestant Church in Rhineland. From the beginning, the ministration was intended for people with emotional disorders or disabilities. The foundation established the third Deaconess Mother House and the second Deacon Institution in the Rhineland region.

Following the reforms in psychiatry in the 1970s, the institution was transformed into a modern specialized hospital for psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatics and neurology and it took over the mandatory psychiatric care services for the cities of Wuppertal and Remscheid with a total of about 500,000 inhabitants.

In the 1980s, socio-psychiatric impulses were taken up and an independent care home section was developed. Today, with the challenges of inclusion, decentralization and structural renewal is actively promoted.

The diaconal community of the Protestant Tannenhof Foundation and the Protestant church community within the Tannenhof foundation provide the diaconal profile for the entire foundation.


Educational opportunities within the scope of "Bildungswege im Diakonat" (courses of education)

  Deaconess training
Theological-diaconal education
Rotation/Duration/Hours annually / 2 years / 1,220 hours annually
External participation up to 12 students possible, 75 Euro tuition per month possible
Qualification Deacon / ordination  
Certificate Deacon examination; precondition for filling a post  
Content overview Bible studies 20 hrs., AT 100 hrs., NT 100 hrs.,
Dogmatics 80 hrs., Pastoral Care 100 hrs., Religious Education 100 hrs., Youth Ministry / Christian Education 100 hrs., Ethics 50 hrs.,
Ecumenism 50 hrs., Diaconia 100 hrs., Devotions 30 hrs.


  • Oasis days within the scope of our training and further education facility
  • Introduction day for new employees


  • Workshops
  • One-day events
Contact Provost Pastor Uwe Leicht, telephone +49 2191 121100

Remscheid – Evangelische Stiftung Tannenhof

Remscheider Str. 76
42899 Remscheid

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