2016 European Shaolin Culture Festival moved to 2017 Autumn.
The Songshan Shaolin Temple in China is the holy origin of Chan (Zen) -Buddhismus. It has a fixed internal structure and firm rules of Buddhism and its own tradition. To found an offshoot of the Shaolin Temple must fulfil certain preconditions. It must be permitted by S. H. Venerable Grand Master Shi Yongxin, abbot of the Shaolin Temple China with a written approval. The abbot of a branch temple can only be appointed by the abbot of the Shaolin Temple China. Without permission of the abbot of the Shaolin Temple China is any use of the name "Shaolin Temple" illegal.
The so-called "Shaolin Temple Europe" in Otterberg and "Shaolin Temple Kaiserslautern" in Kaiserslautern e.g. are both self-appointed temple. They have nothing to do with the Shaolin Temple China. They have also no Shaolin monk.
The only offshoot of the Shaolin Temple China in Germany is the Shaolin Temple Germany in Berlin since 2001.