Help with the non-profit restoration project of a Castle and its grounds in Thuringia, Germany

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We invite young people who are interested in restoration, gardening and cultural programs like theater, music-concerts and volunteer-projects.

    In 2007 a small group of enthusiastic people founded a non-profit-organization at a castle in the east-german countryside. They gave the place a new meaning by reviving it with art, theater and musical performances and simultaneously started renovating the castle and reshaping the surrounding grounds.

    In recent years the project expanded into the local community and the cultural landscape around the castle.

    Some mayor restoration works have been finished, while others are still in progress. in 2020 the main focus lies on the cultivation of a garden created according to historical plans dating back to the 16th century.

    The Castle lives through its inhabitants and its visitors. It is a cultural point of reference in the region. We would like to invite you to join us and to spread word on our activities in the region and beyond.

    For 2020, we are planning an international workcamp with up to 14 volunteers (half of them from Germany and half of them from the rest of the world). The main tasks of the camp are construction works on the to-be visitors center of the historic garden. The work to be done will be 100% manual work and requires no previous knowledge. We will surround the walls of the building with compressed concrete and we will pigment the concrete layers to realize a mottling effect. The camp will be held in august (1st of August until 15th of August 2020).

    We have hosted several workcamps in recent years. Every single camp was a wonderful experience for the participants as well as for the hosts.

    Please note: We don't know how the Covid-19-situation will develop during the next months. Germany as to date (5th of May) has about 33thousand active corona-cases. Nevertheless we are located in a rural area and we are not a so-called hot-spot. Our administrative district with about 70.000 inhabitants has 6 active virus-cases according to the statistics of our federal state of Thuringia. At the moment, cases are declining due to strict social distancing regulations.

    We sincerely hope we can host a camp this year so we'd like to encourage you to apply. However, we can not give a guarantee, that the camp takes place, so please be cautious in booking flights or buying train tickets. The german government has issued a travel warning for german citizens until 14th of June which we would apply vice versa on Incoming volunteers. We will keep you updated on this page.

    Please stay safe and healthy!

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Sprachen praktizieren
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will definitely learn a lot. But it will also depend on your own. We consider self-organization, cooperation and exchange in group-dynamics the most important and enriching forms of increasing your own skills to unexpected levels.
    Sure you will learn something about different handcrafts and find out about the joy to create art in exchange with other people. Possibly you can do theater, music, painting, sculpturing... any kind of art which inspires you! It will be up to you!

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    The tasks could be physically demanding.

    You have to care for yourself, and your help as well as your leisure time will be decided upon by yourself or collectively as a group (if we host some more volunteers at one time).

    Nevertheless we can ensure that you will be having a great time at the castle not only in your time off, but also during the tasks carried out together.

    If you are open-minded, not older than 25, you like to meet new people, enjoy accomplishing something for the greater good and want to help create this visitors center together with the inhabitants of the castle, then you are in the right place!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    german, english, french, spanish

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    You will be accommodated at the Castle. Depending from the time you will join us, you will have a room by your own, or you will have to share it with some other volunteers. However, we will always have a comfortable place for you.
    We have one kitchen and we 're cooking mainly together. This castle lives through the inhabitants and its visitors. So everyone is seen as an active part in keeping this beautiful place alive.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The next airport is Airport Halle/Leipzig. You can then reach us by train. The castle is located in a village in the northern part of thuringia/germany. The next train station is in a distance of 7 km. There will always be someone to pick you up. Besides, at the Castle there are always some bikes are available, so that you can easily go around by yourself. The village itself has a small bakery and there are some more shops nearby in the next towns, also available by bike.
    Your time off you can enjoy by staying at the castle ('cause there is always something going on) or you can take time to have an excursion to some of the many interesting places and sites around. In this area of thuringia there are a lot of old castle ruins, lovely hills with roads for daylong hiking. In a village nearby you can also go for a swim. If you need some days out of the countryside, you can reach the city of Erfurt (regional capital) by train in an hour.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

This place is growing by your hands! Thanks to everyone and let's get started to new projects!
shadow-theater
shadow-theater
the stage waiting for its artists...
there is always something to celebrate!
Our "Secret Garden" is growing! This is part of our great work we did with your help!
The sports field invites to play football!
Working with clay. Restoration of the ceilings of some rooms in the castle with traditional techniques.
On the way to swimming.
Departure for a trip.
One of our dining rooms, if it is raining.
Good and enough food is always important for a good living together... :)
This area behind the Castle is the current project of us, it is supposed to become a beautiful garden.





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