Help with cultural events and renovate an old castle in Germany

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    25/02/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    ... if this field of activity sounds like the perfekt match for you, we are looking forward to welcome you for three weeks or longer to help us with diverse cultural events and restoring the old castle of Burgliebenau.

    We - the young family of Matthias, Dagny and our sons Johann and Ferdinand - are living and working in the castle of Burgliebenau. We are experienced in preservation and developement of old buildings and already restored the medieval settlement of the Teutonic Order in Buro (near Wittenberg) where we also organize cultural events. Matthias is the Chairman of the „Society for Historic Houses and Gardens of Saxony Anhalt“ and author of several historical books. Dagny is cultural manager for diverse events.
    We have had around 140 volunteers from exactly 30 nations in the past 3 years. For us an incredible experience and enrichment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Involved in this Workaway exchange, you can learn a lot about culture and history of Germany.
    Not only is the castle old, our family can also look back on hundreds of years of history.
    Since our work requires trips to different places and cities you are welcome to join us. We can help you with trip advices and travel plans to the nearby region. Here is the historical heart of Germany. This is where the first German king got his crown, worked the church reformer Martin Luther 500 years ago and where the BAUHAUS, the world's most important school for design and architecture of the 20th century, was founded a hundred years ago. Here in the small state of Saxony-Anhalt we have 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this density is unique in the world.

  • Help

    Help

    Events:
    At this time of the year we are having different interesting events: historical cooking classes, tastings with Live-Music, different speeches and guided tours, the big event in March is our annual "Middle German Marmalade Competition". So there is a lot of different things you can help us by these events.
    Restoration:
    We will work on the so-called "duke's room". Here we want to conjure up an enchanting baroque room from a boring socialist room. But there are also other small construction projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Deutsch, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Burgliebenau is a village in the middle of Germany in Saxony-Anhalt (the Country, where Martin Luther lived and worked 500 years ago). A large nearby City is Leipzig. The international airport Leipzig and good long-distance train connections make it easy for you to reach Burgliebenau.
    We are living closely together with our guests from all over the world. We cook together and share meals together in the family kitchen. Every guest has his own furnished bedroom.
    If you like to experience a very close family live and are willing to adapt to our way of living during your stay, you are welcome to our home.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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