Help renovate an old castle in Germany - heritage preservation - cultural events




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    ... 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 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Involved in this kind of work, you can learn a lot about culture and history of Germany. 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 of five world UNESCO heritage places in our state.

  • Help


    We need help with several projects in the old castle of Burgliebenau, founded 800 years ago
    - restorating the big Huntinghall
    - renovate guest rooms and a bar
    - plastering, restoring windows, carpentry
    - creating a historic kitchengarden
    - clearing the area around the castle and develop a small park
    - preparing and helping with our cultural events

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Deutsch, English

  • Accommodation


    Burgliebenau is a village in the middle of Germany in Saxony-Anhalt (the Country, where Martin Luther lived and worked 500 years ago). Nearby Cities are Halle (Birthtown oft he composer Handel) and Leipzig. The international airport Leipzig/Halle 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.

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    • 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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