Help with cultural events and renovate an old castle in Germany

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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.

  • 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 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

    Help

    At this time of the year we are having different interesting events: historical cooking classes, Whisky-Tasting with Live-Music, different speeches and guided tours, the big events in November our annual "Gingerbread-Festivals" and finally on 23rd of November the opening of our Christmas-Exhibition "Little Lord Fountleroy". So there is a lot of different things you can help us by these events.
    At this time there will not be major contruction work, but we might use some time to finish some details from summer-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.

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    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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