Duitsland | Constructie en thema

Samen met 11 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 13 dagen naar een constructie en themaproject.
Het project duurt van 28 juli t/m 10 augustus.

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The volunteers will support the conservation and restoration of both heritage objects – Fundgrube Wolfgang Maßen and Schindlers Werk. The works on both sites will go parallel, and the volunteers will be able during the project duration to alternate between the two working groups. At Fundgrube Wolfgang Maßen the volunteers will work as well in the underground as in the wheelhouse and its surroundings. They will support the driving of an underground tunnel, will survey and document underground works in the area and excavate the so-called "Mehlführung" from 1863, a kind of dressing site. In case of bad weather works in the wheel chamber will be possible, too. At Schindlers Werk the volunteers will carry out securing and maintenance works at the coachman's house, the long house (“Langes Haus”) that was housing former stables and the carpentry workshop, at the houses 3, 5 and 6 as well as maintenance works at the already secured Black Casino. Furthermore, they will prepare respectively establish the crucible furnace area of the works for exhibition purposes as well as setting up a new archive room and rearrange the factory archives. In the frame of the educational part various guided tours, excursions and lectures will be organised so that the volunteers can gain a comprehensive and detailed inside view into the historic Ore Mountains Mining Region and in particular in the Schneeberg Mining Landscape, its potentials and the challenges to rescue, conserve and revitalise it. The project will be carried out in the frame of the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers initiative.
shared rooms with beds, warm showers, toilets, The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that everybody will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if you could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.
Located in the Western Ore Mountains, the Schneeberg Mining Landscape is one of the seventeen Saxon component parts of the UNESCO World Heritage nomination Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region. In the 19th century, the mine Fundgrube Wolfgang Maßen was one of the most important cobalt mines in Saxony. This created the prerequisite for some exceptional technical installations which by the beginning of the 19th century led to the construction of a major ore dressing work on the mining site. Of the mine complex, the stamp mill building, the administration and assembly building, the foreman’s house, the mine forge and remains of the hoisting house and power house have been preserved. Restoration works are on-going at the stamp mill of the mine including the underground stamp wheel house since 2004. A miners’ association is responsible for the care and maintenance of the mill. The closely associated Schindlers Werk Smalt Works is a rare example of an extraordinary well-preserved processing site and colony for cobalt blue production of the 17th to 19th centuries with all production facilities as well as social and administrative infrastructure. It bears testimony to the blue dye sector of the Ore Mountains which was one of the most important production pillars of mining in the region and enjoyed a long period of domination in Europe. It is the last smalt works of the Ore Mountains, which produced the famous cobalt blue dye from 1649 to the middle of the 19th century and from then until today ultramarine pigment. The structure of a typical blue dye factory, grouped around an inner courtyard and a manor house, is largely preserved. It includes all production, administrative, residential and agricultural buildings from the 17th to the 20th century. Some of the buildings are exposed to short or medium-term risks. A first programme for the preservation and reconstruction of the static structures and the roofs is initiated. In 2017, a mining association was founded to support maintenance work and develop a sustainable concept for the reuse of the whole area.
European Heritage Volunteers
Motivation letter related to the project and CV + photo required
Motivation letter related to the project and CV + photo required

World Heritage Volunteers – Historic Mining Region Ore Mountains




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)


18 t/m 35 jaar



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