Duitsland | Natuur en thema

Samen met 11 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 14 dagen naar een natuur en themaproject.
Het project duurt van 28 juli t/m 11 augustus.

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The practical part consists of three elements: Over years international volunteers restored a system of historical paths at Belvedere Park, based on plans from the early 19th century carefully searching for remains of the original paths which disappeared several decades ago, and uncovered and restored their tracks. This works will be continued and shall be finished. Another part of the group will carry out – alternating from day to day – maintenance works in other parks and gardens of the site “Classical Weimar”, to support so Weimar Classic Foundation in works that can be undertaken only manually, such as cutting long-grass meadows on slopes. At the same time the volunteers gain a detailed and varied knowledge about the different parks and gardens of the World Heritage site and the challenges in managing them. A third group will work at the "kitchen garden" that had been arranged in the 19th century as a combined fruit, vegetable and flower garden. The dry stone walls as the formative element of the garden are ruinous. In the frame of the project the first steps towards the restoration of the dry stone walls will be undertaken: Plants that damage the walls will be carefully taken away, the walls will be documented, the stones that had fallen down over decades will be collected, their original places determined, smaller areas will be restored and the cap stones will be placed back. The works will be guided by a bricklayer specialised on historic walls and traditional techniques. The educational part of the project will inform the volunteers about the background of the project, provide knowledge about historical garden and park architecture, traditional gardening and other related topics and will include lectures and guided tours about “Classical Weimar” as well as excursions to related heritage sites. The possibility of free entrance to museums and exhibitions enables individual study. As in all years since 2012, also the 2018 project will be carried out in the frame of the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers initiative.
shared 6- or 8 bed rooms in a hostel in the city, 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.
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the small town of Weimar in Thuringia saw a remarkable cultural flowering. Enlightened ducal patronage attracted many leading German writers, composers and artists to the town, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller and Franz Liszt, thus making Weimar the cultural centre of Europe at that time. This development is reflected in the high quality of many of the buildings and parks in the surrounding area. “Classical Weimar” was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998, the 20th site in Germany to be recognised as World Heritage. “Classical Weimar” comprises twelve individual buildings and ensembles, all of which portray tangible and intangible elements of Classical Weimar’s cultural heritage. Weimar’s City Castle, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Goethe’s and Schiller’s residences, the Town Church, the Ducal Vault with the Historic Cemetery and many others are included on the World Heritage List. Weimar’s historical parks and gardens connect the historical buildings and their surrounding grounds and are a key feature in the “Classical Weimar” collection: the Park on the Ilm with the Roman House and Goethe’s Garden House, Belvedere Park with its Castle and Orangery, Tiefurt Park and Castle and Ettersburg Park and Castle. The European Heritage Volunteers Project “Parks and Gardens of Classical Weimar” has been taking place since 2012 aiming to combine practical work to restore and maintain the cultural landscape with heritage education and the promotion of the idea of volunteering for heritage.
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 – Parks and Gardens of Classical Weimar




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)


18 t/m 35 jaar



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