During the workcamp you will participate in two projects. A new sports ground was recently build in the community; in order to counterbalance the effects from that new construction onto nature, it is necessary to take care of the neighbouring meadows by transforming them into wet meadows. This is especially very important since lately summers have been very dry. It will be physical work and you should bring sturdy and ideally water proof shoes with you.The second project you ll be working in will include the restauration of a refuge. You will for example help redoing the roof and do some maintenance work at the barbecue area in front of the hut.
You will live in the centre of the village in the gym hall which is a suitable place since it has beds, showers and a kitchen to offer. The hall is also normally used for different kinds of activities, parties and events. All necessary things can be found in Schenkenzell itself (bakery, pharmacy, a little supermarket and a public swimming pool). For proper shopping there are bigger supermarkets around 5 km away.
Schenkenzell is a quite small community; nonetheless it has a lot to offer. It is a perfect starting point for excursions and hiking trips into the surrounding Black Forest. You can visit the brewery or cities like Freiburg and Strasbourg. Anyway, it may be most entertaining and interesting to get to know the local population throughout the weeks.NEXT AIRPORT: Karlsruhe (Baden-Baden), Stuttgart or Basel-Mulhouse.
In the middle of the Black Forest you can find a small and pretty community called Schenkenzell , which is about 750 years old and was mainly busy in mining and agriculture business and is known for its monastery and floating tree stems. Today Schenkenzell is more of a residential municipality and a destination for tourists i since the region is plastered with hiking trails and a well-known brewery is to be found in the next town. Even though agriculture and farming has almost died out completely, Schenkenzell is still surrounded by meadows and land. 10 km outside of the community you can find a biotope, formerly used as meadow for the animals. It will be the 5th time that Schenkenzell invites a workcamp and they are always very happy to welcome the volunteers.