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Duitsland | Thema en restauratie

Duitsland | Thema en restauratie

Ga aan de slag als vrijwilliger tijdens een groepsproject in Duitsland. Dit project vindt plaats van 30 juli t/m 22 augustus en biedt ruimte aan 7 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 26 jaar. Je gaat werkzaamheden uitvoeren gericht op thema.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 50.

In this workcamp you will be looking intensively at the division of Germany and the issues of peace, democracy and international understanding. The small town of Hötensleben in Saxony-Anhalt was located within the 2km exclusion zone that was set up along the 1,400km-long border to West Germany by the GDR after the Second World War. Due to the constant state surveillance and the various armed forces, life there was even more restricted than it already was in the GDR. The border, which was made of walls, barbed-wire fences and watchtowers, was monitored by border guards and dogs. Mines and self-shot systems were designed to prevent people from the GDR from escaping to the West. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, dedicated citizens of Hötensleben democratically campaigned for the preservation of a 350m-long section of the border complex, which is now a listed building. The facilities are open to the public and visitors can find out more and book guided tours at the Hötensleben Border Memorial Association. The association's educational work also includes inviting young people from all over the world to an international workcamp which takes place every year and strives for peace, democracy and international understanding. This year you can be part of this workcamp and, together with your fellow participants, support the Border Memorial Association with maintenance and repair work on the border facilities, as well as with the maintenance of the site (cutting the grass, weeding and clearing the surrounding areas). Study Component Alongside the practical activities on the grounds, there is an extensive study component to the camp. This includes a 2-day history workshop in the „Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Helmstedt Marienborn“ (Helmstedt Marienborn Memorial of German Division), a visit to the Bundestag in Berlin and various historical and regional tours in the surrounding areas

Accommodatie en maaltijden

You will be staying in 3 bedrooms in a village community centre, with a communal kitchen, a large living area and use of the garden with its barbecue. The group will prepare and cook meals together.

Locatie en vrije tijd

Hötensleben is a small place with around 2,500 inhabitants. The village community is looking forward to the workcamp and to the international exchange that will take place. There will be many activities organised by local clubs available to you, such as the volunteer fire service and the sports club. During the camp, excursions will be planned for you – you will visit a middle-aged town (Quedlinburg or Goslar) and the Schöningen Research Museum. Besides this, you will be taken on a guided bike tour through the open-cast mining area of the former lignite mine. A highlight around this time of year is the “Rock am Rathaus” festival, which takes place right by your front door. The swimming baths in Schönigen, the outdoors swimming pool in the Wackersleben district and the sports facilities belonging to the sports club are all open to you free of charge. There will be bikes available for you to use to go on trips to nearby areas. Grenzdenkmalverein Hötensleben (Hötensleben Border Memorial Assocation): Dorfgemeinschaftshaus (Village Community Centre): Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Helmstedt Marienborn (Helmstedt Marienborn Memorial of German Division): Forschungsmuseum Schöningen (Schöningen Research Museum):


- This work camp has an extensive study component which deals with current German history and the topic of "German division" - You need to be able to ride a bike - Basic knowledge of German is an advantage, but not a requirement for participation


There is an additional administration fee of 50 € for participants who are not from Germany.


Overcoming borders – commitment to peace and democracy


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Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

7 (3 mannen en 4 vrouwen)


18 t/m 26 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 50



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