Take a Break at the Fountain – Kastel-Staadt

Take a Break at the Fountain – Kastel-Staadt

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Soort werk
Natuur, Restauratie
14 t/m 27 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

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Come to Kastel-Staadt and help this community to turn a fountain and historic washing place into an attractive resting area for hikers. Kastel-Staadt is a village with a rich cultural heritage (the name comes from a Roman castell that used to be here). It is situated on a rocky outcrop above the Saar valley. The regionally famous hiking trail "Felsenpfad" leads around the village over rocks, steep slopes and passes many cultural heritages. You will work together with local volunteers to convert the historic washing place into an attractive resting place for the thousands of hikers, who walk this trail every year. The former washing place is located at a spring in the forest, about 100m from the village. The old red sandstone washing stones are still there, but the place is no longer in use. You will upgrade it by setting up: • a spring catchment • dry stone walls; • benches and tables, etc. This way, hikers can take a break here in the shade, children can play by the water and the historic site will be revitalised. Smaller other work tasks will be added as needed. The work will be led by a professional instructor, so no previous experience is needed. You will work 30 hours per week, and your group will commonly decide on how to spend your free time.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

You will live and sleep in the former school which is the community centre now. You can use the large hall (one area for sleeping and one as living room). A full equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, toilets and a shower are provided. In the same building, the local youth have a room to meet and the music ensemble practices in the attic. It is a listed historic building designed by a famous German architect in 1840 as a village school. Camp beds or mattresses will be provided, but please bring a sleeping bag. Outside the community centre, you have plenty of space to play games and sports. Volunteers will cook together and share kitchen and cleaning tasks.

Locatie en vrije tijd

Kastel-Staadt is a small village (400 inhabitants) on a rocky plateau high above the Saar. The place has a long history: there was a Roman fort and a fortified settlement here even before the first century. Many sights, such as a Roman amphitheatre for over 3,000 spectators and a hermitage from the middle age can be found in Kastel-Staadt. The border Germany-Luxemburg is not far (10km airline). Due to its location on this rocky plateau, the place is somewhat isolated today. There is almost no public transport; the road ends in the village. The nearest bakery and pubs are 5km (and 200 metres in altitude), the nearest supermarket 10km away. Therefore, be prepared that only a few excursions will be possible. Much of the free time is spent in nature (the region is perfect for hiking) or in common activities with the local population. But you will certainly visit Saarburg, a small town with a castle, a medieval town centre, a famous waterfall and mills, vineyards, many tourists, a swimming pool, a chairlift and a summer toboggan run and much more.


The village of Kastel-Staadt is asking for the support of international volunteers for the first time this year. They have had the idea for this project for several years, but so far the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented its realisation. They are all the more pleased that it will work in 2022. The village community has developed many projects to make the place attractive and lively. Your work project is another piece in the mosaic of this concept. Besides the work, however, the encounters are just as important. So be prepared to get deeply involved in village life. Apply now to support us and join the first international workcamp in the village of Kastel-Staadt!


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers need to be either fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be at least 28 days old and max 90 days old).


Take a Break at the Fountain – Kastel-Staadt


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Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.

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