Number of volunteers:20
Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1,000 years old. Today, it includes twenty buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a Romanesque chapel, a manor house from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, exhibitions, concerts and other activities with international participants took place in the castle.
Nearby the youth accommodation houses that are part of Lohra Castle complex there is a camping site which can be used by youth groups. A former agricultural building will be rebuilt into a sanitary house for campers. Therefore it is necessary to construct a water line to this building. An excavator will dig the line and the volunteers will accompany this work by collecting stones and bringing in an insulating layer of sand. They will also help to dig small parts where the excavator does not reach. Later they will, under the guidance of a craftsman, lay the water pipes and put afterwards the material which had been dig out back into the ditch and close the line. The remaining material will be used to level the ground at other parts of the castle area. Besides that the volunteers will take care of the nearby located natural protected area, a huge meadow with old scattered fruit trees, that was for a long time out of maintenance. The participants will collect stones and branches covered under the grass to enable to mow and collect the grass and afterwards level the ground.
LOCATION: Next towns: Bleicherode (6 km), Nordhausen (20 km), Erfurt (75 km) Region: Thuringia TERMINAL: Next bus station: Großlohra, Friedrichslohra/Wartehalle Next railway stations: Gebra/Hainleite (5 km), Wolkramshausen (12 km). Next airports: Leipzig/Halle (LEJ, 155 km), Frankfurt/Main (FRA, 280 km), Berlin (TXL, SXF, 300 km
shared rooms with 2 - 5 beds in 3 guest houses, warm shower (limited hot water), 1 camp kitchen (cold water), coal-burning stoves
Associazione di Promozione Sociale
Via Buonarroti 39, 00185, ROMA
+39 06 8841880
+39 06 84242487
+39 06 88983462
Fax +39 06 88 41 859
Lunaria è riconosciuta e sostenuta dalla Commissione Europea, nell'ambito del programma Erasmus+, come network informale di rilevanza europea. Né la Commissione Europea né le le sue Agenzie sono responsabili del contenuto di questo sito.
Lunaria dal 1997 è la sede del Segretariato internazionale del network Alliance of European Voluntary Service.
Uno dei molteplici impegni di rete dell’associazione, che ci vede coinvolti tra collaborazioni locali e globali.