MIDDLE AGE BUILDING WORK IN THE 21ST CENTURY
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- ijgd 27311
Brnau is an idyllic location in between the German/Czech border and the Upper Palatinate Forest. The work on this project can at times be physically demanding.
- Code : ijgd 27311
- Dispo : 1M / 2F (Total Part 16)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 16 - 26
The historical Brnau-Tachov park is a new archaeological open-air museum (opened in 2011), which invites its guests to take a trip through time to the daily life of people living in the 9th to the 13th centuries. During the tour, you can wander through an early-middle-aged Slavic village, scale an 11th century motte castle and arrive at a high middle-aged settlement. Under the guidance of trained professionals, a 1:1 reconstruction of middle-aged houses from this time have been, and will continue to be, built. You will get involved with the construction of these wooden houses with loam and wattle walls and thatched roofs, and on the shaping of the natural and landscape area. Besides this, youaeuroll be helping to organise a museum festival both for children and the rest of the family.
Youaeuroll be staying in sheltered accommodation with beds near to the historical park. You will prepare and cook meals in groups.
There are several opportunities for day trips aeuro( for example to the concentration camp memorial in Flossenbrg, the KTB Geo-Centre (Drilling Tower) in Windischeschenbach or to the public observatory in Tirschenreuth. You could even visit out neighbours in the Czech Republic (Pilsen, Prague, Eger). In Brnau itself there is the German Knopfmuseum (button museum) and the Waldfreibad Altglashtte (outdoor pool complex). Brnau is difficult to reach with public transport, so youaeuroll need to be prepared to use your talents to organise trips. Youaeuroll be able to book a bus to use for travelling.
Waterproof work clothes are absolutely necessary, since the work will take place outside.
After Worldwar II pupils from Hanover organised the first workcamps aiming to promote reconstruction, to reduce negative stereotypes through international encounters and to envisage new democratic forms of living together. In addition to workcamps, other activities have become part of the work over time. These are organised by six offices of ijgd and additional project offices. Young people can take part in mid-term and long-term voluntary services in Germany and abroad. The fields of activity include social and ecological service as well as heritage protection.
The work of ijgd is funded by state and federal subsidies as well as from other public institutions.
Encouraging intercultural understanding has remained one of the main focuses. Ijgd enables people to actively create community life while giving them the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Ijgd invites all interested people to join projects working for the communal good!
Self-Organization is spelt with a capital S at ijgd! It purposely foregoes a camp day that is organized by its participants in lieu of a completely pre-organized one. A readiness for active participation in the group is expected from all participants. The group organizes everything about the camp, this includes grocery shopping, cooking, deciding what to do with free time, as well as all other activities of the camp.