12.09. – 25.09.2021 - 101 Years of Workcamps at Lohra Castle

Language: English, German
Age 18 +

This year Open Houses is supporting the revival of the anniversary campaign “100 years of workcamps” of 2020, which due to the COVID-19 emergency had to be postponed towards 2021. For this reason, Castle Lohra will be hosting a special workcamp which will be representative of the volunteering work camp culture in Germany.
In parallel to this workcamp, Lohra Castle will also be hosting a seminar with the presence of former camp leaders and participants representing other German youth organisations, where they will discuss the future of workcamps from the perspective of today’s young volunteers.
WORK: The participants of this workcamp will be providing support for this seminar while partaking in the activities organised jointly with the seminar participants.
LOCATION: The work camp will take place in the setting of Lohra Castle which is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle is located on the edge of a nature reserve area surrounded by an idyllic landscape of rolling hills. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra stretches back to the Middle Ages for more than a thousand years. 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.
ACCOMMODATION: Shared rooms in 3 guest houses,  warm shower (limited hot water), 1 camp kitchen (cold water)
REGION: Thuringia, Bleicherode (6 km), Nordhausen (20 km), Erfurt (75 km)
TERMINAL: Next bus station: Großlohra, Friedrichslohra/Wartehalle
Next railway stations: Gebra/Hainleite (5 km), Wolkramshausen (12 km).
Next airports: Leipzig/Halle (LEJ, 155 km)

Zur Anmeldung kommst du über die Datenbank zur Platzierung in Workcamps. Entgegen den Angaben in der Datenbank ist die Anmeldung kostenfrei!