10.08. - 31.08.2019

VJF 4.1 Medieval-Camp #3: Who had been Luther and Cranach? German Reformation History and Tiny-House-Workshop


Type: RENO/ENVI Places: 10 vols Teamer: 2

Location: Lutherstadt-Wittenberg Terminal: Halle/Leipzig or Berlin

Info: www.bauhauscampus.orgwww.facebook.com/tinyhouseuniversitywww.lutherstadt-wittenberg.de/kultur/luthergedenkstaetten/cranach-hoefe


Work: During the 1st week of your workcamp a creative workshop is planned, under the instruction of an artist. You will work creatively with colours, paper and fabrics in the rooms of the Cranach Courtyards. You will get the opportunity to learn more about the story of Luther and Cranach. In the next two weeks, you will do construction and maintenance works in the forest of Wittenberg, like repairing and building wooden constructions on playgrounds, renewing fences or animal enclosures. Volunteers should be prepared to be flexible and take part in any work that will support the project. During the weeks outside you will go to the work by bike every day.

Accommodation: You will live in 2-3 bedrooms. Bed linen will be provided, there is no need to bring a sleeping bag.

Special requirements: You must be able to ride a bicycle!



12.07. - 04.08.2019

VJF 4.2 German Division & ROCK AM DENKMAL: History Lab Meets Music Festival


Type: ENVI/STUDY Places: 8 vols Teamer: 1

Location: Hötensleben Terminal: Berlin or Hannover

Info: www.grenzdenkmal.com


Background: The village of Hötensleben is situated directly on the former border between Eastern and Western Germany. The village was part of an exclusion zone, people were only allowed to enter it with special permission. Walls, barbed wire fences, fenced dog's areas, watchtowers and command posts were established to prevent illegal border crossings. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the border fortification was preserved by a local association, called Grenzdenkmalverein (Border Memorial Association). A section of 400 m of the former fortification system can still be visited today and makes history alive.

Work: The main work of the group will be maintenance and clearing works of the meadows, remove plants from historical structures and areas. Besides, there will be several study parts, such as a twoday History Lab at the Marienborn Memorial to German Division. You will go on excursions to learn more about the period of the German division and visit places on both sides of the border. You will also help to run a local festival in the village.

Accommodation: You will live in the former village hall, in different comfortable sleeping rooms, with a well-equipped kitchen.