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OH-G02 ALEMANIA Weimar CULT 28/07/2018 10/09/2018

Guest Guiding Classical Weimar | OH-G02 | 2018-07-28 - 2018-09-10 | CULT | Age: 20 - 70


Open Houses

Work: The complex of Belvedere Orangery and the associated buildings had been restored by Weimar Classic Foundation during the last years and was reopened in 2015. In the former Garden Inspectors House is installed a permanent exhibition prepared by European Heritage Volunteers about European Heritage Volunteers Projects in Europe as well as about UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Projects worldwide. The exhibition is complemented by videos presenting some of the Heritage Volunteers projects having taken place in Europe during the last years. The volunteers taking part in the Guest Guiding project will be at the place from Tuesday to Friday in the afternoons and on Saturdays and Sundays the whole days – the time when most of the visitors will come. S/he should be available for the visitors of the exhibition, answering their questions concerning European Heritage Volunteers, UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers in general and the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers project at Belvedere Park. Own contribution concerning related topics as conservation, heritage management, garden architecture and similar is welcome. The volunteers will work in close cooperation with the Department for Castles, Gardens and Buildings of Weimar Classic Foundation. Before getting active as guest guide the volunteer will take part in a Heritage Volunteers Project to be come familiar with the organisation as well as to get first introductions about the tasks as guest guide. For the introduction time the volunteer will join the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Project in Weimar (therefore please have a look on the description of the project H05). In addition, the volunteer will be involved in the activities on occasion of the European Heritage Day on September, 9th, by providing guided tours, too.

Accomodation and food: The volunteer is accommodated in a shared flat in Weimar. After the introduction week(s) s/he gets 15 € pocket money for each real guest guiding week lasting seven days and 7 € for food per day and s/he will have a simple bike to get from the accommodation to the working place (ca. 4 km). For the participants of this project should be clear that s/he is the only volunteer at the place.

Location: Weimar

Location and Leisure: Weimar is a beautiful small city, located in the middle of Germany in the state of Thuringia. It has a huge number of cultural important places; especially the Classical Period made the city, what it is now. By the late 18th century many of the leading writers and thinkers in Germany, such as Goethe, Schiller and Herder, came to Weimar and shaped the cultural life and in the same time the image of the city. Weimar became the cultural centre of Europe at that time. Many painters, composers and philosophers lived in the city during the classical period. Until now you find many creative and inspired people living in Weimar, which were attracted by the great accumulation of cultural spirit. Since 1998 “Classical Weimar” is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Besides Goethe’s House, the City Church and the City Palace, especially the parks and gardens with their impressive landscape architecture and pretty castles are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Classical Weimar”. During the 20th century Weimar became the birthplace of the Modern Movement in architecture and aesthetics. The Bauhaus was developed by merging the Grand Ducal School of Arts and Crafts and the Weimar Academy of Fine Arts. It had a profound influence upon developments in art, architecture, design and typography. The “Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau” are listed as UNESCO World Heritage, too. For all this historical important marks and to spread the knowledge of the past, Weimar became in 1999 the European Capital of Culture. Since 2012 UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Projects are taking place at the parks and gardens of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Classical Weimar”. The focus of the activities had been all the years at Belvedere Park, where the volunteers uncovered and restored historical paths which had been disappeared for decades. European Heritage Volunteers coordinates the European part of the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers initiative as well as organises European Heritage Volunteers projects in Germany and initiates and coordinates European Heritage Volunteers Partner Projects all over Europe.

Train/Bus station: Weimar

Requirements: Motivation letter related to the project, CV + photo and basics of German required

Language: eng,ger

Extra Fee: 0

Motivation letter related to the project, CV + photo and basics of German required