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SDAW1 REPÚBLICA CHECA VeseliJanovicenadUhlavou... MANU,ENVI 07/06/2024 09/06/2024

Weekend of Open Gardens at Veseli Castle | SDAW1 | 2024-06-07 - 2024-06-09 | MANU,ENVI | Age: 18 - 99

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the association Tvrz Veseli („Fortress Veseli “) in the small village of Veseli nad Uhlavou near the Sumava National Park. Veseli Castle was built on the site of an older fortress in the second half of the 19th century, and previous regimes left the castle in very poor condition. The mission of the association is to renovate the castle to its original form and reopen its gates to the public again - mainly for cultural and educational purposes. The goal of this workcamp is to maintain and restore the castle park, build a fence, repair a stone wall and clean the cellar of the castle. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Work: Work will include planting flowers and bushes, incorporating natural elements into the garden, cutting overgrown trees, repairing the stone wall and cleaning the castle. Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work that can get dirty or damaged. The castle where you will work is a 10-minute train ride away. As most of the work will be done outdoors, please, bring a waterproof jacket or a raincoat and a hat to protect you from the sun. No previous experience with this kind of work is required.

Accomodation and food: Accommodation is provided in a family house in the village of Pocinovice. You will sleep in two large rooms on mattresses. Please, bring your sleeping bag! WIFI and a washing machine are available. There is also a bathroom (2 toilets and 1 shower) and a kitchen available. Breakfast, dinner, and snacks will be provided by the campleaders and the local partner. Lunch will be delivered to the work site.

Location: VeseliJanovicenadUhlavou

Location and Leisure: The Veseli Castle is located in the foothills of the Sumava Mountains in the small village of Veseli nad Uhlavou. The nearest bigger cities are Klatovy and Domazlice. Pilsen, the Czech capital of beer, is 50 km away from the site. The castle is surrounded by the picturesque South Bohemian countryside and the Sumava National Park is very close by. Everywhere is good phone reception. There is also an ATM in the village where you will be accommodated. After work, you can visit some interesting places in the vicinity such as the lookout tower of Saint Marketa or Klenova Castle.

Airport: PRG

Train/Bus station: Train station: Pocinovice.

Requirements: Please, bring suitable work clothes and shoes, a raincoat and a sleeping bag. The workcamp is suitable for fans of history, and culture and for those seeking insights into the Czech countryside.

From Prague airport take the bus 119 to the final stop “Nadrazi Veleslavin”. Change to the green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at the “Muzeum” stop and change to the red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, and go to the “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop. This is the main train station in Prague. From the main station take the train R 766 Berounka at 12:53 to Klatovy and then change to the train Os17562 at 15:40 from Klatovy to Pocinovice, where you will arrive at 15:58. The accommodation is located at a walking distance of 500 meters from the train station of Pocinovice. The meeting point is the accommodation. Please note it takes over 3 hours to get there from Prague. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 5 EUR

You will be introduced to the history of the castle and meet the local community.