Description: Lutherstadt Wittenberg is famous for the reformer Martin Luther and the painter and printmaker Cranach. Wittenberg became one of the most important German towns of political, cultural, historical and artistic advances in the 16th century. The famous reformation places in the historic centre and the buildings developed in different epochs are forming the architecture of the town. Many people travel to Wittenberg because of its past, and its connection to Martin Luther who worked there. The river Elbe is close to the Biosphere reserve “Mittlere Elbe”. The workcamp will run under the theme “Luther 2017 – 500 years since the Reformation”.
Type of Work: Your help will be divided into two parts. During the 1st week of your workcamp a “Creative Workshop” is planned, under the instruction of an artist from Halle/Saale. You will work creatively with colours, paper and fabrics in the rooms of the Cranach Courtyards http://www.lutherstadt-wittenberg.de/culture/luthergedenkstaetten/cranach-hoefe/). Besides of this work you will get the opportunity to learn more about the story of Luther and Cranach. In the next two weeks your help will be needed to help to prepare and run projects in the frame of the “World Reformation Exhibition – 500 years since the Reformation”. 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 everyday.
Study Theme: We would appreciate if you inform yourself before coming to the project about the city of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Martin Luther and the artist Lucas Cranach. During your stay you will get to know many famous and important persons who have influenced German and European history.
Accommodation: You will live in 2-4 bed rooms
Language: German language skills are an advantage!
Requirements: You have to be able to ride a bike!!!
Approximate Location: Lutherstadt-Wittenberg
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