Berlin-Charlottenburg (fully booked)

Camp from July 20th – August 3rd, 2024

Camp Location
Accommodation (Attention, new accommodation!)
Protestant Parish Neu-Westend
Eichenallee 47
14050 Berlin

Place of work
Luisen-Cemetery 3 Fürstenbrunner Weg 37-67
14059 Berlin.
http://www.luisenkirchhoefe.com

Application
Deadline for application: July 15th2024
Apply here

Videos
2 videos from 2021 on workcamp work and on freetime and living together illustrate how a workcamp in Berlin-Charlottenburg works.

Cemeteries as natural and cultural oases in the city
The Protestant Cemetery “Luisenkirchhöfe” in Berlin in the district of Charlottenburg are the oldest cemeteries in the district with great beauty.

During the work camp, beautiful gravestones and sculptures will be uncovered and cleaned. Old fences will be sandblasted to remove rust and repainted. In addition to the monument conservation work, landscaping and nature conservation work will be carried out and a play area for children will be built. We will be working 6 hours per day, for example 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Of course there will be breaks in between. Because the camp accommodation is not at the cemetery, but in the parish hall of the Neu-Westend Protestant parish, we will cycle to work (about 10 minutes one way!). Everyone who wants to take part in the camp must be able to cycle very well! 

In our shared free time we will visit by foot and bike or by public transport system the city center, the nearby park of castle Charlottenburg or many other sights of interest like Potsdam. The forest Grunewald also isn’t far away and there are possibilities to swim. We will not only do excursions, but also do group activities depending on your interests and your ideas. We are happy if you bring with games, songs, music, dances, topics and photos.

Task at a glance

  • Work task:
    • Cultural heritage preservation: Sandblasting and repainting old fences, uncovering (removing plants) and cleaning sculptures
    • Landscape conservation
    • Nature conservation: Planting trees, shrubs and perennials
    • Build children’s play area
    • Housekeeping: Grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, tiding up
  • Group size: at least 9 participants (without volunteer team leaders)
  • Camp language: German/English
  • Accommodation:
    • Attention!: New accommodation!!!: Parish hall Parish Neu-Westend Eichenallee 47, 14050 Berlin
    • Attention!: Please bring along sleeping bag and camping mat/air mattress!
    • Attention!: We will use bicycles daily!

The teamers are
More information in May

Journey – How to travel to Berlin-Charlottenburg

  • By train
    • to Berlin
    • from the central train station or from a regional train stations you go by public transport system to Berlin-Charlottenburg (more information in the camp letter)
  • By aircraft
    • to Berlin (BER)
    • from the airport you go by public transport system to Berlin-Charlottenburg (more information upon request)
  • By bus
    • to Berlin central bus station
    • from the central bus station you go by public transport system to Berlin-Charlottenburg (more information in the camp letter)
  • By lift agency
    • to Berlin
    • further on you go by public transport system to Berlin-Charlottenburg (more information upon request)

More information to the Public Transport System
Further Information to organize your travel by aircraft, train, bus or lift agency