01.08. - 06.08.2021
The association Black Castle is focused on promoting Black Castle ruins for the local tourism. It is involved in carrying out archaeological research and restoration of the castle. The archaeological excavations are performed in the cooperation with The National Bureau of Monuments of the Slovak Republic by using traditional methods and materials during the restoration works. Workcamps have been organized here since 2005.
Reconstruction work in the area of perished medieval castle – “Black Castle”. It will involve manual work on the ruins of the castle, such as walling, preparing mortar, cleaning the working area in and around the ruins of the castle, sorting stores and carrying materials (rocks, sand, …) to the castle.
Volunteers will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of the Sustainability campaign.
This is a unique possibility for volunteers to experience one week in beautiful surrounding of the castle without electricity and wifi signal. Accommodation will be provided in the wooden house with beds. It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag. The toilets are dry (outhouses) and the showers will be provided in the house in the village. There will not be access to running water, so water will be delivered or taken from a well. Food will be provided.
Find the hidden treasure at the mysterious Black Castle in Slovakia.
The communication language at the camp is Slovak and English.
Sleeping bags, working clothes, gloves, warm clothes, protection masks for every day, raincoat, strong boots and good spirit :) are needed.
Address: Zlatno, Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia
GPS: 48.4634017, 18.313335
The place of the camp is situated in the village of Zlatno, 17 km north-east from town Zlate Moravce, app. 130 km east from Bratislava. Be careful, there is another Zlatno (region Poltar) in different region of Slovakia. Zlatno was one of the many villages in Slovakia known for gold washing in the middle ages. This was also a reason why the castle was built in such a remote place, far from the trading routes and cities. Volunteers can learn more about history of the Black Castle and other castles in the region. The surrounding area offers many opportunities for hiking.
How to get to the meeting point? The train or bus to Zlate Moravce. Then continue by bus to Zlatno, last stop.
Meeting point: Zlatno - last stop, https://goo.gl/mROR8e, around 5 pm.
We will reimburse the traveling cots of up to EUR 15. It is necessary to save the original travel tickets.
On the first day, the temperature of the participants will be measured. Hygienic regulations will be followed during the camp according to the instructions of the Public Health Autorithy.
The camp is for history and nature lovers and for those who are not afraid to accept the challenge of living without electricity, running water and wifi for one week surrounded by beautiful nature!
For more info about the project, please visit: www.ciernyhrad.skToto podujatie bolo podporené z dotačnej schémy Ministerstva školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu SR Programy pre mládež 2014 – 2021, ktorú administruje IUVENTA – Slovenský inštitút mládeže.
Participation fee: 15 EUR