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  • Transforming Chateau Hukvaldy, North Moravia, Czech Republic

    Posted on November 17, 2018

    Dates: 01/09/2019 – 08/09/2019

    Help us to reconstruct the Archbishop’s Chateau in Hukvaldy, a small town in North Moravia.  After decades of neglect the main structure is currently being rebuilt and will be transformed to become the local community centre.  Built in the New Gothic style in 1855, it was originally used as both a hunting lodge for the adjacent game reserve and as a summer retreat for the Archbishop.  Work will take place in the outdoors, the interior and in the garden.

    Hukvaldy is the birthplace of the world-famous composer Leos Janacek and is located in the beautiful landscape of the Beskydy hills.  There are numerous fascinating sites to visit, including the Leos Janacek museum, local medieval castle ruins as well as one of the country’s oldest game reserves, where you can spot deer, mouflon and wild boar.  Ostrava, the nearby regional capital, is famous for its industrial heritage.

    Meeting point:  Participants can be met at Ostrava international airport or Ostrava train station, which has good train links to Prague.

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Accommodation:  You will stay in a local boarding house within walking distance of the work site.  Bedding and towels provided.

    Price:  £120

    This holiday is organised by the Czech National Trust (CNT) which was established in 2013 as a charity aiming to support the rescue, reconstruction and promotion of Czech historic and natural heritage, and to encourage voluntary involvement in heritage conservation.  It is based in Prague and Kromeriz, which is in the south east of the Czech Republic.

    To book please email: with your contact details and preferred holiday.  For further information about the organisation go to

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