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  • Conserving Rozmital Castle, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

    Posted on November 20, 2019

    Image of Rozmital Castle, credit J. Jirousek

    The working holiday:  The work will be taking place in one of the oldest and culturally significant Gothic-Renaissance castles, in a small historic town one hour from Prague.  You will help to clear and restore the park and clean the debris from some of the castle rooms.  This work will be mostly manual, lead and supervised by members of the Czech National Trust and the castle’s management. No special skills are required.

    Rozmital is surrounded by beautiful pristine forest, which has recently achieved National Park status, and you will have the chance to explore this scenic landscape.  The working holiday coincides with a summer cinema festival in the courtyard of the castle. Many other activities are planned by the holiday leaders – trips will be organised to visit two nearby castles, the Synagogue in Breznice, a beautiful baroque pilgrimage site Holy Mountain in Pribram and the museum of composer Antonin Dvorak in the village of Vysoka.

    Meeting point:  Participants will be met at the bus station in Pribram, near Rozmital, which is an easy bus ride from Prague.

    Accommodation:  You will stay in shared rooms in the newly-renovated and very nice pension, Pansky dum, a short walk from the castle. Breakfast, bedding and towels provided.

    Dates:  27/07/2020 – 03/08/2020

    Price:  £190

    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:  eva.zallmannova@czechnationaltrust.org with your contact details and preferred holiday.  For further information about the organisation go to www.czechnationaltrust.org

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