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Czech Republic Czech Republic: HeartBeats for Historical Brewery (SDA200)


28/06/2024   -   11/07/2024

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CZK 1500

Details on the project

18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
Still room for
4 Male + 5 Female
Vegetarian food
Access with disability
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Rymarov Janovice Zamek


The main task of this workcamp is the reconstruction of the historic wall that was once the edge of the horse stable on our property. The work of reconstructing a wall is not too exhausting and is suitable for all genders and ages; patience and determination are key qualities. In addition to this, smaller tasks such as removing the woody plants around the building, collecting rubbish, cleaning the cellars etc., are also on the agenda. Working boots are essential, and we recommend taking a headlamp or other flashlight.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in an apartment directly in the brewery. The apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a bathroom with a shower and 2 toilets. Volunteers can sleep in the living room or there is also another smaller bedroom on matrasses in the sleeping bags. Bring your sleeping bag and a mat (and a small pillow if you need). The washing machine, dryer, hairdryer, shower gels and shampoos are available. Wifi is also available. The volunteers will cook the meals together in the fully equipped kitchen from the provided ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian meals are possible.

Location and leisure

The workcamp takes place in Janovice near Rymarov in a protected landscape area of the Jeseniky mountains. Janovice is a small village with 670 inhabitants located in the foothills of Praded Mountain (the highest peak of Jeseniky Mountains), therefore offering many fantastic trips. There is a grocery store in the village and a good phone reception everywhere. The closest ATMs and pharmacies are located in the nearby town of Rymarov.

Trip to Karlova Studanka (a unique mountain spa with preserved buildings from the late eighteenth century), Sovinec Castle, the highest mountain in Moravia Praded or the largest waterfalls in northern Moravia. In addition, there are plenty of locations within walking distance that provide spectacular views of the mountain panoramas. On the grounds of the chateau, you can visit the exhibition of the National Heritage Institute in the chateau building.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Association for the Renovation of the Brewery in Janovice which in 2018 took over the more than 200-year-old and neglected brewery in the village of Janovice in northern Moravia. This workcamp aims to reconstruct, revitalize and clean up the old brewery to fulfil the long-term goal of the association – to turn the brewery into a local cultural centre for residents of Janovice. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station). Take Regiojet train RJ 1007 towards Havirov at 11:50 and get off at 13:40 in Zabreh na Morave. Change to train Os3724 towards Kouty n. Desnou at 14:08, and get off in Sumperk at 14:26. Then walk 5min to catch a bus 920 towards Ostrava from Sumperk bus station at 14:35. Get off the bus on the stop Rymarov Janovice Zamek at 15:26. Please note that it takes close to 4 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Volunteers will start the workcamp with the workshop "Reconstruction of Historical Stone Walls". There will be a possibility to have a guided tour of the castle including a tour around the brewery, visit the local museum, the brocade production exhibition, or the region's outstanding Baroque sacred monument.


Bring a sleeping bag and mat. We also recommend to pack a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Beware of allergies: dust. The workcamp is open to everyone, the work can be adjusted to accommodate everyone’s physical ability.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities