As part of a project sponsored by the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), the association churchfortress e.V. is organizing a five-day landscape workshop for students in August 2018 in cooperation with the Fundația Biserici Fortificate in Sibiu. The aim of the workshop is to qualify future landscape architects and planners, regional planners, architects and […]
Dear Lords and Ladies,
it has been a pleasure for us to inform you in the past with this newsletter about the activities, actions and curiosities of churchfortress e.V.
Dear Lords and Ladies, friends and supporters,
it’s time to inform you about the progress and the plans of our churchfortress project. We opened up the season of 2018 on Easter week and welcomed spring to our castle. As always, we had a few intense but splendid days in the beautiful village of the hundred hills and thousand mysteries.
Buffaloes for Movile
With the support of your donnations we were able to bring back the first buffaloes to Movile for more than three decades. In historical times, buffaloes had been a common animal in many regions of Transilvania for centuries. The robust and strong animals helped ploughing the heavy soils of the farmland, they gave milk an […]
Dear Lords and Ladies of Movile Castle, project partners, helpful supporters, reliable friends, audible and silent fans, it has been some time since you heard from us, but we haven’t been idle. Just recently the third traditional Wintermeeting of our association took place. Nearly twenty of us (which are, in fact, impressively nearly all […]
Wintermeeting 2017 in Freising
Snow is falling and winter is here, but we were not idle in the last weeks. On our traditional wintermeeting we recapped 2017 and prepared new and exciting projects for 2018! We had three days filled with a lot of work and fun, but see for yourself. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
Restoration works at the bacon tower
This year’s construction site at our bacon tower is underway. Managed by our fabulous friend Sebastian Bethge from the foundation of fortified churches (Fundatia Biserici Fortificate) and in cooperation with the Saxon community of Movile (HOG), the north tower of the medieval ensemble is being restored only under consideration of the heritage protection laws.
Summer Camp for Teenagers from Berlin
In August 2017 a very special event took place in Movile: a group of teenagers from the protestant parish in Berlin-Kreuzberg spent their yearly summer camp in Transylvania. We designed the program for their two weeks long stay in Romania and offered the teenagers a special insight into Transylvania and a fascinating and diversified summertime.
First impressions of our students week in Movile
In may 2017, we invited a group of 8 students and 2 supervisors from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Stuttgart to visit us at our castle. In a several days roadtrip through Southern Transilvania, we visited the cities of Sibiu and Sighisoara as well as the villages Alţâna, Biertan, Cloasterf, Viscri, Malancrav, Brateiu and, finally, Movile.
Happy New Year
Dear friends of the Movile Churchfortress Project, we want to wish all of you a happy new year and would like to give you a small update about the recent activities in the last year and an outlook on our planned activities in the upcoming year.