Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary

Apr 8, 2011

Our 5 year anniversary

Then and Now
Then and Now

Times passes by so quickly. 

It was already five years ago that a group of people from all over the county ascended to Szadvar to dig out the ruins of the medieval castle from its 300 years Cinderella like dream. 5 years later again a few dozen volunteers gathered again in the valley of the Menes river at the Szalamandra house to clean up the castle from its winter sleep. It was a beautiful relatively warm day. We greeted our old friends and welcomed newcomers. We really appreciate that people spend their time and money to save a piece of medieval history.

The team climbed up the hill and reached the outer gate in 25 minutes. After short orientations smaller teams started cutting the foliage, collecting garbage and stones on the southern side of the castle. 

We were especially pleased to welcome the representatives of Saros castle (Slovakia) whom came to Szadvar for the first time and we have every reason to believe that it is the start of a long term cooperation.  On Monday the joined teams got into their cars and drove up to Saros to check out how the works progress up there. 

Due to the grants and donations we are ready to start the conservation works in the summer on the eastern wall and provided we can raise an additional $3000 we will also conduct our first excavation workshop in July or August. 

We would also love you to join any of these efforts. Please contact us for details if you want to have a medieval experience.

The team
The team
Stone gathering
Stone gathering



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Szadvar Castle

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