Castle Trebnitz for the region

In addition to international education and encounter work, Schloß Trebnitz e. V. is strongly committed to regional civic participation. It has been proven that civic engagement and a constructively critical population are an integral part of a sustainable region. Thus, the association initiates and supports various ideas, plans and projects with the aim of making Trebnitz and its’ surroundings more liveable and attractive for all residents and guests through the active participation of the citizens.

Project examples

Academy of Village Heroes
The project “Academy of Village Heroes” is aimed at all active people in rural areas of Brandenburg who want to implement ideas or projects and are looking for support. For this purpose, training packages offering help for self-help, organized regulars’ tables and a trip to Brussels provide the opportunity for exchange and expansion of one’s own network.


Trebnitz village centre
On March 20, 2015, a village centre for Trebnitz was opened in the restored coach house. Since then, a village store offers the opportunity to purchase regional products in addition to articles for everyday needs. On weekends the international inclusive junior café “Kaffee zum Glück” invites to coffee and homemade cake.


Park heroes
Since 2011, the “Park Heroes” (see flyer), a group of committed citizens, have been striving to revitalize the historically significant castle park in a manner appropriate to its status as a garden monument. The aim is its’ development as an open place for local recreation, with a nature trail and opportunities for sports and cultural activities, as well as an international meeting place due to its proximity to the educational institution “Schloß Trebnitz”.

Der Trebnitzer Gutspark    Teil des Parks ist ein kleiner Teich    Blick aus dem Schloss auf den Park

Autumn festivals
Since 2008, autumn festivals have been held in Trebnitz, organized jointly by citizens and “Schloß Trebnitz e. V.” (Trebnitz Castle Association). The annually changing thematic focus allows for a diverse program for young and old, ranging from games and crafts to cake competitions and thematic exhibitions to presentations of local culinary products.


Trebnitz Castle Talks
The “Trebnitz Castle Talks” are a tradition established in 2009. They are a place of open dialogue on changing historical, political, cultural, and regional topics. In addition to the transfer of knowledge through lectures and panel discussions on the one hand and the relaxed atmosphere of the informal part with a glass of wine and buffet on the other hand, the format of the evenings ensures stimulating discussions and critical debate. In 2023 the last Castle Talk took place.

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