Horneck Castle is the seat of the central cultural institutions of the Transylvanian Saxons in Germany: the Transylvanian Museum and the Transylvanian Institute with library and archive.
The association Transylvanian Heritage and Community Centre Horneck Castle with the German abbreviation SKSH, was founded in Munich on August 27th, 2015. The association was able to purchase Horneck Castle after a huge fundraising campaign.
The association promotes the cultural and social interests of the Transylvanian Saxons. Its objective is to preserve the castle and its institutions, to convert them into a heritage and community centre and to make them accessible to visitors from home and abroad.
Become a Member
The membership in the association Transylvanian Heritage and Community Centre Horneck Castle, with or without voluntary work, secures the future of Transylvanian cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum at Horneck Castle and transforms Horneck Castle into a modern cultural and community centre.
Horneck Castle thus becomes a lively cultural and identification centre for the Transylvanian Saxons in Germany. Become a member of the association Transylvanian Heritage and Community Centre Horneck Castle and help us shape the future of this centre.
We are looking for committed individuals, who by joining our association for an annual fee of 49 € upwards, wish to maintain, form and further develop the centre in the form of voluntary work, or who simply support Horneck Castle financially through their membership fee only.
You can find a membership application form here (german only):
Voluntary Work in Horneck Castle Association
Our voluntary project team needs support and assistance with various tasks for the duration of the conversion of the castle.
After the official opening of the Heritage and Community Centre in July 2020 further voluntary work on behalf of the association will be necessary in order to continue to develop Horneck Castle together with the operator of the centre as a lively focal centre for the culture of the Transylvanian Saxons.
- We are therefore looking for committed individuals to help us with:
- the acquisition of further donations and subsidies
- fundraising at companies and private individuals,
- preparation of grant applications for foundations, funds and companies
- public relations: lectures and presentations about the heritage centre
- press work and copywriting of advertising material
- planning and organisation of festivals and events in the castle
- presentation of the castle association at other events, such as the annual gathering of Transylvanian Saxons in Dinkelsbühl or festivals of the town of Gundelsheim
- direct involvement on site at parties, e.g. preparation, and general support