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Itinerary

May 12 (Monday): 

  • Departure: May12: 4:25pm from Philadelphia International: US Airways flight 700
  • Arrive: 6:15am (Flight time 7h 50m) Cost: $1176.70 (With Taxes) (Priceline).
  • US Airways Bag Fees: 1 Checked bag: Free, 2 Checked bags: $200.00.

May 13 (Tuesday):

  • Arrive in Germany Tuesday, May 13th Frankfurt Airport.
  • Travel by train from Frankfurt to Freiurg University of Education (Freiburg - Littenweiler)
    • Depart: 8:50 AM ICE 275 track 9 - Frankfurt to Freiburg
    • Arrive: Freiburg (Breisgau) HBF at 10:59; track 3
    • Depart: Take the11:10 RB 26931 from track 7: Freiburg (Breisgau) HBF to Freiburg Littenweiler
    • Arrive: 11:18
  • Accomodations: Staying in The Waldhof 16 79117 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany +49 761 67134 (http://www.waldhof-freiburg.de

May 14 (Wednesday):

  • Visit Special Education School in Freiburg.
  • Evenings: Mingle with University peers.

May 15 (Thursday) : 

  • Visit a General Elementary School.
  • Evenings: Mingle with University peers.

May 16 (Friday):

  • Workshop with Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg (Freiburg University of Education) peers to complete the lesson for the multi-cultural team teaching project.
  • Evenings: Mingle with University peers.

May 17 (Saturday - options for free time):

May 18 (Sunday):

  • Group travel from Freiburg - Littenweiler to Melsungen
    • Depart: Radio Train 10:39 from Freiburg - Littenweiler to Freiburg (Breisgau) HBF. 
    • DepartFreiburg (Breisgau) HBF 10:57 ICE 370  to Fulda
    • Arrive: Fulda at 14:09
    • Depart: Fulda at 14:19 CAN 24206
    • Arrive: Melsungen 15:22
  • The Pension Larchenhof: Lindenbergstrasse 35, 34212 Mesungen.

May 19 - 23 (Monday - Friday):

Note: Tuesday program with B. Braun beginning at 10:30. 
  • Mornings 8:00 - 11:30: Student attend Christian - Bitter schule:
    • Classroom observations
    • Delivery of lessons from the multi-cultural team teaching project
  • While in Melsungen: Day Trips from Melsungen in the afternoon:
  • May 24: Marburg:

    • Depart: Melsungen: CAN 24196 10:24 from track 2
    • Arrive: Kassel-Wilhelmshohe 10:42 track 9
    • Depart: Kassel-Wilhelmshohe 11:03 IC 2279 from track 1
    • Arrive: Marburg (Lahn) 12:03; Return Melsungen.
  • May 25: 

    • Buchenwald Concentration Camp: Weimar: Forderverein Buchenwald e.V.:
      • Depart: Melsungen: 8:33 Platform 1 CAN 24201 to Bebra.
      • Arrive: Bebra: 8:58 Platform 2
      • Depart Bebra: 9:33 Platform 9
      • Arrive Weimar: (Thur) HBf at 10:46 Platform 2
      • Tour Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
      • Return to Melsungen:
        • Depart Weimar:17:11 IC 1952 Platform 3
        • Arrive Bebra: 18:21 Platform 10
        • Depart Bebra: 18:57 Platform 10
        • Arrive Melsungen19:22 Platform 2
  • May 26: Eisenach: 

    • Depart: 8:33 Platform 1 CAN 24203
    • Arrive Bebra: 8:58 Platform 2
    • Depart Bebra: 9:06 Platform 9 CAN 241145
    • Arrive Eisenach: 9:44 Platform 6
      • Bus 10 or 13 from Eisenach Hauptbahnhof.
      • Tour Wartburg Castle:10:30
        • Cost: 7 Euros.
        • (Anticipate: tour, then lunch and castle gift shop.)
        • Phone: +49 36 91/25 00
    • Return :

May 27 (Tuesday):

  • Depart Melsungen: 9:23 platform 2 CAN 24194
  • Arrive Kassel-Wilhelmshohe: 9:42 platform 9
  • Depart Kassel-Wilhelmshohe: 10:00 Platform 10;
  • Arrive Hagen: 12:45 platform 4
  • Depart Hagen: 12:57 platform 7/8
  • Arrive Koln: 13:46 platform 7

May 28 (Wednesday):

  • Koln (Shopping,Cathedral, Roman Ruins)

May 29 (Thursday):

  • Koblenz city and Burg Eltz

May 30 (Friday): Koln to Frankfurt:

  • Return to US: Frankfurt: US Airways703
    • Departs Frankfurt: 1:10 PM
    • Arrive Philadelphia: 4:15 PM
    • (Flight Time: 9h 05m)