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Germany Trip: 2012

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Itinerary

Information on when the trip is being held and where the students will be traveling to in Germany.

  • Thursday, May 10 Travel: Depart Berks campus by University van 10:00 for Philadelphia airport. Arrive 11:45. Flight info: US Airways 700 Philadelphia to Frankfurt Departing 4:20 PM.
  • Friday, May 11 Travel: Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany 6:15 AM; travel to Fussen.
    10:54 AM: Take 621 ICE train from Frankfurt to Munchen. Arrive Munchen Hauptbahnhof at 2:09 PM (14:09 PM).
    2: 51 PM: (14:51) Take Regional 57512 Train to Fussen. Arrive Fussen at 6:55 (16:55).
  • Saturday, May 12 Sightseeing: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles.
    Fussen Accommodations Friday and Saturday night: Hotel Ludwigs, Reichenstrasse 17, 87629 Fussen.
    Telephone: +49 (0)83623 8858; Fax: +49 (0)83629 22181 email: info@hotel-ludwigs.de
    Hotel Ludwigs:
    Booking Confirmation number: 578967953, 4 rooms
  • Sunday, May 13 Travel: Fussen to Augsburg
    8:05 Regional 57341 Train from Fussen to Augsburg Hauptbahnhof Arrive Augsburg at 9:57. Sightseeing in Augsburg.
    Augsburg Accommodations Sunday night: InterCity Hotel, Halderstrasse 29, 86150 Augsburg
    Telephone: +49 (0)821 5039 0; Fax: +49 (0)821 5039-555 email: Augsburg@intercityhotel.de
    Inter City Hotel).
    Booking Confirmation number 28784791, 7 rooms.
  • Monday, May 14 Travel: Augsburg to Hanau
    7:08 ICE 692 Train from Augsburg to Hanau Hauptbahnhof Arrive Hanau 10:27.
    Deposit bags at hotel. Head to school: Alter Ruckinger Weg 54
    Hanau Accommodations Monday night: Hotel Domino, Heumarkt 1, 63450, Hanau am Main
    Telephone: + 49 (0)6181 923 0 340; Fax: + 49 (0)6181 507 493 email: hoteldomino@hoteldomino.de
    Hotel Domino
  • Tuesday, May 15 Travel: Hanau to Melsungen
    5:58 PM (17:58): Take Regional 4524 Hanau to Fulda Arrive Fulda at 6:48 PM (18:48)
    7:19 PM (19:19): Take Regional 24220 Fulda to Melsungen Arrive Melsungen at 8:23 PM (20:23)
  • Wednesday, May 16: Breakfast in the Pension, 7:00 be in the Christian-Bitter Schule (school); meet with Mayor (Kaffeetrinkin mit Herr Burgermeister Runzheimer in the afternoon) evening free.
  • Thursday, May 17 Himmelfahrt (Ascension) Schools are closed. Free day (laundry day?).
  • Friday, May 18 Schools closed: Private Castle tour of the Berg Herzberg in Alsfeld.
  • Saturday, May 19 Free morning and afternoon.
    Sightseeing (Melsungen, Kassel, Spangenberg) Melsungen
    Accommodations Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights: Pension Larchenhof, Lindenbergstrasse 35, 34212, Melsungen
    Telephone: +49 (0)5661 6223; Fax: +49 (0)5661 6924)
    Pension Larchenhof
  • Saturday, May 19 Travel: Melsungen to Eisenach (former East Germany)
    6:34 PM (18:34) Take Regional 24229 Train from Melsungen to Bebra Arrive Bebra at 6:58 PM (18:58)
    7:06 PM (19:06) Take Regional 24169 Train from Bebra to Eisenach Arrive Eisenach at 7:44 PM (19:44)
  • Sunday, May 20 Travel: Eisenach to Weimar then back to Eisenach (Tour Wartburg Castle in AM. Tour Buchenwald Concentration Camp [Weimar] in PM., return to Eisenach to sleep)
    1:10 PM (13:10) Take Regional 16323 Train from Eisenach to Weimar Arrive Weimar at 2:17 (14:17)
    6:01 PM (18:01) Take IC 1956 from Weimar back to Eisenach Arrive Eisenach at 6:59 (18:59)
    Eisenach Accommodations Saturday and Sunday nights: Steigenberger Hotel Thuringer Hof, Karlsplatz 11 99817 Eisenach
    Telephone: +49 (0) 3691 797223; Fax: +49 3691797200
    Steigenberger Hotel
    Booking Confirmation number: 605047416
  • Monday, May 21 Travel: Eisenach to Erfurt Hauptbahnhof
    9:06 Take ICE 1555 Train Eisenach to Erfurt Arrive Erfurt at 9:33
    Erfurt Accommodations Monday night: Mercure Hotel Erfurt Altstadt, Meienberg Strasse 26-27, 99084 Erfurt
    Telephone: +49 361 59490; Fax: +49 361 5949100; email: h5375@accor.com;
    Mercure Hotel
  • Tuesday, May 22 Travel: Erfurt to Freiburg
    8:24 Take ICE 1654 Train from Erfurt Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof Arrive Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof 10:37
    10:50 Take ICE 375 Train from Frankfurt Main to Freiburg Breisgau Arrive Freiburg Breisgau at 12:59.
    Tour Freiburg University; stay with students in dorms in Freiburg.
  • Friday, May 25 Travel: Germany to USA.
    5:52 Take ICE 604 Train from Freiburg to Frankfurt. Arrive at Frankfurt Main Hauptbahnhof at 8:06 am.
    Flight: Depart Germany: US Airways 5601 Frankfurt to Philadelphia Departing 1:00 PM Arriving in Philadelphia 4:00 PM.
    Depart for Berks campus by University van arriving approximately 6:15.

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