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Trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland

During the Spring vacation, a group of 20 high school students will visit Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "It's going to be a terrific trip," remarked Athletic Director Mr. Shane Flanagan who is organizing the itinerary. Students who take part in the trip will learn German conversation and comprehension skills; gain greater understanding of the sport and culture of soccer; visit some great sights in the three countries; as well as meet and interact with fellow students at the Waldorf School in Winterthur, Switzerland. For more information, please contact Mr. Shane Flanagan.

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Day Seven: Munich

After an early wake-up and breakfast, we met "Roland" - our local Munich tour guide at our hotel. He took us on a great bus and walking tour of the city before leaving us at a traditional Biergarten for lunch. After lunch, we visited the Allianz Arena which is the home stadium of FC Bayern Munchen. …

Posted by shane flanagan on Tuesday April 22 at 11:26AM
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Day Six: Alspee Coaster

Today we checked out of our Austrian hotel and made our way to the village of Immenstadt. At the foot of this beautiful village is a ski resort with some amazing hikes. Our group took a 1-hour hike to the top of the mountain and then enjoyed an amazing downhill coaster that brought us back to the …

Posted by shane flanagan on Tuesday April 22 at 11:20AM
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Day Five: the Rudolf Steiner School of Winterthur and a Special Birthday

Today was an incredible experience for all of us. We departed our Austrian hotel at 8:00 am and made our way across the Austrian-Swiss border. After two hours on the road, we were greeted by a group of about 30 very excited and welcoming students, teachers and administrators at the Rudolf Steiner …

Posted by shane flanagan on Wednesday April 16 at 05:07PM
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Day Four: Neuschwanstein Castle

Today started early. By 9:00 am, the group had already finished breakfast, checked out of the hotel, loaded the bus and was on the road. We drove south making our way to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle*. This is the most popular of all of Germany's castles, attracting over 10 million tourists each …

Posted by shane flanagan on Wednesday April 16 at 03:01PM
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Day Three: Soccer and Heidelberg

Today was an action-packed day! We started this morning with soccer practice at a local club where a bunch of our boys and girls got to play together. The students who decided not to play soccer visited the local village with Mrs. Gallo and Tina, our tour guide. After freshening up at the hotel, we …

Posted by shane flanagan on Monday April 14 at 08:00PM
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Day Two: Stuttgart

We rose early this morning to a full breakfast at our hotel. We then made our way to Stuttgart and visited the Porsche museum. After this, we met our guide Anslem who gave us a bus and walking tour of Stuttgart city. We then made our way to a professional soccer game between Hellenheim and Audswurg …

Posted by shane flanagan on Monday April 14 at 02:01PM
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Arrival and First Day

We arrived in Frankfurt safely and ahead of schedule. Almost everyone slept on the plane and got plenty of rest before our day began at 5:30am.

We started with a walking tour of downtown Frankfurt where we got to see St Paul's Square and Church. We then saw the famous Frankfurt Opera House and a …

Posted by shane flanagan on Monday April 14 at 08:43AM
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