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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 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 year. Located in the beautiful Bavarian Alps and built in the mid 1800s by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney's famous "Cinderella castle."

After the tour and some free time, we re-boarded the bus and made our way across the border into Austria. We are staying at a lovely hotel (with a bowling alley - so the kids are happy!) called Hotel Gasthof Lowen. We are about to have dinner and an early night. Tomorrow, we start even earlier as we cross the Swiss border to visit the Waldorf School of Winterthur. Spirits are high and everyone is having fun.


Photos courtesy of Trevor Beale.

*Historical note: many Waldorf alumni will remember visiting Neuschwanstein Castle when the Waldorf Singers visited Germany during their European Tour in the summer of 1994.

Posted by shane flanagan on Wednesday April, 16 at 03:01PM

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