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So, we're getting ready to depart!  Classes have finished as we prepared the historical, economic, and political background of Germany.  Now we need to pack and head to Germany to experience it!

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Hello everyone! I can't believe we are finished with the semester. In only 12 days we will all be on our way to Germany! I am so excited to experience this trip with all of you! I wish everyone the best of luck with any finals, presentations, or projects they may have! See you all soon!


IFE-Germany trip Itinerary 2012

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.

We are here! Saw the two fairy tale castles today! Moving on to our next city tomorrow.

We are here! Saw the two fairy tale castles today! Moving on to our next city tomorrow.

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