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Trip to Germany---sign up by Feb 28th

Our longest sister city relationship is with Hamm, Germany (over 40 years!). Over the years, we have taken several trips to Germany, with our friends in Hamm visiting Chattanooga in alternating years.

This year, it’s our turn to visit Hamm. SCA President Karen Claypool lived in Germany for 8 years and speaks German fluently, will lead this year’s delegation in mid-May. The trip will begin with our Sister City of Hamm, then travel down the Rhine and the Romantic Road. There are two possible itineraries:

Option 1:  May 13 – 18, 2019  

Monday, May 13                       
Flight from Atlanta via Amsterdam to Duesseldorf
Tuesday, May 14         
Travel by train from Duesseldorf to Hamm, enjoying dinner with host families.
 Wednesday, May 15 – Saturday, May 18     
Site-seeing in Hamm

Day trips to Muenster and Colgone. Return flight to ATL on Saturday.

Most Breakfasts and Dinners provided

Option 2:  May 13 – 23, 2019

Saturday, May 18            
Travel down the Rhine: towns of Koblenz, Ruedesheim, and Bacharach.
Sunday, May 19               
Explore more of the Drosselgasse, then hike or take a cable car to the Niederwald Monument.  Four course dinner at Bruehl’s Hotel Trapp.

Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21  
Travel by bus along the scenic Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of Germany’s most beloved cities.  We’ll stay the next two nights within its medieval city wall at Hotel Gerberhaus.   
Tuesday, May 22             
Scenic bus ride through Lower Bavaria to the small town of Fuessen near the Austrian border to tour one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations:   built by “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the spectacular fairy tale Palace Neuschwanstein is a bucket list item for sure!  Dinner in Munich.

Wednesday, May 23      
Return via direct flight from Munich to Atlanta.  Meals in flight.

Please contact Karen at for more information. Prices are subject to change as airfares change, so you are encouraged to sign up soon.

Option I:  *$1495  includes                                                     

  • Round-trip air fare Atlanta to Duesseldorf                            

  • Four nights with specially-chosen host families                       

  • All breakfasts and dinners    (no alcohol)                                                  

  • Ground transportation                                                                        

  • Day trips to Muenster and Cologne                                      

  • Admissions to historical and tourist sites                                           

  • Karen’s services as guide and translator                                       

Option II:  *2450 includes everything from Option I plus:

  • Return flight Munich to Atlanta         

  • Five nights in hotels mentioned (double occupancy)

  • Travel to Ruedesheim, Rothenburg,

  • Fuessen and Munich

  • Entry fees to all sites listed

Earlier Event: April 2
Flavors of the World Dinner
Later Event: May 30
Lunch at Acropolis