My summer trip will take me to Ottawa Canada, Zürich and other parts of Switzerland, Towns on the Rhein including Rudenshiem & Bingen and other parts of Germany and then finally to California to visit family and friends.
So after all that fun…. I jump on an airplane and fly to Zürich Aug 28-31) to meet up with Lucia. after a couple days in Zurich staying with Vitus & Rosemarie ; Sept 1-3, we go on to Flums (near Sargans ) to stay with Tomas ( Sept 3-5 Baar Marrianne ; sept 5-7 Karlheinz Langenbrucken
Then on to the Rhein river to stay at a beautiful Spa and orchard with vineyards, Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald , after 4 days of spa life we go down to the city to stay at an apartment managed by http://www.bollesje.de/start/ and hhttp://www.querfeldwein.de/ferienwohnungen/ we are staying in Yellow (ahhh)
Here is our draft itinerary for our days in Germany…
Mon Sepy 8 arrive Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald 1
65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Tue Sept 9 wander area, Monument Swim relax
Wed Sept 10 Bingen Museum am Strom – viewing of the exhibition on Hildegard von Bingen – the great mystic. Ferry and walking 3pm services at st. Hildegard
Sept 11 Castle tour ? char lift to Assmannshausen www.bingen-ruedesheimer.de
Friday Sept 12 transition to new place apartment Ferienwohnung Querfeldheim Yellow 1.floor with terrace
Christophelstrasse 1,65385 Rüdesheim http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2055363 (taxi I think ) Go hear music at the Hotel St. Germaine that night
Sat Sept 13 Castle? Wine walk? Or….
Sunday Sept 14 Sunday Services at St. Ruchus in Bingen Only time church is open is during services Tour the Gardens, the forum Shop open 2-4
At St. Hildegard NIGHT OF LIGHTS , 21.00 (9pm) vocals, music, lyrics, meditation parish and pilgrimage church of St. Hildegard
Mon Sept 15 — Benedictine St. Hildegard convent with its shop http://www.abtei-st-hildegard.de/ Our convent store is Monday to Saturday from 9.30 clock – 11.45 and 14:00 clock – 17.00 clock open.Saturdays open all day Sundays public holidays 14.00 – 17.00 clock. one and visit the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Hildegard situated among the vineyards above Rüdesheim. The community of nuns here live according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and in keeping with the traditions of Saint Hildegard. Prayer and work, contemplation and action, seclusion and hospitality all characterise their way of life. Those who make the journey uphill to discover this peaceful commune are greeted by a magnificent panoramic view of the Middle Rhine Valley.
The abbey church is well worth a visit, whether to study the frescos painted in the style of the Beuron art school or simply for silent contemplation. An extensive shop offers an exquisite range of items for sale, including a large assortment of books, cards and artwork from its own studios, as well as a selection of fine wines, sparkling wines and liqueurs produced from the abbey’s very own vineyards. Any guests wishing to stay at the abbey for a longer period of time can find out more by enquiring at the entrance gate or via the internet.
Tues Sept 16 Castle Plus river tour? www.bingen-ruedesheimer.de
Tues day Sept 16 19.30 (7:30pm) mystery play Hildegard of Bingen: “Ordo virtutum”
dance, song and reading through the gaming community
Schola GUG; Director: Bettina Gies Parish and pilgrimage church of St. Hildegard
Wed Sept 17 Festival At Church 15-20 min walk 8.15 Clock Word of God celebration for the students of the
Julius-Alberti-primary school in the parish and pilgrimage church
10.00 clock Pontifical Mass in the square before the church
Bishop Ambrogio Spreafico, Frosinone, Italy
12.00 clock – Common lunch; Coffee and cake
– Opportunity for confession and confessional
15.00 clock relics celebration on the square before the church
ceremonial address: District Dean Georg Franz,
Priestly head of pastoral space Rüdesheim / Lorch / Geisenheim
- “We children encounter the Holy Hildegard” –
- Procession of the reliquary
Musically helped shape the MGV “Cecilia”, Eibingen
- The reliquary after the Pontifical Mass
opened and after the ceremony to worship relics
Thurs Sept 18 —- shopping… last minute fun
Friday Sept 19 train to Airport.
Then after all that! Off to Los Angeles to visit with Mary, Tony, Chris, Liz, Max, Sophie, Linda and Craig,.. and meet up with Shane and Renae and Go to Yosemite, or other fun place..
wow I’m tired just thinking about it.