Europe Trip 2005
LaSalle High School's Spring Break Trip to Bavaria, Tyrol, and Switzerland
Teachers Kathy Schacht and Tom Hamel, students Allison Brown, Krista LaVake, Ashley St. Louis, Jack Goudreau, Lee Kelso, and Jon Ruegg, and chaperones Arlene Black And Christine Brown spent 9 days in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland over spring break.
The group spent 2 days exploring the medieval walled city of Rothenburg and then went on to Munich. From there they visited the Nymphenburg Palace and the concentration camp memorial at Dachau.
Next they visited the Wieskirche outside Fussen, and by chance Ms. Schacht met former St. Ignace exchange student Renate Pfeiffer and her family. Then the group explored Neuschwanstein, the castle Disney copied.
In Innsbruck, Austria, a Tyrolean folk music show demonstrated a variety of unique ways to make music including yodeling, slap dancing, cowbells, an Alpenhorn, hatchets on a lag, and a saw.
On the way to Switzerland, the group ate lunch in Vaduz, Liechtensteein, and their passports stamped to prove they were there.
After a walking tour and some shopping in Lucerne, Switzerland, everyone rode cable cars to the top of Mt. Pilatus
The trip next toured the Black Forest and visited the Rhine Falls and a cuckoo clock building shop.
They spent there last night in Europe visiting Heidelberg and its ruined castle.
Everyone agreed that the very best part of the trip was the mountains, which were beautiful, and the weather and a very accommodating made it possible for the group to watch spring arrive in the Alps