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Blautopf & Ice Age Museum, Blaubeuren on Saturday, 22 July 2017

Dear Members and Guests,

We would like to invite you to join us for an interesting and exciting bus trip to the lovely town of Blaubeuren in the Swabian Alb, where we will visit The Cave "Hohle Fels", tour through an ice age/stone age museum, take a look at the Blaubeuren Monastery, and walk up to the beautiful "Blautopf" water source.


(Source: www.blaubeuren.de/de/tourismus)

 

Archeologists have found many artifacts in the "Hohle Fels" from Neanderthal man and from the first humans who populated Europe. These artifacts include the "Venus from the Hohle Fels", the oldest known representation of a human figure and the oldest work of art made by human hand in the world (over 42,000 years old). The oldest musical instrument, a flute made out of the leg bone of a vulture (over 42,000 yrs.) was also found in the cave. We will take a look inside the cave (largest cave gallery/hall in the Swabian Alb- barrier free entry), and then tour through the museum in Blaubeuren, where we will see (and hear) these fantastic artifacts and many others. After lunch, we will walk through Blaubeuren and visit the monastery where we will see a beautiful Renaissance painted and carved folding altar (ca. 1495). The tour also includes a stop at the famous "Blautopf" spring and pool, which is the entry point to one of the longest underground cave and water systems in the world. Our guide will tell us some of the legends surrounding this natural wonder. After the tours, you will have some free time in Blaubeuren to relax or go back and see what fascinated you the most, before we head back to the bus and return to Stuttgart.

Date: July 22, 2017 Meeting time: 07:30,
Meeting location: Oesterfeld Park and Ride traffic circle. For directions please see >>.
The bus must leave Oesterfeld at 08:00 sharp!!! to allow time to reach our first stop.
Tours: two parallel English tours - duration: 90 mins. Tours comprise the museum and walking the area to see the houses and hear interesting facts.
Cost: 25 € for members, 35 € for non-members, 20 € for all children under 16.
This includes bus, all tours and entry fees and all tips. We must ask for payment in advance for this excursion. You will receive payment instructions with your reservation confirmation.
Mid-Day Meal: 12:30 at the Restaurant/Hotel "Zum L÷wen" in Blaubeuren- we will pre-order our meals from the menu for bus groups (attached >>). Please choose your order and give it to us with your reservation (then write it down and remember it to avoid confusion at the restaurant!!!).

We are limited to 50 bus spaces, first come, first served. Seats are not guaranteed until payment is received. Please make your reservations and payment no later than Saturday, July 8 with:

Scott Beard: Tel. 07181-46 594, email:s.beard@gac1948.de - or -
Ron Joslin: Tel. 0711-421 174, email: r.joslin@gac1948.de


Sincerely,


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