Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Additional Event: Frühlingsfest, Stuttgart-Cannstatter Wasen

Friday, May 6, 2011
Concert by the Bosch Orchestra- Reutlingen

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Bus trip to Ulm. Ulm Cathedral tour, organ concert, fortification/bunker tour, and dinner in a local brewery

Saturday, July --, 2011
To be announced

For those interested in the 64th Convention, membership assembly of the Federation of German-American clubs.e.V. held this year in Munich from 13th to 15th of May, an invitation and information can be found at www.gawc-munich.de or www.dahc-muenchen.de

Celtic Museum in Hochdorf
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dear members and friends,

We would like to invite you to join us for a visit to a real Besenwirtschaft, a kind of "restaurant" set up in the home, in this case a farm house, of a wine grower to sell their wine and home cooking. We will go there after seeing the exhibit of the Celtic Hochdorf Royal burial monument and surrounding area. The English and German tours are a good hour long, mostly inside but also include the outdoor exhibits.

We will meet
Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:00,
tours start 15:30

The Celtic Museum at Hochdorf/Enz is situated in the immediate vicinity of the site of the royal burial mound. In the center of the museum, visitors can find a life size reconstruction of the burial chamber and the multitude of objects found there such as the burial chariot, bronze couch, golden jewelry and the many things placed in the chamber for the afterlife.
In 1989, during the construction phase of the museum, the remains of a Celtic village were discovered. The reconstruction of a small Celtic village next to the museum is based on the results of this excavation.
"The peoples known as the Celts are thought to have originated in central Europe, to the east of the Rhine in the areas now part of southern Germany, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. From around 3,400 years ago these proto-Celtic peoples expanded across the continent, and eventually inhabited a large portion of central, western, and northwestern Europe. During the classical period of Greece and Rome Celtic culture was predominant to the north of the Alps. Even today, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall, Cambria and Brittany are basically Celtic in character."
From "The Sacred world of the Celts" by Nigel Pennick, www.joellesacredgrove.de

Keltenmuseum Hochdorf an der Enz
Kelterstrasse 2, 71735 Eberdingen-Hochdorf / Enz,     

Besenwirtschaft Schwerdtle, Enzweihinger Str. 24,
71735 Eberdingen-Hochdorf,
Serving us:  "Schwäbischer Teller" for € 7.50, wine for € 2.00

Panierte Schnitzel from the iron skillet, potato salad, Maultasche, green salad

The club is paying for the museum entrance fee, guides and "Sekt" at the Besenwirtschaft.
For non members we must collect € 5.00.

Please make reservations until Monday, 11 April with:

Ron Joslin: Tel. 0711-421-174, email: r.joslin@gac1948.de cell: 0151-154 37 477
Kurt Döhrbeck: Tel. 0711-3452190 email k.doehrbeck@gac1948.de

Reservations not kept will require reimbursement for costs incurred by the club

Best regards,