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Saline Fiddlers' Visit to Lindenberg, Summer 2009

SHAR Music® Presents: The Saline Fiddlers 2009 Germany Tour

SHAR Music® Presents: The Saline Fiddlers 2009 Germany Tour

The Saline Fiddlers had a wonderful tour of Germany, including an extended visit in Saline's sister city of Lindenberg im Allgäu. Highlights of the trip can be found in their blog at fiddlers.stringcommunity.com. Here is a day-by-day summary of the trip, with links to blog entries, photo slideshows, and videos.

Thursday, June 25

Departure from Detroit Metro Airport and overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany

Friday, June 26

Bus ride from Frankfurt to the old city of Heidelberg, then on to Bad Urach, near Tübingen

Saturday, June 27

Exploring Ann Arbor's sister city, then an outdoor concert in the old city

Sunday, June 28

A day spent with host families, getting to know them and our home-away-from home

Monday, June 29

A visit to Gymnasium Lindenberg and a performance for all of the students, a meeting with the Buergermeister (Mayor) in City Hall, a tour of Lindenberg's Liebherr plant, and a concert in the nearby town of Wangen

Tuesday, June 30

All-day sightseeing trip in the Bavarian Alps, followed by a barbecue party thrown by our host families

Wednesday, July 1

Sightseeing along the coast of Lake Constance, including an old castle, a primate preserve, and a beautiful church, then a concert at Lindau Island's harbor

Thursday, July 2

A gondola ride to the top of Hochgrat Mountain, where we performed our two highest-altitude shows

Friday, July 3

Our last day in Lindenberg, which ended with a very memorable concert in the town square

Saturday, July 4

Bus ride to Rudolstadt, home of Germany's largest world music festival, where we performed two shows to enthusiastic audiences

Thanks to Our Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to our many friends, relatives, and neighbors who have made donations to help send the Fiddlers to Germany.
Major sponsors include:

  • Shar Music Company - our "Name the Tour" sponsor
  • Buhr Foundation
  • Detroit Carpenters Apprenticeship School
  • Esperance Family Foundation
  • Huron Valley Sales, Inc.
  • IBEW/NECA Local 252
  • K&D Industrial Services, Inc.
  • Laborers Local 499 LECET
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Phoenix Contractors Inc.
  • Redies Foundation
  • Saline Rotary Club

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