Thursday, February 21, 2013

Incantato Concert Venue: Town Church of St. Peter and Paul (Herderkirche) in Weimar, Germany

Town Church of St Peter and Paul is popularly know as "Herderkirche" which gets this nickname from Johann Gottfried Herder. Between 1776-1803, Johann Gottfried Herder was the general superintendent and vicar at the Town Church and the people of Weimar also called the church the "Herder Church". The church is considered to be the most important church building in Weimar. The original church was built on the same spot from 1245 to 1249 and was then destroyed by fire in 1299 of which only the foundation remained. The foundations are among the oldest building sections in the town.  Then a second building was then destroyed by fire 1424.  The current church which is a three-aisled hall church in late Gothic style.  The church was built between 1498 and 1500.   Towards the end of the Second World War the damaged by bombs on February 9, 1945.  Restoration continued through 1977.  Since 1998, the church and the Herder House have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Classicist Weimar" ensemble of monuments.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Next stop Bratislava, Slovakia: Overnight the Mercure Hotel

Your next stop for the night of Tuesday, March 5 is the four star Mercure Centrum Hotel which is located in the center of the city of Bratislava (Slovakia) within a 10 minute walk from the Bratislava castle and the downtown pedestrian shopping area. A chill-out and bar area are available.
Each of the airconditioned 175 rooms is inspired by moments of pop-art. There is a dataport, safe deposit box, remote control tv and wifi access in each room.

Austria Trend Park Royal Hotel in Vienna

The Austria Trend Park Royal Hotel is where the Bellarmine group will stay for one night on Wednesday, March 6 as part of their Incantato Tour to Central Europe.

This recently opened four star very modern hotel (October 2011) offers 233 airconditioned guest rooms.  High speed Internet connections and flat screens are available in all bedrooms.
The hotel is walking distance of the Technical Museum of Vienna and opposite Schönbrunn Palace.

Two nights in Bavaria at the Ibb Passau Hotel

Once back in Bavaria, the travelers from Bellarmine University will be staying in the Ibb Passau Hotel for 2 nights Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8.
The 4 star city center hotel is situated directly at the river Danube and across the railway station.  The Danube bicycle path and the "Donausteig" pass by near the hotel.
Each of the airconditioned rooms have telephone, safe, radio clock.  The bathroom has bathtub/shower as well as hairdryers.

Home away from home in Prague: Jury's Inn

Welcome to Prague!
You will be staying two nights Sunday, March 3 and Monday, March 4 at the Jury's Inn Hotel .

This modern hotel is centrally located and near a metro stop. It offers 214 airconditioned bedrooms, each bedroom has a safe and mini-fridge. Bedrooms also have a flatscreen MultiChannel TV as well as complimentary toiletries.
A bar and restaurant are on the premises and for those caffeine addicts an all day coffee bar is available.  The hotel also has an onsite gym.

BU's final European Hotel: Maritim Munich

The Maritim Hotel  in Munich, Germany offers 347 rooms with a rooftop indoor swimming pool with view across the rooftops of Munich and the Frauenkirche. This will be the last night on your journey March 9th. Each room has airconditioning, satellite TV, wifi, room safe and minbar. Bathroom includes a hairdryer.