Trip News & Info

Mr. and Mrs. Adams and 25 Wooster High School Band students traveled through Europe in the Summer of 2003. Students were selected by nomination and audition to perform with a Band made up of students from throughout Ohio.

Sponsored by American Music Abroad, the trip was centered around performances in concert halls and public venues throughout Austria, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.



June 16-19:  Otterbein College.

• Rehearsals and Farewell Concert.

June 19-20:  Chicago, USA; Zurich & Lucerne, Switzerland.

• Travel to Chicago O'Hare International Airport for flight to Zurich.
• Arrive and then board coach for travel to Lucerne.
• Visit Marksburg Castle on the Rhine River.
June 21-23:  Riquewihr, Obernai, & Strasbourg, France.
• Concert in Alsace region.
• Tour Strasbourg and Old Konigsbourg Castle.
• Pizza and Dance Party.

June 23-25:  Heidelberg & Rothenburg, Germany.

• Walking tour of Rothenburg.
• Sightseeing and Concert in Rothenburg.
June 25:  Bamberg & Gera, Germany.
• Tour birthplace of Bach (Eisenach).
• Sightseeing in Erfurt.
• Concert in Gera.
• Visit Wagner's town (Bayreuth).

June 27-28:  Augsburg, Germany.

• Walking tour of Augsburg.
June 28-July 2:  Westendorf, Rattenberg, & Salzburg, Austria.
Hotel Jokobwirt in Westendorf

From 1997, here's a nice panoramic view from atop one of the mountains near Westendorf. Take a ski lift part of the way up and hike the rest of the way! Click on the picture below to see a panoramic movie from the peak. You'll need Apple's Quicktime.

• Sightseeing in Westendorf.
• Concert in Town Hall in Westendorf.
• Travel to Rattenberg.
• Visit a glacier.
• Concert in Tirolean village.
• Visit birthplace of Mozart (Salzburg).
Two of the modest residences of Wolfgang Mozart. (note; the cars are not typical of his day :-)
• Dinner and Concert in nearby Alpine village.

July 2-3:  St. Anton, Austria; Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Wildhaus, Switzerland.

• Sightseeing and exploring.
July 3-5:  Leysin & Zermatt, Switzerland; Chicago, USA.
• Concert in Laysin.
• Visit Zermatt and see Matterhorn.
• Farewell dinner.
Transfer to Zurich for return flight to Chicago.


General Interest

American Music Abroad
Systran Online Translation - Translate sites in foreign languages, or any text.
Universal Currency Converter - How much are Marks, Francs, & Pounds actually worth?
Otterbein College


NH Luzern Hotel - Lucerne


Hotel La Diligence - Obernai
Strasbourg On Line


Dorint Hotel - Gera
Live Webcam of our concert site in Rothenburg



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