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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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Springfield High students travel to Germany

June 13, 2016

Springfield High School students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a deep insight into German culture and improve their German language skills as they embark on a four-week journey. On Tuesday, June 14, 17 students will travel to Germany where they will be completely immersed in German family and school lives. They will be returning the German-American student exchange that took place in October and November, when 17 students from Gnadenthal-Gymnasium Ingolstadt, the partner school in southern Germany, visited Springfield High School for three weeks.

On the way to Ingolstadt, the group will stop in Berlin for three days and Bacharach on the Rhine River for one day to visit various culturally and historically significant places, such as Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Eastside Gallery, Potsdamer Platz (Berlin) and the Loreley Rock on the Rhine River.

During their three-week stay in Ingolstadt, the SHS students will be hosted by their exchange partners from last fall and attend school, give presentations on various cultural topics, and participate in school activities and field trips, including going to the Audi headquarters, Nuremberg, Munich, and Neuschwanstein Castle. After the exchange in Ingolstadt, the group will travel to Vienna for two days to visit the Prater, Schoenbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Spanish Riding School and Hundertwasser House.

The group will return on Friday, July 15.