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Lorch Monastery and visit of the Medieval Market, 20 September 2014

Dear Members and Guests

We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 for a visit to the Kloster Lorch and the Medieval Staufer Market. The Lorch monastery was founded by the German Emperors of the Staufer Dynasty (Hohenstaufen near Göppingen) in the 11th century, and was their initial burial place. We will have tours in German and English by guides in historical costume who will show us the monastery grounds, the church, the beautiful room-sized Staufer history panorama painting, and tell us about Princess Irene of Byzantium, who is buried in the church, and the best known Staufer Emperor, Friedrich II, known in the middle ages as the "Stupor Mundi"(wonder of the world). Following the tours, we will have time to visit the Staufer medieval market outside the the monastery grounds, with lots of activities for the whole family including jousting, a falconry, and medieval arts and crafts. Those who arrive early or on time at the meeting point will get a bonus presentation from Scott on why this spot was a very important point on the Limes, the boundary line of the Roman Empire. .

Meeting Time: 14.00, at the Staufer Stele (column) outside the monastery entrance.(See directions >>)
Tours begin at 14.30 sharp,and go until 16.00.
Cost:Entrance € 5 for members, € 7 for guests, € 3.50 for children (children smaller than a sword length are free). We will collect the money at the meeting point. The tours are paid for by the club. If you arrive late at the stele, go to the ticket shop, buy your own Kloster entrance ticket, and join our tour group on the monastery grounds or in the church.

Following the tours we have until 17.30 to visit the Staufer market. At 17.30 we have reserved tables inside the monastery grounds for a light à la carte dinner with festival fare. We need a firm dinner reservation with your event registration if you plan to join us.
Following dinner there will be more time to visit the Staufer market or monastery if you wish.

Please make your reservations no later than Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 with:

Kurt Döhrbeck: Tel. 0711-3452190 email k.doehrbeck@gac1948.de - or -
Scott Beard: Tel. 07181-46594, email:s.beard@gac1948.de

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


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