Did you know St. Louis was home to a large population of German immigrants in the 1800s? You can learn all about St. Louis’ rich German history on the German St. Louis Bus Tour with the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
Visit and drive by interesting German sculptures in Forest Park, Market Street, and Tower Grove Park, including the Naked Truth sculpture by the Compton Heights Water Tower. This sculpture was dedicated to the German immigrants of St. Louis by a committee headed by Adolphus Busch.
Visit the third motherhouse built by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1895, now known as the Theresa Center. Learn how the School Sisters of Notre Dame, which was founded in Bavaria, came to St. Louis in the late 1800s to work with German immigrants and staff the city’s larger Catholic Schools.
Go to the favorite Grbic Restaurant in South St. Louis for a delicious German meal of beef goulash, a side of spätzle, salad, bread, a beverage, and apple strudel. Finally, view the gorgeous chapel and beautiful campus architecture at Concordia Seminary, where young men train for the ministry in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
The bus departs from Rec-Plex South at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 4:30 p.m. Rec-Plex South is located behind the St. Peters Rec-Plex at 5250 Mexico Road. This tour involves quite a bit of walking, but mostly at your leisure. The cost is $80 and includes transportation, lunch and gratuities.