Day Trip: German St. Louis Day
Explore the rich German culture in St. Louis
Start Time:8:30 AM
End Time:4:30 PM
Phone:636-939-2386, ext. 1400
Visit and drive by interesting German sculptures in Forest Park, Market Street, and Tower Grove Park. Stop at the Naked Truth sculpture by the Compton Heights Water Tower, dedicated to the German immigrants of St. Louis by a committee headed by Adolphus Busch.
Founded in Bavaria, the School Sisters of Notre Dame came to St. Louis in the latter part of the 1800’s to work with the German immigrants, and also to staff some of the larger Catholic schools in the city. We will visit the mother house, Theresa Center, to learn about the history of the sisters and their all-important work. Drive by some of the fine early stone mid-1800’s German street houses in South St. Louis.
Enjoy a delicious German meal at the favorite Grbic Restaurant in South St. Louis. We’ll have beef goulash, with a side of spätzle, salad, bread, a beverage, and apple strudel. Tour the beautiful campus of Concordia seminary, where young men train for the ministry in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. Enjoy the gorgeous chapel and the beautiful campus architecture.
The motorcoach bus leaves the west parking lot of St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, and returns around 4:30 p.m. The cost is $80 and includes transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. This tours involves quite a bit of walking, but mostly at your leisure.
CLICK HERE to register or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400. CLICK HERE to visit the Cultural Arts Centre Bus Tours web page and learn more about upcoming motorcoach tours.