From Caves To Cathedrals

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From Caves To Cathedrals

  1. 1. From Caves to Cathedrals A German Odyssey May 4 th - 15 th 2009 www.mun.ca/artsfriends/cathedrals
  2. 2. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 <ul><li>The Rhine-Ruhr region, far from the tourist trail, boasts an extraordinary cultural landscape. You will walk in the footsteps of Germanic tribes, Roman conquerors, Charlemagne and medieval rulers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 <ul><li>The Faculty of Arts at Memorial University invites you to step off the beaten path in May 2009 to discover 2000 years of history in the Rhine-Ruhr area of Germany. </li></ul>Contact: Chris Hibbs [email_address] (709) 737 - 2152
  4. 4. <ul><li>Four UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>World </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul>From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Cologne Cathedral, Augustusburg Palace, Aachen Cathedral, Zeche Zollverein
  5. 5. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 From the Caves in the Neanderthal to Cologne Cathedral
  6. 6. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 <ul><li>From the heights of culture to the depths of depravity this is an extraordinary travel and educational opportunity not to be missed by anyone interested in the full breadth of human history. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Heinrich Heine </li></ul><ul><li>Anette von Droste-Hülshoff </li></ul><ul><li>Ludwig van Beethoven </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Schumann </li></ul>From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Poets and Componists: Der Knabe im Moor   O schaurig ist's übers Moor zu gehn, Wenn es wimmelt vom Heiderauche, Sich wie Phantome die Dünste drehn Und die Ranke häkelt am Strauche, Unter jedem Tritte ein Quellchen springt, Wenn aus der Spalte es zischt und singt, O schaurig ist's übers Moor zu gehn, Wenn das Röhricht knistert im Hauche! Excerpt from poem by Anette von Droste-Hülshoff
  8. 8. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 From medieval to modern architecture: Münster cityscape & Düsseldorf Harbour
  9. 9. View on the city of Essen in 1647, European Culture Capital 2010 From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009
  10. 10. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 <ul><li>Experience the transformation of a region, from mining hub to a European cultural capital. </li></ul>
  11. 11. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 <ul><li>Situated in the Ruhr area: Landschaftspark-Nord </li></ul><ul><li>in Duisburg. It is a decommissioned steel works, </li></ul><ul><li>turned into a venue for concerts, diving, exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>and rock climbing. </li></ul>Gasometer Oberhausen in the Ruhr area: Europe’s highest gas plate container, now a unique exhibition  venue.
  12. 12. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 <ul><li>River Ruhr valley </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Xanten </li></ul><ul><li>Features in the </li></ul><ul><li>Song of the Nibelungs </li></ul><ul><li>and is said to have been Siegfried’s birthplace </li></ul>From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 St. Viktor Gate of Cleves Kriemhild’s mill
  14. 14. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Bonn university and Bonn’s skyline with the river Rhine
  15. 15. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Aachen: the town in which Charlemagne was crowned in 786 and which became the political center of his empire. Aachen cathedral dates from 792, making it the oldest cathedral in northern Europe.
  16. 16. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Discover Münster, where the Treaty of Westphalia was signed.
  17. 17. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Wewelsburg: the only surviving triangular castle in Germany from the Renaissance. Under the Nazi regime the castle was supposed to become the central SS-cult site and later even the “centre of the world.”
  18. 18. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 We will visit the Archaeological Park Kalkriese where the legendary Battle of the Teutoburg Forest is supposed to have taken place. The Roman legions led by Quinctilius Varus were defeated here by Germanic tribes in the year 9 A.D. This ultimately led the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to give up plans for the conquest of Germania east of the Rhine.
  19. 19. From Caves to Cathedrals, May 4 th – 15 th 2009 Discover the region‘s Roman heritage: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium in Latin, Cologne in English, Köln in German

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