International Club of Berne

Visit Germany

  • Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at 7am
  • Today, 18th January 2020 at 10am

Location: meet by arrangement

This event is in the past.

This is a copy of a 2017 visit just for information

When           Friday to Sunday, 22–24 September or 29-30 September
Where          We discuss details online, by email or at the Club Meeting
Contact         Graham Tritt

Deadline        Please tell us of your interest as soon as you can, so we can talk about the trip. II will go by car, I have room for four passengers.

Leaving early Friday evening allows us time to settle into accomodation in Bad Säckingen, to see the town or take a walk along the Rhine or around a lake, or to go to the Aqualon spa for a swim and sauna (included in the open swimming price of €13 is a clothed sauna).

It is also possible to leave early on Saturday morning and meet up between 9 and 10 am. The same on Sunday for a day trip. For instance the train leaves Berne 08:04 with two changes to reach Bad Säckingen at 10:00. On Saturday, we pick up at the station on our way into the Black Forest.

Locations which we visit: see this map
On Saturday: Todtnau, Feldberg, Titisee, St Blasien, Schluchsee, Waldshut, and back to Bad Säckingen.
On Sunday: Waldshut, Wutach gorge, Blumberg, Bonndorf, ...

Local festivals, golf, dancing, etc may be included.

The return from Bad Säckingen by train to Berne is possible every half hour from 15:37 to 21:37, taking around 110 minutes. So we are not limited by any deadline in Bad Säckingen.

Activities in Säckingen see
Pauschal deals:

Activities in the southern Black Forest
Watch this 6 minute video
See and

Alternative accomodation for future trips may be found in Waldshut, Griessen, Bad Dürrheim, and near Lake Constance.

Please comment by email to me or below in the comments or on this forum.



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Graham wrote
at 11:10pm on Tuesday, 14th January 2020
Friday 1700 leave Berne, meet in Basel.
Or continue to Bad Säckingen to the Aqualon spa for swim and dance. Cost €9:50 plus €6 for a drink
Alternative on Saturday 18 January, special Sauna evening "Fire and Ice"
Graham wrote
at 3:41pm on Sunday, 29th December 2019
On 17 January - Basel Museums Nacht
Saturday 18 January - Trip to the Black Forest

Locations which we visit: see this map

On Saturday: Todtnau, Feldberg, Titisee, St Blasien, Schluchsee, Waldshut, and back to Bad Säckingen.
On Sunday: Waldshut, Wutach gorge, Blumberg, Bonndorf, ...
Graham wrote
at 3:36pm on Sunday, 29th December 2019
Trip on 2-10 May 2020

2.- 10. Mai 2020 Von Sigmaringen nach Stuttgart. Wir haben in der Schule Deutsch gelernt, aber verstehen wir die Deutschen? Wir versuchen es und beginnen in Württemberg. Auf landschaftlich ansprechenden Bahnstrecken erreichen wir zwei Schlösser der Hohenzollern-Dynastie (Bild), besuchen Tübingen und Rottenburg, entdecken die Metropole Stuttgart mit ihren Museen und Bauprojekten (Weissenhofsiedlung von 1927, Stuttgart 21), die königliche Residenz in Ludwigsburg sowie Marbach am Neckar – von dort stammt der Autor des Dramas “Wilhelm Tell”, und dort befindet sich auch das deutsche Literaturmuseum der Moderne. Nicht zufällig findet die Reise während der Spargelsaison statt.

Das genaue Programm finden Sie hier spätestens Ende Januar.
Graham wrote
at 12:29pm on Friday, 29th September 2017
Next trip Germany 13-15 October
13 October Bad Säckingen
(alternative: pickup in Waldshut at 10:30 on Saturday)
14 October Stuttgart Night
15 October Esslingen lunch
15 October Tubingen Jazz
15 October Return to Berne around 8 pm
Graham wrote
at 12:28pm on Friday, 29th September 2017
Great trip. Dancing and spa visit in Säckingen, Oktoberfest in Stuttgart - see the image above and
Graham wrote
at 7:25pm on Thursday, 21st September 2017
Thanks all, I have made my plans. Next possibility 29 September - 1 October.
Graham wrote
at 11:32pm on Monday, 18th September 2017
Two emails of regret, two maybes so far (Monday 18). Who is interested?

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By Graham 3 days ago

Friday 17 Basel Museum Night

Saturday 18  all day - Tour to la Chaux de Fonds

Saturday 18 from 18:00 Singing Spiritual Songs with Stefan

Saturday 18 from 19:00 Wine  - Wine Tasting - The Southern Hemisphere

Monday 20 at 6:30pm - Burns Night at the Pickwick  - Sorry the pub is full, and also on 27 January. Next year I must remember to try to book 2 months in advance. Reserve by 16 January for the Burns Supper of the Swiss British Society (CHF 50) which is on Saturday 1 February.

Instead, on Monday 20, attend the Light Festival of Murten. Meet at 6 pm at the Berntor gate of the town (30 minutes by train from Berne) and at 6:30 pm for an Apero on a boat in the lake. For details see

Tuesday 21 at 7:30pm - Art Museum Tour contact Gary

Thursday 23 at 10:00 am at the Theater am Käfigturm, a performance of the French play M.Ibraham et les Fleurs du Coran. Then at 3:00 pm and 7:00pm - Theatre: "Free Mandela"

Wednesday 29 at 18:00 pm,  Sophie Book Group discusses the book "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. Open to all members;  contact Graham of you are interested.

See page 6 and 7 of the Newsletter about joining the different activities which we organise throughWhatsApp.


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