Thursday July 17, 2008

Love of Teaching, Travel

A UD music professor and a retired German professor get to indulge their passions for teaching and travel in the College of Arts and Sciences' international travel program, which is open to the public. Booking now: Beautiful Bavaria; they depart Sept. 30.

In the continuing education office's international travel programs for faculty, staff, alumni and the public, music professor Linda Snyder and retired German professor Edward Hatch have the privilege of combining their teaching talents with their passion for travel.

In May, Encore Vienna, now in its 26th year, included a Vienna Philharmonic concert; visits to the birthplaces of Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; a tour of Salzburg's Sound of Music sites; and a trip to Prague and Czesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, among other highlights.

Now, they're preparing for their second Beautiful Bavaria trip, a tour of Germany Sept. 30-Oct. 14. Spots are still available. Highlights include visits to Rothenburg; King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee castles; the Wies Kirche; Lake K?nigssee; Mozart's birthplace; Sound of Music sites; Augsburg's cathedral and town hall; Munich museums; and Oberammergau, home of the Oberammergau Passion Play and the center of Germany's wood-carving industry. Travelers also will attend two music performances and may also take trips to Dachau and the Nymphenburg palace and gardens.

"It's an absolutely wonderful community outreach and educational experience that the University offers," Snyder said of the travel program.

For more information see the College of Arts and Sciences' office of continuing education and special programs on the Web or call Ext. 92347. Or, send an e-mail to Hatch.