October 06 2015
A group of 11 members of the Association travelled to the Odenwald in September, some staying in the Michelstädterhof and others being hosted in homes of friends. Two new members were experiencing their first visit; all returned having had different experiences but unanimous that it was a fabulous and fun visit.
An invitation to participate in the annual Wine Festival in a neighbouring Kreis at Gross- Umstadt saw kilted and tartan clad members parading through the crowded streets and pouring wine to individuals in the crowd as is the tradition. Accompanied by a friend from our sister organisation, Schottland Vereinigung who is the Pipe Major with the Odenwald Pipes and Drums, our small delegation contributed in song as they were piped through the streets in a real carnival atmosphere.
In a busy programme there was still time to meet up with old friends, make new friends and to reaffirm the tenets of the partnership-friendship, cultural exchange and fun!