State Meeting Germany

Invitation to the German State Meeting 2014 from
May 29th– June 1st in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg

Dear members, dear guests,

Gamma Chapter cordially invites you to the beautiful baroque city of Rastatt near Baden – Baden ( South – West Germany) to attend the state meeting. Rastatt is very easily accessible as Karlsruhe airport is close by and it is served by ryan air. From Frankfurt Airport it is only a 90min train ride.

Rastatt is quite well known in Germany for its Baroque Castle, built by the so-called “Türkenlouis” the Baden duke who defended the Turkish outside Vienna. In the castle there is a very interesting exposition of all the freedom movements in German history, which was established in 1974 at the suggestion of the then Federal President Gustav W. Heinemann. Apart from this, there are fine art museums and do not forget the good restaurants and pubs that create dishes of the well-known Baden cuisine, and, last but not least, serve the delicious Baden wines.
But Rastatt will also have something very special to offer at this particular weekend, namely the largest international street theater festival in Germany called tête – à –tête.

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We are booked into two hotels very centrally located so that everything is in walking distance.

Hotel –Restaurant „Da Franco“, Josefstraße 7, 76437 Rastatt, Tel.: +49 7222 -32103, Fax: +49 7222 -379 38,, double rooms at 82,00 €, breakfast included

„Zum Löwen“  , Kaiserstraße 9, 76437 Rastatt, Tel.: +49 (0) 72 22 - 93 56 34-0,Fax: +49 (0) 72 22 - 93 56 34-1,
double rooms at  70,00 € plus 
6,00 € for breakfast

Please book until April 19th, referring to DKG Tagung (meeting).

The meeting on Saturday will take place at Bildungshaus St. Bernhard, only a 10minute walk from the hotels.

An der Ludwigsfeste 50, 76437 Rastatt, Tel.: 07222 10466 0

Registration fee is 40 € for members and guests from abroad -including coffee, tea and snacks and a three – course lunch on Saturday. Other drinks can be purchased on site.


Thursday, May 29th 2014
Arrival in the afternoon / evening,

6. 30 p. m.: Optional dinner at “Löwen” hotel. (Please tick on registration form if taking part).Optional visit of the street theater festival tête – à – tête. The programme is online at up from May 8th. Please book the tickets for the night events yourself on the website, at tel.: +49 07222 - 789800 or at  up from May 13th. People speak English. All day events are free.

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Friday, May 30th 2014

10 – 11. 30 a.m.:        Guided visit of historic town centre. Meeting  point in front of
                                    the castle at tourist info.

 12 a.m.:                     Lunch at restaurant Da Franco at own cost (please tick on
                                    registration form if taking part)
2 .30 – 4 p.m.:            Visit of the baroque castle by guides in costumes. Meeting
                                    point in front of castle

After that                  stroll through town according to your preferences, visit of tête –
                                  à – tête snack at a restaurant or a stand in small groups       

Saturday , May 31st  2014 Bildungshaus St. Bernhard

  8. 30 –   9.30 a.m.:    Executive board meeting

10. 00 – 10.30 a.m.:    B. Whiting, International Representative reports from HQ

10. 45 – 12. a.m.:        Dr. Ellen Markert: Presentation and discussion on „Gifted

12 .00 – 14 p.m.          Hot lunch at St. Bernhard

14.00  – 15 p.m.         Thi Finkemeyer: Presentation and discussion “Myanmar, my
                                    home country”

15.00 - 15.15 p.m.     Coffee break

15.15 – 16.15 p.m.     General assembly

As we will have a complete lunch we will have a quick snack in small groups in town in the evening and then again night at individual preferences (tête – à – tête or chat with members)

Sunday, June 1st 2014: Breakfast, departure or
Johanna Schulze, a member from Gamma – Chapter and a witness to history will accompany the visit of the exposition of all the freedom movements in German history  which was established in 1974 at the suggestion of the then Federal President Gustav W. Heinemann.
Open on Sundays:  9.30 a.m. – 17 p.m., Rastatt Castle

Visit beautiful surroundings on your own.

Gamma –Ladies are very much looking forward to welcoming you!

Inquiries:    Monika Huber:
Map Hotels

Da Franco

How to get there:

By train: To Karlsruhe, stop of all trains, then change to „Regionalexpress“  next stop is  Rastatt, ca. 14 min.  From train station to „Löwen Hotel“ by bus, bus stop  Marktplatz (every 10 – 20 min., travel time ca. 10 min.). Hotel Da Franco, bus stop : Josefstraße, ca. every 30 min., travel time  ca. 4 Min. or taxi to both.

By car: A5 Frankfurt – Karlsruhe –  exit Rastatt Nord, B3/ B36 to Stadtmitte ( town centre), pass by train station, then drive  on Bahnhofstraße., Kapellenstr., then see map above.

By plane: Frankfurt Rhein/ Main Airport, then by train (see above). Or Baden Airport  Baden –Baden – Karlsruhe Info at:,served by ryanair from London Stansted, Stockholm, Hamburg and Berlin, then by bus (timetable on website) to Rastatt ( 14 min.) or taxi.