Contact Club Reunion 2019

Thu 30th May 2019 at 12.00 am - Sun 2nd June 2019 - 12.00 pm

Members and partners attended the annual Contact Club Reunion in Darmstadt

A large number of Rotary members and partners travelled to Darmstadt in Germany for the annual "Contact Clubs" reunion with the Rotary Clubs of Darmstadt Kranichstein and Poitiers Futuroscope. An excellent programme of activities was organised by the German club, including a visit to Heidelberg Castle, and Rotarians were royally wined and dined! Here is the full programme of events:


Thursday 30 May: Arrival

-       During afternoon: arrival in Darmstadt, greeting by hosts

-       18:00: pick-up of UK friends staying at Maritim Hotel

-       18:30: drinks and informal dinner hosted by Petra and Heiner Diefenbach, Am Tannenberg 7, 64342 Jugenheim (informal &warm dressing, we will be outside!)

Friday 31 May.: Excursion to Heidelberg

-       8:15: pick-up UK friends staying at Maritim Hotel

-       8:45: departure from Darmstadt with bus (meeting Stadion Parkplatz)

-       10:00-11:30: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle (2 language groups)

-       11:30-13:00: walking tour old town Heidelberg

-       13:00-14:30: light lunch at Kulturbrauerei, Leyergasse 6

-       14:30: return to Darmstadt (meeting place TBC)

-       15:30: arrival in Darmstadt, delivery of UK friends at Maritim Hotel

-       15:30-18:30: free time/coffee/siesta at hosts place

-       18:30: pick-up UK friends staying at Maritim Hotel

-       19:00: informal dinners hosted by friends of RC Darmstadt-Kranichstein in smaller groups (composition and addresses TBC) (informal dressing)

Saturday 1 June: Walking Tour Darmstadt, guided by Joachim Gottstein

-       10:15: pick-up UK friends staying at Maritim Hotel

-       10:30: Meeting point: Designhaus Darmstadt, Eugen-Bracht-Weg 6

-       11:00: Museum Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhöhe, Olbrichweg 13a

-       12:30: Neufert-Bau, Pützerstrasse 6

-       13:30: Institut für Neue Technische Form, Friedensplatz 11

-       From 14:15: free time for lunch in smaller groups at centre of Darmstadt, shopping, coffee & cakes at hosts places, etc

-       18:30: pick-up UK friends staying at Maritim Hotel

-       19:00: President‘s Dinner at Vanille Stadtkoch, Am Bahnhof 4, 64367 Mühltal-Traisa (tel. 06151/711796) (smart dressing)

Sunday 2 June: Departure during the morning