On our last evening before departure, all families gathered for a potluck and students organized a talent show.
On our last city tour we focused on places that were significant in WWII.
First, we visited the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Please visit this link for more information: Dachau
Then, we visited the university's main building where the students and siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl secretly distributed anti-Nazi flyers between 1942 and 1943. They belonged to the non-violent resistance movement "The White Rose". The members of this group were convicted of high treason and executed on 22 November 1943.
Lastly, we visited the Feldherrnhalle, a loggia built in the 19th century in honor of military successes. It served in 1923 as the site of Hitler's failed attempt to take over the Bavarian State (Beer Hall Putsch).
The BMW plant has more visitors than Neuschwanstein: over 3 Million per year. The plant employs a workforce of around 9,000 people from more than 50 countries around the world, including around 700 apprentices. As a part of the BMW Group’s worldwide production network, the BMW Group Munich Plant builds more than 900 cars and up to 1,400 engines a day. Here are some pictures of the sales display area. We were not allowed to take photos inside the plant. Please check out the BMW website for more information: Click here.
On our last day together, we enjoyed dinner at Vapiano's and the view from the tallest building in the USA, the Willis Tower, complete with a surprise wedding proposal.
President Weber invited the visiting students for lunch with some of the teachers.
The visiting students presented their hometown Munich to the LFC students in French class in the French language. Next, they were interviewed in German by the cohort of German students in 8th grade who will go to Munich in October 2015.
A Potluck is an American tradition: Everyone brings food to share.
Singing at parties is a German tradition: The highlight of the evening was singing the German song "Oh, wie wohl ist mir am Abend", a canon for three voices.