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Join us this year to celebrate our 20th Feast of Tabernacles in Schluchsee! The picturesque town of Schluchsee is set on Lake Schluchsee in southern Germany, in a beautiful area just 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Black Forest’s highest mountain, the Feldberg (1,493 meters, 4,860 feet).
Lake Titisee, with its scenic town of Titisee, is a 20-minute drive from Schluchsee, and the famous Rhine River waterfall in Schaffhausen/Neuhausen, Switzerland, is about 60 minutes away by car.
Temperatures in late September can be seasonally warm on sunny days, but evenings and daytime rainy periods may be chilly because of Schluchsee’s altitude (900 meters, approximately 3,000 feet).
Accommodations for transfer guests are available in selected hotels and vacation apartments. Vacation apartments offer kitchenettes. Half-board arrangements are available in most hotels. Lodging costs range from $75 to $125 for a vacation apartment and from $50 upwards per person for hotel accommodations, which includes breakfast. (Please note: Prices depend on the dollar/euro exchange rate.)
Transfer guests can make their own reservations. Lodging information is available via the Black Forest German-language tourism website, which can be translated into English (www.hochschwarzwald.de). The hall where services will be held is within walking distance of most lodging units within the main village area.
Direct “German Rail” (Deutsche Bahn AG) service is available via Freiburg to Schluchsee. However, car rental is recommended for ease of transportation and sightseeing. Schluchsee is about 180 miles (300 kilometers) south of the Frankfurt International Airport or 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of the Zurich International Airport. Expected attendance is approximately 200.
Most services will be held in German, with a simultaneous translation into English. International guests who do not speak German will need to bring their own FM radio and headphones to services to be able to receive the simultaneous translation.
Location of Services: Grosser Kursaal, Kurhaus Schluchsee (next to the Rathaus, behind the tourism office).
Registration: Please register on this website first. After registering on UCG.org please register on the UCG-Germany website at www.vkg.org/fot.php. Registration is required and an e-mail address is needed for registration.