Bedford Bamberg Association


November 2018

Message from Edward Regarding Trip to Bamberg, September 2019

I have been searching the flight options for next year. While Ryanair fly to Nuremberg which is an hour away from Bamberg, the flight times both ways are difficult involving an early morning departure going and very late arrival back at Stansted on the return.


So I have decided to fly from Gatwick to Munich with Easyjet as the cost currently is cheaper and more importantly the times are better, even if there are longer transfer times. Furthermore we have the option of travelling by train if we cannot get the numbers for a coach and indeed that may be preferable. So the details are:


Monday 2 Sept. Gatwick to Munich Flight U2 8983 13.25 - 16.20


Monday 9 Sept. Munich to Gatwick Flight U2 8984 16.50 - 17.50


I have booked the flights for Jo and I at a total cost of £158 which includes one hold case up to 23 kg so very reasonable. So if you are planning to fly, I would suggest you book promptly before the price goes up. Can you please then confirm to me and also advise how you would prefer to travel to Gatwick. Also can those going by car to Bamberg also let me know.


This should be a great week as I have the following trips in mind apart from what we do in Bamberg itself:

As you know, I will do my best to keep costs as low as possible.


Many of you will have hosts already arranged, but if not, we will do our best to do this for you on the basis that you will hopefully host them the following year. We have never failed to find hosts for anyone. If you wish to stay in a hotel, one of the hosts, Vanessa, is a manager in one in the centre so a stay there could be arranged. Please do not delay booking your flight as accommodation can be sorted out subsequently.

Please email me if you have any queries but I look forward to hearing from you asap. Hope to see you all at our St Nikolaus evening on Saturday 1 December.


Best wishes.



Message From Rosemary Regarding St. Nikolaus Evening:

Hello everyone,

A reminder that our St. Nikolaus Evening is not far off now – on Saturday December 1st, starting at 6pm. We meet in St. Mark’s Church Hall and you will be welcomed with a glass of Glühwein, before a German-style supper and delicious desserts. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available throughout.

We plan to sing some German and English carols at the end, especially as several of the Bamberg students will be attending. We will have musical accompaniment too. There will also be a quiz for the table.

The cost is £12, payable on the evening, but it is essential that you let Rosemary know please by Monday November 26th if you can come (Margarete is away the week before) on 01525 862297 or

I hope to see you there.

Best wishes


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