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Story of the Last Abbess: Tour of St. Fridolin’s Cathedral

Saturday, 8 June 2024 (10h-16h)
Bad Säckingen (Germany)

We will meet Sandhya Hasswani, who has written a fascinating historical novel centered around the life and times of Mari-Anna Franziska von Hornstein, the last abbess of the abbey at Bad Säckingen.

The novel, Die letzte Äbtissen, tells the story of the abbey itself, the destruction by fire and rebuilding of the cathedral, the history of the period, the fates of families caught up in historical events, the influence and role of the Catholic church, and much more. The cathedral itself in Bad Säckingen (St. Fridolin’s) has central role in the story. 

The event will include a guided tour of the cathedral, led by Adelheid Lang, who has been St. Fridolin Cathedral’s archivist for more than 20 years.

Be sure to save the date! More details will be released in May 2024.

10th Annual Mountain Weekend: Escape in Swiss Luxury

Saturday, 13 July 2024 – Sunday, 14 July 2024
Pontresina, Graubünden (near St-Moritz)

The Grand Hotel Kronenhof has once again graciously welcomed our Cornell alumni and friends to the 5-star luxury resort known as The Grande Dame of Engadin elegance!

Enjoy the beauty and fresh air of the mountains with various outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, golfing, sightseeing in horse-drawn carriages, etc. Or if you prefer, relax at the award-winning spa and pool.

Mark your calendars because this is the weekend not to be missed!

Event details coming soon!

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