By Raymond Wong
Heilbronn, Germany : The second day, 23rd September 2012 at Heilbronn was a Sunday and the RC group attended Holy Mass while the PCS and BCCM group attended Sunday Service together with the host family and spend time with the host for the rest of the day.
We were shown a decorative astronomical clock which indicates the seven days of the week represented by the celestial bodies Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. The months, the twelve signs of the zodiac, days of the week and months are all indicated within.
We then visited the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, a Catholic Church. It was destroyed in the 2nd World War and rebuilt after 1945 and further renovated in 1994/95 which now reflects the various structures of past centuries. Next was the visit to the Hall of Honour which was built in remembrance of the seven thousand civilians who died during the bombings in the 2nd. World War in December 1944 where the city was razed and flattened.
|The Mayor having a word with Peter Seitz, Chairman of the Partnership in Heilbronn|