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CHAPTER 9

Rizals Grand
Tour of
Europe with
Viola

The Tour Begins


May 11, 1887, they

left Berlin by train.


They are going

to Dresden.

Dresden
Went to floral exhibit
Visited Dr. Adolph B. Meyer
Visited Museum of Art

- Prometheus Bound

At floral exhibit,
they met
Dr. Jagor.

They left Dresden and went to Teschen as


next stopover. They sent wire to Blumentritt.

Leitmeritz, Bohemia
May 13, 1887 at 1:30pm, they arrived in the

railroad station where Prof. Ferdinand


Blumentritt was there.

Blumentritt helped the two get a room at Hotel Krebs.

They stayed there from May 13-16, 1887.

Memories in Leitmeritz
Enjoying the warm hospitality of the
Blumentritt family.
They went to a beer garden
in Bohemia.
They attended a meeting
of the Tourists Club of
Leitmeritz where Blumentritt was the
secretary.
He met Dr. Carlos Czepalak, a Polish scholar.
He was introduced to Prof. Robert Klutschak,
a well-known scholar.

Last night in Leitmeritz, they proposed a


dinner to Blumentritts family at their hotel.
May 16, at 9:45 am, they left Leitmeritz by

train.

Prague
They went to Dr. Willkomm, professor of

natural history in University of Prague.


They visited:

Tomb of Copernicus
Museum of Natural History
Bacteriological Laboratories
Cave of San Juan Nepomoceno
after this, they went to Brunn.

Prague

Brunn
Rizal wrote a letter to Blumentritt and he told

him that he forgot his diamond stickpin at his


room in Hotel Krebs.
Nothing important happened

in this city according to


Viola.

Brunn

Vienna

On May 20, they arrived in the Queen of the

Danube.
He met Norfenfals, great novelist in Europe.
He admired Rizal.
Rizal received his lost diamond
stickpin.
They stayed in Hotel Metropole.

they visited :

churches
museums
art galleries
theatres
public parks

they met 2 good Austrian scholars who are

friend of Blumentritt:
Masner and Nordmann

Lintz

on May 24, they rode on a river boat to see

Danube River.

TO SALZBURG,
TO MUNICH TO NUREMBERG

The river trip ended in Lintz. They travel

overland to Salzburg, and to Munich.


In Munich, stop for a while to taste the famous
Munich beer, assumed as the best in Germany.

They went to Nuremberg and were impressed

by the manufacture of dolls

Ulm, Stuttgart, Baden and


then Rheinfall
The Cathedral in Ulm is the largest and

tallest in Germany.
They went to Stuttgart
and Baden.
In Rheinfall, they saw
the waterfall which is
the most beautiful
waterfall in Europe.

Rheinfall

Switzerland

They crossed the border to Schaffhausen,

Switzerland.

they stayed from June 2-3, 1887.


they continued their tour to Basel, Bern and

Lausanne.

Geneva
They crossed foggy Leman Lake to Geneva.
One of most beautiful cities in the world.
June 19, 1877, Rizals 26th

birthday.
They spent 15 days in
Geneva.
On June 23, they parted
ways: Viola returned to
Barcelona and Rizal went to Italy.

Madrid Exposition
There was an Exposition of the

Philippines held in Madrid, Spain.


Igorots were exhibited, some

were died.

Italy
He visited Turin, Milan, Venice and Florence.

On June 27, 1887, he reached Rome,


theEternal City or the City of Caesars.
On June 29, Rizal visited the Vatican for the

1st time.

St. Peters Square

He prepared to return to his home,


Calamba.

Thank You

Daisy Mae A. Valeroso


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