After exploring American history at the Henry Ford Museum, they were taken to downtown Detroit for a self-made scavenger hunt. Many said this experience completely changed their view of the Motor City.
“Before we visited the U.S., I have learned in my English class that Detroit is known as one of the ugliest cities in the world. That is why I was surprised when I saw how beautiful Detroit can be. In the evening, we drove with a bus through the city, and I can remember how impressed I was when I saw the cool buildings in Greek Town or when I watched the sun shining on the Riverwalk,” says Ann-Sophie, a youth choir member from Weinheim.
These German choir members were able to stand next to some of the iconic sculptures that define Detroit. That includes the famous Monument to Joe Louis, in honor of one of the most famous boxers of all time. And the Spirit of Detroit, a 1950s bronze monument sitting on a 60-ton marble.
After performing a concert at First United Methodist Church in Northville, Michigan the group headed to Allentown, Pennsylvania. They also made stops in Chicago and New York City.