Czech pioneers built the nationally-recognized painted churches of Ammannsville, Dubine, High Hill, and Praha. They were experts at the artistry and handiwork of 19th century Europe. All seven churches contain ornate altars, intricately painted columns, elevated ceiling arches covered with complex designs, and stained glass windows. We will visit four of them, accompanied by a knowledgeable docent who will explain the unique features of each church, as well as much of the history surrounding this unique area. For those of you who have not visited the Painted Churches, this has been one of our most popular tours. We'll take breaks along the way and stop for a buffet lunch (on your own, around $12) in Schulenburg while touring the churches. The $10 tour fee is included in your tuition price.