News for the traveler: autumn at Winterthur

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Winterthur Museum and Gardens has organized an entirely new Winterthur in Autumn tour, to run Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 15.Five rooms have been restored to their appearance on the eve of the museum's opening in October, 1951. They exemplify museum founder Henry Francis du Pont's sense of color, scale, and arrangement of furnishings and floral displays.

Also included in "Winterthur in Autumn" is the American Sampler tour, a look at the decorative arts made in America between 1640 and 1840. Guides will take visitors through 18 rooms ranging from a New England kitchen to a Newport Chippendale bedroom, Empire Hall, or South Carolina dining room. All are furnished with authentic textiles, paintings, silver, ceramics, glass, and furniture.

Winterthur's hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. On Mondays only the gardens are open and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For those who want to take a distinctly American vacation, Fodor's has in recent years increased the number and scope of its US travel guides. The most popular book in the series is the 974-page USA ($14.95 cloth, $10.95 paper), which gives an overview of all 50 stales.

If more in-dept information about individual states is needed, there are guides to Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, New York, and Pennsylvania.

There are also guides to specific regions of the country, such as the Far West, South, New England, and Southwest.

Time-sharing has come to Bermuda. At the new St. George's Club, a tennis and beach complex overlooking the community of St. George, visitors to Bermuda may enjoy their own vacation homes during the same week every year for 25 years.

Club amenities include an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts lighted for night playing, a private club with Olympic-size swimming pool, lockers, dining rooms and lounges, and a beach club five minutes away.

The first group of 100 cottages is scheduled for completion and occupancy in January, 1982.

Sales are being handled through Bermuda Timesharing Ltd. For further information, contact John K. Weisert, St. George's Club, PO Box 92, St. George, Bermuda.

Although the Altona Fish Market is one of Hamburg's most picturesque sights, it's too rarely seen by tourists. Following a tradition that goes back to 1703 when a magisterial decree permitted Hamburg's fishermen to sell their catch on Sunday mornings, the market is open only from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Located west of the city's center, between St. Paul Landungsbrucken and Grosse Elbestrasse, the market also sells fruit, flowers, and antiques. At 10 a.m. it all disappears.

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