We spent today in Münschen's famous Marienplatz with lunch in Münschen's largest open air market. The afternoon was full of packing and getting ready for our early morning departure, followed by a final German dinner together. See you at home!
We've done lots of traveling this weekend. We left Stuttgart Saturday morning for our journey to Naumberg, which is a small German town where philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche lived as a child. We visited the Nietzsche museum, located in his childhood home, and the found the historic town square, where the Rathaus (town hall) dates to … Continue reading Days 11 and 12: Naumburg and München
Today we took a short drive to the picturesque black forest town of Calw (pronounced "kalf"), the birthplace and childhood home of the famous German novelist and noble laureate Hermann Hesse. We toured the Hesse Museum, saw his home, and posed by his statue on the 15th century bridge in town. We then had an … Continue reading Day 10: Calw, Hermann Hesse, and Schwärzwalder Kirschtorte
We had an early morning today, departing from Cologne by 8:00 am for the four hour drive to Stuttgart. We're actually in this area to visit the historic small town of Calw, the birthplace of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Hermann Hesse, which we will do tomorrow. In the meantime, we took full advantage of Stuttgart. … Continue reading Day 9: Cologne to Stuttgart
Our second day in Cologne had two parts. In the morning we climbed the famous Köln Döm (Cologne Cathedral), all 533 steps of it (according to Katie, it's actually 538). Wethen had some free time to shop and in the afternoon we took a short train ride outside the city. We stopped at the Augustusburg … Continue reading Day 8: Cologne
Monday morning we visited the small but fascinating Bach Museum in Leipzig, just across the street from the Thomas Kirche. It give us more insight into the professional and family life of the great musician, as well as into the construction of organs! After lunch we checked out our rental vehicles and hit the Autobahn … Continue reading Days 6 and 7: Bach Museum and off to Cologne
We're getting ready to head out! Today's agenda is the Holocaust Memorial here in Berlin and the University of Berlin as well as time to explore . . . . . . and what a day we had! We took buses and trams and walked. We spent time at the Holocaust Memorial this morning, which … Continue reading Day 3: Berlin
We've only been in Berlin for twenty-four hours but we've done a lot. After arrival, some late night pizza took care of hunger from the long trip. Then this morning, we headed out by train to Wittenberg, the famous site of the beginning of the Reformation. There we had a traditional German meal and … Continue reading Days 1 and 2