S: Hannah's Adventures in Deutschland Summer 2011
FC: My Adventures in DEUTSCHLAND Summer 2011
1: On June 29, 2011, I embarked on a fantastic three and a half week trip to Germany. I flew with a group of 39 Americans from Newark, NJ to Nuremberg, Germany. There we were met by our host families. My family consisted of my host siblings, Lisa, Sandy, Mano, Leni, and Philipp, and my two host parents, Monika and Norbert. I spent the first week of my visit getting to know my wonderful family, going to school in the city, and learning all about German culture. One of the days we took a visit to Wurzburg. Then I spent the second week in Berlin with my group of 13 crazy Americans. We all had a very good time and came back to Nuremberg with lots of fun stories to tell everyone. The next week and a half was spent mostly in the Altstadt of Nuremberg, sightseeing and enjoying the beauty of the city. We also took a trip to Munich and to a pencil factory. By the time the end of the trip rolled around, everyone was very close, and good-byes were really hard. But hopefully, someday, we will see each other again! | The Trip of a Lifetime
2: My host family lives in a beautiful, white stucco house in the middle of the woods outside of Nuremberg. The twins, Leni and Philipp, go to elementary school in Wendelstein, and Sandy and Lisa go to high school in Nuremberg. | Mano, Norbert, Lisa, me, Moni, Philipp, Sandy | Leni & Philipp's school | My bedroom | A festival at the elementary school
3: There is a lovely meadow full of wildflowers behind the Feder's house. Mano, Sandy, and I spent a whole afternoon there, picking flowers and taking pictures.
4: The Altstadt of Nuremberg | The Altstadt, or 'Old City', is the historic section of Nuremberg. There are extravagant churches, a market, a fortress, and many other things. | The river that runs through Nuremberg. | The Schoene Brunne | The Burg (fortress) | The market where vendors sell flowers, fruit, and much more. | Albrecht Duerer House | Sebalduskirche
5: The Americans and the Germans spent a lot of time in the Altstadt, wandering around, visiting the Stadtstrand, eating Doeners and chocolate-covered coffee beans, and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. | Caroline, Karyn, and me | Inside the walls of the Burg | View of Nuremberg from the top of the Burg. | Garden at the Burg | Fountain by the Hauptbahnhof
6: Wurzburg | My group took a day trip to Wurzburg, a city known for its wine. | We hiked up about 200 stairs, but this incredible view of the whole city made the trek completely worth it.
7: On the Donau River | My host family and I took a 45 minute boat ride down the Donau River. The white rocks contrasted beautifully with the green forest and blue sky. | A very ornate church we visited. | While waiting for a ferry back, Sandy and I waded a little too far into the river! | The beautifully painted ceiling of the church. | Lisa & Patrick
8: BERLIN | My group spent six days in the spectacular city of Berlin, capital of Germany. We learned a lot about its history, and visited the Parliament building, churches, museums, and palaces. Berlin is an incredibly exciting and fun city, and we all had an amazing time. | Street Art | Old Town Hall | Aquarium Platz | Alexander Platz | Berliner Dom | Schloss Charlotenburg | Fernsehturm | Sunset | Dressed up... | For a night on the town! | The Wall
9: The Wall
10: Berliner Dom | Ceiling at Potsdamer Platz | Herr Meusel and our Tour Guide | Typical Street Scene | Amazing Architecture | Bubble Popping | Fernsehturn | Sculpture inside DZ Bank in Pariser Platz | Street Performer | University
11: Herr Meusel and our Tour Guide | Monuments
14: Reichstag Building | One of the days in Berlin we visited the Parliament building.
15: Frankfurt We took a day trip to the city of Frankfurt to visit the University there. | The University was located right beside the border of Germany and Poland. To the left are Sabrina, Karyn, and I in Poland!