Monday, June 18, 2007

Fra Tyskland til Legoland

Well, as I'm sure you can imagine it has been a very exciting few days!!!

We landed in Germany 5:30am local time, and after nearly taking a detour via Switzerland (I'll say no more, but it has something to do with the difference between Frieberg and Friedberg!) we arrived safely with our Armin at about 9am.

Armin was a fabulous tour guide

- he knows a lot about the Hessen area and all of the old castles and buildings in the region. (I'll have to link in some of the places we visited later - there was so much to see!!!)

As well as visiting some of the actual castles we also went to Hessenpark, which is a village made up of a whole bunch of old houses that have been moved there from all over Germany.

It was very cool.

Each of the three nights we ate out - one night in a pub that was built in the 1300s!
It was amazing!

The picture below is from one of the towns we visited - can you imagine working in one of those buildings every day?

On the Wednesday we went to school with Stephanie, a friend of my aunt.

We sat in on classes of 9, 15 and 17 year olds.

The kids were all so good at english - it was amazing.

The 9 year olds were so excited - they all came running out asking for our autograph!

Every thing has been so exciting - there is just so much to look at, even just walking down the street because it is all so different from home.

On the right there is Armin's house where we stayed.
His house is older than any building in our whole country!!!

Tomorrow we are off to legoland - I'm sure I'll have lots more to say then!!!
Oh, and I have posted some of my photos on Flickr now, hopefully will get to add some descriptions too =)



  1. What glorious places to visit - thanks for the photos and the tour. Maybe I should ask for your autograph, too. ;)

  2. Hi Kuka, lovely photos. Glad you're having a good time.

  3. Wow - wonderful pics, it's great to be able to see where you've been! I wish I could be there too, but am doing my best to keep the green monster at bay.

    The HISTORY of the place is just stunning, isn't it? Walking on cobblestoned streets that are hundreds and hundreds of years old, all the old buildings - and everyone's quite blasé about it, as they've always lived with that sort of heritage around them.

    It must have been fun sitting in on the school classes - sounds like your visit was an exciting event for them too!


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