Hotel Corveyer Hof
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... gave good insight into how good people can initiate or passively watch bad things. In the opening and closing remarks, the film reflects upon how this relates to the Nazi era - something that hit home in a room of Germans that still may be coming to terms with their past.
Thanks Göttingen for a fun night of collective learning - it was inspiring to see so many people excited by science.
Zurück in die Schule (Back-to-school)!
Back-to-school in Germany means it's time for the Schultüte (school cone) tradition. For the first day of school, students are given these cones which are filled with treats, school supplies and small gifts. Historically, these were specifically for those entering the first grade, but nowadays that has extended to other school-age children. ...
... Mayer (which seems to get changed to Goeppert based on Google searches). She is one of the few female laureates connected to Göttingen, having been raised and educated in the city - not surprising what she managed to achieve having Born, Windaus and Flanck for a doctoral committee!
This one graveyard only scratches the surface of Göttingen's laureates and historical figures, but ...
... barges. Toward the town centre were many well tended "Schrebergarten"; mini farms for apartment dwellers which were the brainchlild of Doctor Daniel Schreber, and are found throughout most German cities.
One interesting feature we noticed on our ride was the number of German flags being displayed on houses and, most commonly, on the large garden sheds in the Schrebergarten. Apparently a little bit of healthy nationalism is now permitted after being shunned for many ...
... Holzminden. Town is picturesque with many half timbered buildings.
We found some empty rooms in a Pension run by Maria, a nice lady from Peru. Who'd have thought? Finding the place was not easy as she'd given us directions that assumed we'd come on the other cycle path. Eventually she sent a neighbour to fetch us from the main street.
Michael had to patch my flat tyre in the bathroom sink.
Rode 70km today. Total distance 110km to date.
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