Radisson Blu Hotel, Halle-Merseburg
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So the last 10 days can be summed up with chilling with Brett and his grad friends. In honor of our nerdy home city of Seattle, Brett and i played a ton of Netrunner and watch Bleach, my first anime. Highlights are going to a Bach choir performance at a gorgeous church. Aaand I'm just going to up load the three pictures i took and then write an entry about ...
... to walk around for hours in. So there! We decided to take a day trip to Leipzig, a smaller city just a little over an hour by train south of Berlin. We opted out of the closer and quite popular option of Potsdam which is known for it's palaces and long expanses of beautiful parks. Walking around parks in 6 inches of snow (in sneakers for Jonathan... Ha!) didn't sound like a good plan. Leipzig didn't necessarily mean less waking, however. ...
Leipzig was lovely. We were only there for three days, but it was worth stopping at on the way to Berlin, which is just about an hour away from Leipzig.
Leipzig is an historic city because most of the peaceful protests took place there during 1989 that led to the Berlin Wall being taken down. "We are the people!" is ...
Today we traveled to Eisleben, Martin Luther's hometown full of Lutheran history. Martin Luther was born and died in Eisleben. The St. Peter and Paul Church where he was baptized was on our stop. We were able to go in and see the amazing renovations that have been done to the historic church. While there is a new baptismal font the original one used in Luther's baptism was still there.
Trains from 9am-5pm to get to the other side of Germany. Loooong trip via Frankfurt and Cologne, but it was very interesting to see the countryside. It was Beautiful through the Rhine Valley. Castles galore! Grape vines, barges and little villages/old houses. And now... WE ARE STAYING IN A CASTLE FOR THREE NIGHTS! It's very ...