We had the official welcome at school this morning. Lots of smiles and lots of applause! Each of our students stood up and introduced him or herself in German and added a couple of “fun facts.“ So…, public speaking in another country in another language…,kind of makes the senior speech look easy! You can see more here:
We spent the day in Bremerhaven and Bremen. Bremerhaven is the site of the emigration museum. Over 7 million Europeans (most of them Germans) emigrated to the Americas from Bremen. The museum gives the visitor a feeling for what that experience might have felt like. After Bremerhaven, we spent the afternoon in Bremen, a member city of the Hanseatic League, an organization of cities that fostered trade and helped bring the Middle Ages to an end in northern Germany.
It’s been a long day(s) of travel, but everyone held up just fine. Here we are with our welcoming party in Löningen, and it’s a beautiful day!
Rhein panorama from the Niederwald Memorial
Dinner in Rothenburg 1: Bratwurst und Schnitzel
With George, the night watchman of Rothenburg
Panorama of Rothenburg
Dinner in Rothenburg 2: Sauerbraten, Bratwurst, und Schnitzel
Photo at the “Plönlein,” Germany’s most photographed location