Thursday, November 19, 2015

Exploring Our Backyard

James has been here since June and it has been a little over a month for me. It was about time we went to explore life outside the gates.

Since we live here we didn’t pack too much into our day. We spent the afternoon around and inside the Altes Schloss. The castle had a wonderful temporary exhibit honoring Christoph Duke of Württemberg. This marks the 500th anniversary from when he became duke of the area.

Many of you probably haven’t even heard of this guy. Don’t worry we hadn’t either till we went. His biggest claim to fame was unifying the Protestant Reformation for this area. In school I only ever learned about the Reformation going on in England so this was very informative to me.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Going with the Flow in Nuremberg

On Monday, we took a much anticipated trip to Nuremberg. When we first learned we were going to Germany, this was one of James’ top places to go since it has some of the more pivotal World War II sights.

This was a very stressful day for us both and not at all what we had hoped it would be.
Our day started of very bumpy. Though we had a car reservation, there were none available for us. We had to wait over an hour and a half while they transported a car 10 miles to us. This put us behind our schedule which was very disappointing to us.

The first stop on our trip began to ease some of my disappointment in knowing we wouldn’t get to see everything. James was so excited to see the exhibit inside the unfinished Congress Hall. Inside of the building is an exhibit chronicling the rise and fall of their reign of terror. The museum, takes you through the history and impact the Nazi Party had on Nuremberg.