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Mühlhausen, Germany - 11th March 2012

By: iloveletters

For the weekend we went to the north of Thuringia, to Mühlhausen.

On the map you can see the outline of the city with the old city wall that is still there.

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Let's go through one of the city gates and take a stroll through the city.

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There are lovely old half-timbered houses.

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The townhall is very old. The first parts where built in the 13th century.
Later some other buildings where added.

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Can you read Latin?

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We also came passed the Divi Blasii Church.
A young Johann Sebastian Bach was an organist here in 1707!

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Hey what's that? On the market square there is a time line!

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You may have heard of Thomas Müntzer, a leader in the peasant war.
He was executed in front of the Mühlhausen wall gates.

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And do you know this guy?! It is John August Roebling (1806–1869),
the architect of the  Brooklyn Bridge in New York!
Did you know that he was from Mühlhausen!?

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This is the 'Brotlaube', a building designed to store bread and dough in former times.
Today it is used by the town council.

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This building also has an intersting history as we can read on the plaque.

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And we finish our walk at the 'Marienkirche'.

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Mühlhausen is a really nice town worth a visit!








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Mechterstädt, at home, Germany - 12th March 2012

By: iloveletters

At home I had a look at a Thuringia map in my host's study to see where I am.

The Federal State of Thuringia is right in the middle of Germany, in
summer it is very green  here and therefore Thuringia is also called
'the green heart of Germany'.

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Mechterstädt is in the middle between Eisenach and Gotha.
About 15 km either way.
And we are going to Eisenach tomorrow!

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* Posted Mar 13, 2012, 1:16 pm Last edited Mar 13, 2012, 1:17 pm by iloveletters [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Eisenach, Germany - 13th March 2012

By: iloveletters

Eisenach - home of Bach, Luther and the 'Sommergewinn'.

We started our little walking tour near the Luther house and I had
a look at the map to see where we are going.

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This is the Luther house in which Luther (is said to have) lived as a
child from 1498 to 1501. Today it is a museum.

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We continued along the street and came to the Bach-House.

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On the left side is the old Bach house in which he was born and on
the right you can see part of the newly added museum.

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In front there is a Bach memorial with some information.
I was eager to read it.

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On the market square I saw the Georges church in which Bach was
baptised and in which Luther preached.

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As you can see they are preparing a fun fair on the market square
because this weekend there is the 'Sommergewinn' -  a folk festival
to celebrate the arrival of summer. It is one of the biggest festivals
in Germany and the pageant will be broadcasted by the MDR.
We will also attend the pageant and I will show you more pictures after Saturday!

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This is the old townhall and the old  city castle that are also
situated on the market square.

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* Posted Mar 13, 2012, 1:32 pm Last edited Mar 13, 2012, 1:34 pm by iloveletters [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Mechterstädt, Germany - 15th March 2012

By: iloveletters

Oh, a big envelope arrived today! I was curious to open it!

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A new visitor crawled out:KalliHH.

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During March he takes part in the ETVT 2012. I am sure will have a good time together!

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Mechterstädt, Germany - 16th March 2012

By: iloveletters

I took some time to find out more about the federal state that I visit right now: Thuringia.

The Free State of Thuringia is located in the centre of Germany.
It has an area of 16,171 square kilometres and about 2 million inhabitants.
It is the sixth smallest state by area and the fifth smallest by population.
The capital is Erfurt, where I already went!

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This is the coat of arms:

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I am sure I will discover more soon.

For now I stayed at home and relaxed. We have beautiful wheather at the moment.

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Eisenach, Germany - 17th March 2012

By: iloveletters

Today we went to Eisenach to see the big
parade of the 'Sommergewinn'. It is one of the biggest festivals in
Germany celebrating the beginning of Summer. And we had summer
like weather with blue sky and sunshine all day long.

The parade was great with music and all different kinds of cars.
There were many other people too.

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The symbols of the festical are the cock, the egg and the pretzel.
The slogan is 'Gut Ei und Kikeriki' (good egg and kikeriki) and all
the people shouted it many times together.

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And last but not least Misses Summer - Frau Sunna!

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Many houses were also decorated with paper flowers like this one.

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Also shops decorated their windows for the festival.

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And there was a funfair!

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After a long day and many impressions we went home by train.
You know I love to travel by train and got one step closer in fulfilling
one life mission!

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* Posted Mar 17, 2012, 8:06 pm Last edited Mar 17, 2012, 8:08 pm by iloveletters [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Mechterstädt, Germany - 21st March 2012

By: iloveletters

Today we went for a little walk in the village to
get an idea of where I am.

Mechterstädt is in Thuringia near Eisenach and there live about
1000 people. This map shows how small the place is.

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There is  a village hall

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and a church

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The river Hoersel runs through the village.

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And at the moment there is a large construction site in the village
near the train station...

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because of this:

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The rail-crossing gates are closed very often because the railway
track is the main route from East to West. That's why there are
often traffic jams in the village and so the German Railway decided
to build a tunnel instead of the rail-crossing.

My host lives near the crossing on this street:

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And this is the house I am staying at at the moment.

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I helped to put  up some Easter decoration.

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And in the garden there are snowdrops everywhere. It is beautiful
spring weather with sunshine and blue sky - I love it!
I enjoyed some time outside on the swing.

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Mechterstädt, balcony in the sun, Germany - 28th March 2012

By: iloveletters

We had lovely sunny weather the last days and so I enjoyed myself on the balcony in the sun!  KalliHH joined me.

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I even took of my scarf because it was too hot lying in the sun!

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Reading is fun!

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The view from the balcony is nice. In the background you might see the 'Inselsberg', the second largest mountain in Thuringia with about 1000 metres.

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* Posted Mar 30, 2012, 10:50 am Last edited Mar 30, 2012, 10:51 am by iloveletters [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Mechterstädt, Germany - 30th March 2012

By: iloveletters

Before I went on my next journey I took a
nap with the two cats living here, Bonnie and Clyde.

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Then I said Goodbye to KalliHH and jumped into my box.
My next stop is Munich!

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CU mommy!

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München, Germany - 1st April 2012

By: Pandamao

Yeah, I have arrived ..... and already leave Munich again. I am doing a one day trip to the North-East of Bavaria. I am going by train so I easily watch the landscape passing by.

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Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany - 1st April 2012

By: Pandamao

I took a walk in the park with view of the "skyline" of Sulzbach-Rosenberg

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Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany - 1st April 2012

By: Pandamao

In this part of Germany it is a tradition to decorate the fountains with colorful eggs, very often hand-painted. I visited the "Easter fountain". I liked it a lot.

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München, Germany - 8th April 2012

By: Pandamao

Aaaah, what a shock, when I looked out of the window today there was snow all over the place .... shocking!!!! It's Easter Sunday and everything is covered in snow, how am I supposed to look for my Easter eggs that are hidden on the balcony???

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München, Germany - 11th April 2012

By: Pandamao

Today I visited a cemetary - yes, you read the correct location - cemetary. It's the cemetary at the Perlacher forest where several members of the White Rose are buried.

White Rose? What's that you may ask?
The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Adolf Hitler's regime.
The six most recognized members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo and beheaded in 1943.

The graves of the members are close to my host's garden and she showed me the place. It is important to remember them!

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München, Germany - 17th April 2012

By: Pandamao

Spring has come  :D

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