Here is a quick update of life here in Wittenberg. For those of you who don’t know, I play die Posaune… the trombone, and here in Wittenberg, the day we got home from Prague, there was a huge Posaunefest! I missed a lot of it but I did get a few interesting things and got to see tons of different kinds of brass instruments and everything! It was so cool from that nerdy band kid perspective.
Next up – Angie Merkel. She is die Kanzlerin here (the president of Germany essentially). She was campaigning and came to tiny, little, small, itsy bitsy, Wittenberg! I loved it. In Germany she is conservative, but in America she would be a liberal Conservative (considering that Europe in general is more liberal than America). I have pictures to upload and I took tons of video of her speaking. The best part, I could witness it all from our youth hostile window! So cool!
Last. Weimar is this weekend! For those of you who don’t know, Weimar is a huge deal for German scholars and we get to see the house of Goethe!!!!!! Huge deal, people, huge deal. We are also going to see the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, which will be a downer, however feel that it is something very important for German majors to explore. It is apart of a very serious time in history, and therefore must be acknowledged.
P.S. – still be on the lookout for these pics from the group, Merkel, and Weimar!