Bremen Hauptbahnhof, Old Town, famous Town Musicians of Bremen:
Bratwurst, quark ball (like a cross between a doughnut and cake, but rolled in a ball, fried and dusted with sugar … this was probably my favorite treat):
Church of St. Petri, the Schnoor District, view of Bremen from across the River:
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, the Rathaus, Church of St. Nikolai (bombed during WWII), source of the Great Fire of 1842:
Port of Hamburg, the Speicherstadt, Indra Club where the Beatles first gained a reputation in the early 60s:
Organ at St. Michael’s Church (gorgeous), view from the top of St. Michael’s Church (had to climb >450 stairs to get there but it was SO worth it):
My trip could not have gone any better – I achieved exactly what I wanted in the lab, learned more than I thought possible, met so many wonderful people and explored 3 new cities!
Things I loved:
- the people
- the preservation of old architecture
- the ease and convenience of public transportation
- the PASTRIES (omg.)
Things I found strange:
- no one seems to drink water
- people eat VERY quickly!
- there are no bedsheets
- comforters are the size of 1 person only
Outside of my research time, I was able to investigate 3 cities in Northern Germany: Oldenburg (where I was staying), Hamburg and Bremen
I’ll do a little photographical summary of each today, tomorrow and Saturday – Enjoy!
First up: Oldenburg
Next Tuesday, I take my oral PhD candidacy exam – I won’t be a Dr. yet (passing this just makes me a candidate to get the degree) but it’s a major hurdle in my journey as a grad student. Wish me luck!
I don’t think these rules ONLY apply to scientists, but I love them anyway: