We’ve arrived in Frankfurt and we will post some new photos after our walking tour tomorrow. Tonight, we thought we would put up some random shots that don’t fit any particular category, but reflect the Gutenberg journey as a whole.
The America House in Munich is dedicated to preserving transatlantic relationships between Germany and the U.S. A host of cultural programs, exhibits, and services are available here. There used to be many such houses in cities all over Europe set up by the State Department, but they have dwindled over the years.
This ornate Catholic Church in Munich, built in 1675, suffered damage during WWII and the front of the building and the roof had to be replaced. The interior is mostly stucco.
Students walk in a winter wonderland at Munich’s Olympia Park.
It’s the little things that make us happy. Ryan Greene and Jocelyn Holt exult over a very long loaf of bread and a carton of chocolate milk at the Nuremberg train station. Train stations have provided us with some wonderful food along the way.
We do a lot of hanging out in stations waiting for trains, which usually run on time. This is also the Nuremberg station, which was a block from our hotel.
Alex Hay directs the oompah band in Munich’s Hofbrau Haus. The photo is fuzzy because the camera lens couldn’t take the sudden temperature shift from 20 to 80 and fogged up.
Pigeons hang out in the crevasses of a building. They looked cold, too.
The “Ehrenhalle” was built by the city of Nuremberg. It was inaugurated in 1930, before the Hitler era.
This is the Ehrenhalle as used by Hitler to commemorate 16 so-called “Martyrs of the NS Movement,” Nazis who died during the beer hall putsch of 1923 in Munich.
To end this gallery on a happier note, quite literally, this band played Louis Armstrong tunes and other jazz standards on our final snowy evening in Prague.