Here I am again, after having visited some of the cities around Paderborn, as I had five free days. The first one was on the 3rd, that is the celebration of Germany Unity: I went at one of my German friends’ house and we went eating one of the typical food: Currywurst and fries. I think the picture can give you a good idea of the taste! 😉 It is, actually, one of my favourite food, together with the great variety of bread and sweets offered by the numerous bakeries which are in each corner of the cities where I was.
From the 4th to the 7th I spent some amazing days. Each day I could visit new places, speak German and get to know better my travel partners. It was also tiring, as we sometimes had to transfer from one train to the other and walk a lot (we always had a broad list of places to visit), but it was worth it!
I also know I’m writing with a different rythm from when I opened the blog: I sometimes write a lot, while other times I take long breaks, but it is only because one day is different from another, so I post with a variable frequency. I do want to thank who wrote to me, encouraging me to go on in this sharing project, in particular my Italian colleagues (miss you!!!)
After the usual introduction, I would like to describe the first day, spent in Bielefeld. I chose this city, because I had done some research, so my first impression was positive, but also because I wanted to meet again my buddy. I also selected the pictures taken in the most interesting places and you can obviously read something about each of them.
The first one was Alter Markt, where there are the town hall and some rather old buildings. Inside the town hall I found out the city was rebuilt after an earthquake and, during the years, has substantially grown and has become an important cultural point, thanks to its university.
Then we visited two churches, which names are “St. Nikolaikirche” and “Marienkirche” (this latter is in the picture).
The third, and for me best place, was Sparrenberg castle. We went on the top of its tower and we took some pictures of the amazing view: we could actually see the whole city from there.
I would have liked to avoid it, but I was convinced by my travel partners: I’m talking about an exhibition about poisonous animals (the picture still gives me chills, but it is also useful to give you an idea). We were also in a museum, which was very modern and where I could find some particular paintings.
At the end we were at the botanical gardens, where we could relax and take some pictures among the wonderful colours surrounding us. I loved this garden, as there was quiet and green everywhere.
I’ll write soon about the day spent in Düsseldorf and hope you enjoyed reading what I wrote!