Posted by: jansen86 | September 27, 2009

Grüße aus Freiburg!

This is now the beginning of my fourth week in Freiburg and so far it has been a blast. Over the past few weeks I have been attending a precession course run by the Sprachlehr Institut here in Freiburg and it’s been very helpful. I have had classes every day during the week for 4 hours in the morning as well as a 1.5 hour Vorlesung in the evening. So I’ve been pretty busy over the last 3 weeks during the week with school, but on the weekends I’ve done a decent amount of traveling. Last weekend I took a train to Basel, Switzerland which was only a 50 minute train ride from Freiburg. Basel was a great city to visit, but just a little too expensive. But I guess it’s expesnive anywhere you go in Switzerland. The day after I went to Basel I decided to take a train to Staufen, which is a small little villiage only 30 minutes outside of Freiburg. The city of Staufen is quite popular because of the story of Faust and the day I went there they had an amazing midievil festival going on. Everyone was dressed up in costume and it felt as if I was thrown back in time or something. Also in the city of Staufen there is a beautiful Castle at the top of a hill surrounded by several wine vinyards. The view was amazing!

This past Friday was my last day of precession class before my university classes begin on the 19th. Yesterday a couple of freinds and I decided to take the train to Triberg, which is nestled in the heart of the black forest and is  home to Germany’s highest waterfall. It tooks us about 2 hours to get there by train but it was very well worth the ride because the view was fantastic. I can’t wait to do some more traveling around Germany before classes start up. A few friends and I are planning on renting a car and going to Munich to the Oktoberfest for a couple of days and then after that visit Neuschwanstein. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll keep you posted on how the trip goes!

Grüße aus Freiburg,




  1. Youre unquestionably correct on this blog!!

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