‘Extra Gottingam non est vita, si est vita non est ita.‘– August Ludwig von Schlözer
It is one of the things people from Göttingen, Germany love to do on weekends: have a walk at the Kehr within the woods belonging to the city. There you will find deer and wild boars in two separate areas, you can buy some animal feed and take a round course which is approximately three kilometers long. Also a nice walk with children.Continue reading “Kehr”
It is a coffee bar and restaurant chain I always had ignored in the past: the Cafe Del Sol. They offer good breakfast, typical drinks and nice food. The restaurant architecture follows the design of southern US-American ranches. And they are always placed near motorways – that is why a passionate user of public transport like me never got close to them.Continue reading “Café del Sol”
The Freibad Weende at the city quarter Weende belonging to Göttingen, Germany was the outdoor swimming pool of my childhood. Our garden was nearby, for many years I had a season ticket and went here many times. Then it came to age and had to be refurbished – and it changed its character during this process. Continue reading “Strandhaus37”
Whether or not you like the German Kirmes tradition or not depends on where you grew up. It is quite typical for villages and as I was always living in a city it wasn’t common for me. It typically consists of a fun fair, concerts, a procession of the local associations and bands as well as a breakfast with lots of alcohol in a tent. Continue reading “Groner Kirmes”
The most unexpected ice cream parlor ever. The Eisdiele Pinke Kuh is located between two industrial zones in the city quarter Grone of Göttingen, Germany and is integrated into a tree nursery. If you find your way here you can discover nice flavors of ice cream and they also got vegan sorts. Continue reading “Pinke Kuh”
The Junkernschänke at Göttingen, Germany has a long history and has also seen a lot of problems until it was repaired and reopened in the younger past. Now it hosts an American restaurant called Bacon supreme and you can get nice burgers, pulled pork and schnitzel there – all served with bacon. Continue reading “Bacon supreme”
The Wilhelmsplatz is a central place in Göttingen, Germany with nice green areas. It is named after emperor Wilhelm I. and a statue of him is standing there. The place is surrounded by important buildings of the Georg-August-Universität: management offices, the Aula am Wilhelmsplatz used for academic events (and also containing the former student jail) and on the other side the old student restaurant can be found.
The Auditorium of Göttingen, Germany is an old lecture building dating back to the year 1865 CE. It has a representative facade and at the beginning it included rooms for 20 to 100 students. Already in 1903 a lecture hall for up to 250 students – the Auditorium maximum or Audimax – was added.
The Aula am Wilhelmsplatz is the representative building of the Georg-August-Universität at Göttingen, Germany. It is located in the city center at the Wilhelmsplatz and contains offices of the management of the university and a giant representative hall for events. The building was designed by Otto Praël and was opened in 1837. It was sponsored by king Wilhelm IV. for the 100th anniversary of the university.