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”Y
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”Y
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”Y
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.
It is the first observatory of a university in Germany: the Historische Sternwarte of Göttingen. Already in 1750 a first observatory has been created at a tower of the Wall. 1803 the new one was build outside the city fortifications (finished in 1816) and from 1929 till today a new one on the Hainberg is used.
The Schillerwiese in the East of Göttingen, Germany is a nice park created between 1903 and 1905 for the 100th anniversary of the death of German author Friedrich Schiller. There you’ll find green fields, a small river with artificial ponds, a lake, crazy golf and a shop to buy ice cream.
Since 1921 the unions and worker’s parties had a shared home at Göttingen, Germany: the Volksheim. Meetings were held there and the organizations had their offices at the building. Also the newspaper Volksblatt of the social democratic party (SPD) was printed in a building next to it. This all ended when the Nazis occupied the Volksheim in 1933.