Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Miles Family - October 2011 - Northern Ethiopian Trip in the Tigray Region

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weimar, Germany
















Yesterday we drove about 2 hours to the famous city of Weimar, Germany. The city is famous for a variety of reasons. It was the home of Goethe and Schiller and for a period of time the famous pianist/musician Franz Liszt. Goethe was a famous poet and playwright and Schiller was a famous author. The statues of them are in front of the city theater where the kids happen to be eating yummy Italian ice cream. The town square pictures are of the city hall and of the famous Elephant Hotel. Look closely at the balcony. This is the place where Hitler gave a speech so long ago. Weimar has a famous music school and has been the home for a period of time to many famous musicians like Bach. It is a beautiful city. We also learned that just outside of Weimar is where the concentration camp, Buchenwald, was liberated on April 11th, 1945. The city of Weimar has been in a lot of ways a center of German culture in the arts. It was interesting to learn so much history and it was a great day. The state of Thueringen which Weimar is the center of is known throughout Germany for its bratwurst which we HAD to take a picture of. We also had McDonald's on our way out of town. What a way to wrap up the day!