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The Domplatz and its churches

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

The Domplatz and its churches

Exploration Friday!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Yesterday, I decided to take a trip to the Domplatz -

and explore die Innenstadt (the city center). I grabbed my camera, some money, and a coat (it was a little colder than Thursday due to the wind) and set off on foot since I don’t have my student ID yet. It was about a 20 minute walk, so just about the same as walking downtown in Fredericksburg. I took a few pictures along the way there.

Information about the the “Free state Thuringia”

I was surprised to see an Indian restaurant just on the street in Erfurt.

A hotel that I thought was was neat looking.

After my walk, I eventually ended up in the Domplatz where there was a market in the middle of the square.

There was Bratwurst everywhere as well as flowers and clothing, purses, and even some tools. I ended up buying a scarf there since I was cold. My German was a little rusty when I ended up purchasing it, but It went pretty smoothly. I’ve really enjoyed going around the town and trying to make a small conversation with locals, although it shows me how much more I really have to work on the language and can be rather challenging at times. 

I visited both cathedrals at Domplatz: Mariendom und Severikirche. The were very very large and beautiful. 

Mariendom on the left and Severikirche on the right with some of the market down below.

I had to walk around the street to find where the entrance was, and when I finally found it, there were several stairs to climb. The insides of the churches were beautiful (I’ll post pictures of them in a little). I look forward to going to one of their masses one day. 

After that, I walked around town and located Deutsche Bank where I will be creating my bank account for the university. I really like Erfurt, for there seems to be plenty to do. I look forward to exploring more of the city. 

I headed back to the university and sifted through all I have to do in the next few weeks. It’s a lot, but if I can take it one step at a time, it should be pretty easy. 

Lourdes, Manuel, and I ate dinner together then Manuel took me out to meet more people. We met downtown and went to a Bavarian pub and an Irish pub were I tried my first Augustiner Hell and Snake Bite, respectively. I met about nine more people, two of whom were German. I’ve had a really good time exploring and meeting people and am excited for what the next couple of weeks brings with the preparatory course.