This is my dragon Hans. Hans has been a very busy dragon and is making the most of his time in Germany!
|A stein just big enough for a dragon!|
Hans got an early start and landed in Frankfurt, Germany on December 19, 2013. From there he wanted to go visit one of the many famous German “Christkindlesmarkt” (Christmas market.) He visited one of the biggest markets, which is located in the German city of Nuremberg. The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is the only place you can buy Zwetschgenmännla (prune men). Hans made some new friends while at the market!
|Hans blending in with the Nuremberger Zwetschgenmännla|
After the holdiays, Hans went exploring as many places as he could in Germany! He went to Bamberg, Seligenstadt, Würzburg (where he visited his good friend Ann-Kathrin, who he met at UNCG while she was on exchange from Germany last semester!,) Erlangen, and Köln! Hans was especially amazed by the Köln Cathedral which is an architectural marvel!
|Even a dragon looks tiny in relation to the Cathedral|
Hans then stayed in the city of Herzogenaurach (which is quite a mouthful to say) for two months where he worked at as an intern. Right before he went off to the University, he went to Amsterdam! He was amazed at the way the city was structured and loved taking a boat tour through all the canals. After his trip to the Netherlands he headed to Konstanz, Germany for school.
|Hans taking a canal tour in Amsterdam and getting a little to close to the camera|
Hans loves Konstanz! He says that Konstanz in beautiful and the fact the it is right on the Bodensee (Lake Constance) makes it only that much better! One of his favorite things is that the Mensa (cafeteria) looks right over the lake, and it makes a stunning view, just like dinner and a show!
|Hans always wanted to live on the beach!|
He can't wait to go on more adventures with all the new friends he made at orientation! This weekend he is looking forward to exploring Meersburg and then a little later going to the famous islands of the Bodensee! And he cannot wait for summer: sun, sea, and fun!
|Hans pretending to breathe fire!|
Mit freundliche Grüβe!
From Dragon Hans and his human friend Nicole Schachter
University of Kontanz, Germany
Follow Nicole at nicoleisingermany.blogspot.de (linked on the right)