Schloss Heidelberg

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will arrive in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg on Thursday, 20 July, I thought I would finally share photos from my exchange year of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg or Altes Schloss). Although the Cambridges are unlikely...

Things I learned in Germany

I spent altogether 2 years (less than 12 months each time, however) in Germany, first in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg and then in Muenchen, Bayern. My German Professor from my uni in Canada just shared this on her Facebook today and it brought...

OBW Report: Dreams Come True

Home Univeristy: Queen’s University Host University: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Period of stay: Sept 2008-July 2009 Eleven years ago, I first arrived in Heidelberg on a summery day in June. I was nine then, wasn’t interested in school nor the prospect of...

Der Ball der Vampire

35th Vampire Ball in Heidelberg Date: Samstag, 21. Februar, 2009 Time: 20.30-3.00 Place: Stadthalle/Kongresshalle (City Hall) Code of dress: Costume (gothic, vampire, etc.) What a night! It was K.’s birthday, and we celebrated it at a ball! This was our...

Sunday is a Day of Rest

In Germany (or at least in Heidelberg), just about everything is closed on Sundays. Only a handful of cafes remain opened (Starbucks, for example). This explains why Saturday is probably the most crowded day of the week when everyone rushes...