Germany Part I (Altenburg)

We visited Altenburg Germany from July 23 – 28 for the wedding of Christian’s friend Katrin who he met while on an exchange in Stockholm a few years ago. We stayed at her parent’s house on the top floor and they spoiled us with many fresh home-cooked meals with ingredients right from the garden. I thought that I would split the trip into three posts since we took a ridiculous number of photos, and one entry would simply be too long. I think I’ll tell this story in pictures.

We took an Easy Jet flight to Berlin since we didn't realize that Ryanair flights land in Altenburg. Notice the little windmills - Germany is jam packed with them.
We took an Easy Jet flight to Berlin since we didn’t realize that Ryanair flights land in Altenburg. Notice the little windmills!
I'm told that much of Altenburg was spared from war-time bombing, and so there are a number of great old buildings left in-tact. This is the central square - a big wide-open space full of shops and cafes.
I’m told that much of Altenburg was spared from war-time bombing, and so there are a number of great old buildings left in-tact. This is the central square – a big wide-open space full of shops and cafes.
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We also went to a little zoo that was on an island in the middle of a small lake near Katrin’s parent’s house.
We also went to a little zoo that was on an island in the middle of a small lake near Katrin’s parent’s house.
After the zoo we went on a good-old-fashioned romantic row around the island zoo. Perfectly romantic if you don’t pay attention to the wacky animal sounds emanating from the zoo. The goats made Christian crack up.
After the zoo we went on a good-old-fashioned romantic row around the island zoo. Perfectly romantic if you don’t pay attention to the wacky animal sounds emanating from the zoo. The goats made Christian crack up.
I’ll finish with a view of the pretty German countryside. Katrin’s sister Julia and her boyfriend Lars drove us around a little. P.S. German radio is awesome.
I’ll finish with a view of the pretty German countryside. Katrin’s sister Julia and her boyfriend Lars drove us around a little. P.S. German radio is awesome.

4 thoughts on “Germany Part I (Altenburg)

  1. Gorgeous photos as always. I always hope zoos do a good job of keeping animals in habitats as close as possible to their own, but of course not all zoos are good and even the best ones can only do so much 🙁 On the other hand, it seems that some places have done a lot for endangered species, and even reintroduced them into the wild, so I guess that's something positive.

  2. Yep I agree. Zoo's can certainly do a lot of good for a dying species. Looking at the bigger picture it's easy to see the good, but I guess I get lost on the personal level where the singular animal is confined to a cage. It's one of those things where I can't exactly pick a side. Nice to hear from you Gail.

  3. awesome!…and you actually got a pic of chitch smiling instead if making some sort of weird face. must've been the goats.

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