16.11.2019 - 04.01.2020
It had been a busy week so we met the Neufeld’s for a late breakfast then spent the morning lounging around the hotel. I have a presentation to give the day after we get back so I worked on that for a few hours. I’m not so good at telling my “woman in agriculture” story! Eventually we took the subway and headed downtown. We went to the city Center where there were lots of beautiful old buildings and some huge churches. My favourite was the marktkirche. It was massive and built in the 14th century. Part of the building was bombed during the war but surprisingly the main tower stayed standing. They were putting up the Christmas tree in front and it was at least 40 ft tall. We then found a great little place with coffee and cake. I had a delicious chocolate cake and a hazelnut latte. It was the perfect lunch! Afterwards we did a bit of shopping (and by we I mean Michael) then went to the rathaus (old town hall). It was a beautiful old building and they had an elevator that went to the bell tower. I had never been on anything like it. It was a curved elevator. It was a little scary going up to be honest but from the top was an amazing view. You could see the old town square and all the red roofs. Then in another direction there was a river with gorgeous fall colours. I could have stood up there for hours! But unfortunately I didn’t realize that Aganetha was afraid of heights so we Didn’t stay up there too long. We wandered around the streets a bit more before we found an Italian place for dinner. We all shared pizza then called it an early night.