Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Germany Update, June 3 2014

Today we began by touring the 500 year old ruins of the Frankenstein Castle located in the hills of central Hessen. Students heard the history of the castle and were able to explore the area independently. As with many castles, the views were spectacular.

After enjoying the stroll across the castle grounds, we once again enjoyed a traditional German meal of fleischekase (a seasoned pork meatloaf with cheese) and hard rolls.

Next came one of the more adventurous activities of the trip. We went into the woods to experience the Ketterwald, a collection of obstacle courses through the trees. When I say through the trees, I mean at least 20 feet above the ground with some courses much higher. Courses ranged from Blue (simple) to Black (advanced and really, really high). The courses started with a basic climbing web where we posed for a group photo.

After that, it was into the trees...

It was much higher than it looks! Everyone enjoyed the day with no falls or injuries, of course ;)

Tomorrow we will visit our German counterparts schools including the Peter Behrens Schule and the Fredrich Liste Schule. We will end the day with a casual bowling get together in Darmstadt.

Stay tuned for more developments and be sure to visit the International Education at Moraine Park Technical College Facebook Page for more information, news and photos.

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