Tag Archives: Heidelberg

Experience Austrian Culture at Klosterneuburg!

When I first arrived in Heidelberg, to study, I learned the university was founded in 1386. Students were already studying in Latin at this university before Columbus discovered America in 1492. Imagine how old! During our August trip to Vienna, … Continue reading

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Parents as Teachers

As a German language educator of more than forty years of experience, I knew the intrinsic value of beginning language learning at an early age. Since most US schools do not begin foreign languages with children as early as two … Continue reading

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Cobblestones and Rain

During my student days in Heidelberg, Germany, I recall taking public transportation to and from my student dormitory. This usually involved a combination of busses and trolleys. Walking was a big part of my student life there as well. Dressing … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in my Birks

There is an ongoing joke in my family because I have worn Birkenstock sandals since my university days in Heidelberg, Germany. The joke goes that I am the only one my family knows who wears them year-round including during our … Continue reading

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Appreciating a Different Pace of Life

My first trip to Germany was on a turboprop plane with Icelandic Airlines. Our layover to refuel was in Reykjavik, Iceland. The noise of the engines remained in my ears for a couple of days after I landed in Germany. … Continue reading

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Dad and I

It has been about 24 years since my Dad died, but it seems only yesterday. It was at his urging that my sisters and I studied abroad. I chose Germany and spent almost three years in Heidelberg. When he asked … Continue reading

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