Today was the day of departure. We waked up at about 8 am and slowly prepared for breakfast. We were not tired at all since we went to bed early the night before. The breakfast was yummy. It was free, of course, and the range was okay for a small hotel. They didn’t have so many things, but they had the most important things: three kinds of cheese, 4 or 5 kinds of salami, butter, jam, nutella, tomatoes, cucumbers, many kinds of different little ‘brötchen’, 3 different kinds of muesli, and of course juices, tea, and coffee. I drank 2 cups of tea. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of our breakfast because we left our mobile phones in the room for charging. However we went back to our room after breakfast, packed the last things together and checked out at 11 am. Because our bus was at 7.45 pm we asked if we could leave our bags here again. So we went outside and walked around the city again. I went to Dunkin Donuts to buy a 6-packet of donuts.
And of course they were yummy :) While walking around, we found the Goethe Haus, his old house that serves as a museum now. We decided to come here after having lunch. With my donuts and with my friend buying her starbucks cup, we went to the japanese/chinese restaurant which offered an all you can eat with sushi for 11.80€. At first I didn’t want to go there, but then I saw the buffet, with all the different kinds of sushi, which were shining in different colors, green, yellow, purple :D and then the rest of the buffet with the noodles and the chicken and the spring rolls and everything. I decided at once to spend those 11.80€ and eat until I would roll around the restaurant :’D
I literally filled my plate like I have never before done it at an all you can eat.
yummmyyy!!! After the meal we also had dessert. I only had 6 slices of oranges, and 3 pieces of honeydew. After the fruit I was quite refreshed again :D My friend had also bought oolong tea and I tried one cup, it was really calming.
Now we went to the park again at first, to sit around for a while and relax. I think we sat there for about an hour. Texting and uploading our photos :D And taking more photos.
This is a panorama shot of the park. We were sitting on the banks there.
This is me with the strange statue there. I don’t know who this is or for which purpose it stands there, but there was a sign which said “I ask to dance” or something like that. And the statue was wearing a mask :) very beautiful, just like in a magical wonderland.
At about 3 pm we went on our way to the Goethe Haus. We bought the tickets, which were only 3€ for students and went inside the gallery at first. It had the pictures of Goethe’s favorite artists and portraits.
This is a sculpture of Juno
These are the shoes they wore at that time.
golden silverware.. or how do I call it now? goldware?
The death mask of Clemens Brentano :S
Goethe said about this portrait that it was not a successful one. It is assumed that he didn’t like himself in his old ages.
This was the end of the art gallery. We went out and searched for the museum. At first we didn’t find it, but then we asked and by a coincidence we arrived at the entrance to his garden which led to his house.
At first, we entered the kitchen:
Then we went to the dining room I think:
And here is something like a table for a tea room:
This is how the hallway looked like:
This was the second dining room I guess:
This just looked so beautiful:
Another tea room with a tea cups closet:
The view from the 4th storey to the garden:
The house had 4 storeys, even an attic, but it was closed. We went down and got our things from the lockers in which we had to put them in. I was happy that my donuts didn’t melt :D
Now we went to sit somewhere in a park. We found space near the European Central Bank. We sat there for a while then had to walk back to the Goethe Haus because my friends biro which she bought there as a present didn’t write. She got a new one, and then we walked around the city again. Then we discovered a lot of cute cafes but we were almost broke already :D However we found a japanese cafe and my friend wanted to try a Macha frappuccino. So she decided to spend her last change for a macha :) It was a good idea. The cafe was very beautiful. It had red comfortable sofas, with cute sugar cups.
The walls were painted in rosa and showed beautiful pictures like those from Geisha’s, Sakura, and temples. It really was a beautiful place.
Furthermore, there were almost only japanese people, talking japanese *o* My friend and me looked at each other and grinned all the time :D
While we were observing the cafe, my friend’s Macha drink with an Azuki and Omochi garnish came. I also tried the Macha and the Omochi with Azuki, but except for the Azuki it didn’t taste so good. Macha was just like green tea only too sweet and cold. But the Omochi was the worst. I bit on it and thought that I had to puke. I chewed and chewed but couldn’t swallow it. It was just like a giant bubble gum was exploding in my mouth :S Well, at least I know that I will never eat Omochi again in the future :D But I still want to try a lot of different foods from different countries :) although it sometimes is a challenge ;D
We somehow managed to pass the time so that we went back to our hotel to pick up our things and go to the train station at about 7 pm. We walked around a little and then to the bus. A lot of people were already standing there. In the end we could get in and the ride began. By coincidence we even met our friend in the same bus with whom we went to the book fair in Frankfurt as well in September :D The ride was funny. Most of the time I was reading or talking with my friends. At 11 pm the bus arrived at the airport Stuttgart and my father picked me up. My two friends had to get in to another bus to Tübingen.
All in all, it was a great weekend. Although there were a lot of gaps in between, we managed to fill them with interesting things :)