Ulm…How Many Steps Did You Say? (May 18, 2017)

Today was our last preplanned day in Germany.  Time has really flown on this trip and I can’t believe it is almost over.  We had to get up a little early today as we took the high-speed train to Ulm.  Once we arrived at Ulm, we met at Münster cathedral.  It is the largest Christian building in the world.  It looks like a gothic version of the Cathedral of Learning.  I was slightly dreading today because I knew we were going to climb 768 steps to the top of the Münster.  I wasn’t worried about the physical activity, I just don’t like steps.  I only started being able to take two at a time this year (I wish I was joking).  I climbed it anyway because I knew I would regret it if I didn’t.  The top came sooner than I thought and there we three breaks in the middle which helped.  The view was amazing.  Going down was slightly worse than going up but luckily, I am not afraid of heights because there were open windows everywhere.  It was a relief to finally make it to the bottom.  Afterward, we had a nice tour of the city and of the Münster.  There were a lot of cool stained glass windows.  One was even dedicated to Albert Einstein.  We also saw the worlds most tilted hotel.  For lunch, I had a crepe with veal, onions, and whipped cream.  We had some free time afterwards.  We then rode on the train back to Augsburg.  We had our goodbye dinner today as well.  We ate at the Augsburg Ratskeller, gave our gifts to the German students and said our goodbyes.  After we ate some gelato and went back to the hotel to get some sleep after the long day.

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-The Münster

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The view from the Münster

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The tilted hotel

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