So, How was Germany? – Day 13 and Reflection

Phoebe Katz, May 20 and June 4th On the final day of the trip, I finally tried the hotel waffles. I ate them with bacon and it was delicious. On the way to the airport I listened to the new Harry Styles album (I loved every second. Matilda is a work of art. He is…

Are we there yet? – Day 10

Phoebe Katz, May 17 Today, we had a series of cultural visits. We started with a long bus ride to Neuschwanstein castle. The location of the castle was beautiful. There was a beautiful landscape of mountains and a lake. After appreciating the scenery for a while, we climbed up the mountain to the entrance of…

Wait, How many steps are there? – Day 9

Phoebe Katz, May 16 I got a great night of sleep last night so I woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. I had two egg sandwiches for breakfast instead of my usual one because I was feeling hungry after my lack of dinner last night. Then we walked to the train station…

How could this happen? – Day 8

Phoebe Katz, May 15 I have been dreading this day since I first saw the rough itinerary for this trip. Two years ago, during a semester abroad in Israel, Three years ago, during a study abroad program in Israel, I traveled with 80 other Jewish people to Poland and we visited both Majdanek and Auschwitz….

Where should we eat? – Day 7

Phoebe Katz, May 14 We finished the industry trips yesterday, so our day today was a cultural visit to Munich. We took the train in and walked a short distance from the Hauptbanhof to a large plaza where we met our tour guide. The walk was interesting because it was through an area without cars…

Are there women in this country? – Day 6

Phoebe Katz, May 13 ‚Äč‚ÄčThis morning, they had bacon at the hotel breakfast. It was not fabulous but it was very exciting. We left the hotel at 7 for our final company tour, with Grob. Our tour guide, George, was awesome and we learned about a huge variety of things, from the different types of…

Do you have water without bubbles? – Day 5

Phoebe Katz, May 12 I had a nice chamomile tea with sugar this morning before boarding the bus to breakfast. It was quite sunny, but I was still a little chilly because I did not bring a sweatshirt. The bus took us about 45 minutes away, to the countryside. There were pretty rolling hills with…

Can we have more merch? – Day 4

Phoebe Katz, May 11 Today was a big day, as we had two company visits. We began with a very early morning wake-up and then drove to the Munich metropolitan area to visit Webasto, the company I will be presenting about. On the way there, I wrote a series of questions to ask. The lobby…

Why are we stopping in midair? – Day 3

Phoebe Katz – May 10 This morning we woke up early for our first company visit of the trip. There were some baby croissants at breakfast, which I very much enjoyed. Our company visit was at Hoerbiger. First stop was their valve and actuator production facility, where we got to see how their office space…

Where’s my pizza? – Day 2

Phoebe Katz, May 9 Today was my first day waking up in Germany, which is very exciting. I tried the hotel breakfast for the first time. It was much better than I expected. The baguette had a nice flaky exterior, which I appreciated. Also, the eggs were light and fluffy. We headed to the University…

Why is the plane landing? – Day 1

Phoebe Katz, May 7-8 I woke up in Nordenberg and then headed to the Pittsburgh airport. I ate half a bagel, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel that I purchased the previous day from Bagel Emporium in New York. We all checked our bags (mine was 35 lbs, which leaves plenty of weight for…

Phoebe in Deutsch(er)land

Get it? like Alice in Wonderland? Anyways, hello everyone! My name is Phoebe Katz. I am from Tarrytown, New York which is about 45 minutes north of Manhattan and is right on the Hudson River. I have one older sister, Zoe, and one younger dog, Pumpernickel. Pumpernickel was born on 3.14.20, which is pi day…