Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel [Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.1500) was probably in Saxon, but the story it told spread all over Europe and North Britain. Till is the hero of a tone poem by Richard Strauss and of many novels, poems, and stories. (bartleby.com)

There is a story about his stay in Braunschweig, where he found a job as baker's assistant.

After working for two days, the master baker ordered Till to bake all night on his own. When Till asked "What should I bake?", the master answered sneeringly "You are a baker's assistant, and ask what to bake? What do people usually bake? Owls and long-tailed monkeys?".

When the master woke up the next morning, he found neither rolls nor cakes. Instead, many owls and long-tailed monkeys. He got angry, said he couldn't sell these things, and ordered TIll to pay for the dough. Till paid, and left with his bakery products.

Till didn't need long time to figure out what to do with it, as it was the day before St.Nicolaus. He sold all his products in front of the church, and earned even more money than he had to pay to the baker. The people loved his extraordinary products. (bs-net.de)

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Summer in the City

Betti and Christiane

Betti and Christiane

The weather was so great yesterday! It was crazy hot here (compared to the last days of course!). Wow, hope it stays like this. Unfortunately, I have to study at the moment...

I had to bring my dead computer power supply (The second time within a year!!) to the post office. On my way back home, I found out not to be the only one enjoying the sun: Hi Betti! Hi Christiane! :)

Deutschland

The Sports Hall

sports hall, chemnitz university

sports hall, chemnitz university

In fact, it wasn't THAT bad inside :p

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Braunschweig Night

Downtown Braunschweig

Downtown Braunschweig

 Downtown Braunschweig

Downtown Braunschweig

Yesterday night, downtown Braunschweig. Sorry, I am too tired to report about the (party) night now. Maybe tomorrow. :p

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Martin's Bachelor Party

As promised, now some notes about the weekend:

On saturday, we took our friend Martin into town, to celebrate his last few days in freedom. He will marry on Friday.

So we made some funny T-shirts and bought small alcoholic drinks, which he had to sell to people. With the money, we bought even more alcohol. For ourselves, of course :)

That night was great fun, not only because we all got pretty much drunk. I also cannot remember being in so many bars and pubs at one evening! Now I probably know every location in downtown Braunschweig :p But I wonder if I could go there again.... hehe.

Next drinking experience will be on friday, at the wedding. Of course our girls will be there too (ok, not mine :p), so maybe it won' t end in such a headache like this.

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

More Music for the City

More Music for the City

More Music for the City

Some more music for the city.

Deutschland

The day after the students' party

in front of chemnitz university

in front of chemnitz university

I wonder why they don't clean up their mess. I wouldn't like to see my university's campus like this...

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Cocktails

Betti

Betti

Well, I guess it was a lie when I said the next drinking experience will be tonight. It was yesterday. In a cocktail bar. Betti celebrated her diploma with us. Anyway, the wedding is still today, ...

Deutschland

The Phone Cell

public phone

public phone

Beam me up, Trinity!

Deutschland

The cool driver

sebastian's driving

sebastian's driving