The Germany Experiment a little photo journey in progress


2 cats, 4 bikes, 2 duffel bags, and 3 backpacks came with us from Salt Lake City to Jena in April. We moved to Europe for adventure. We moved to Europe under the guise of science; as postdoctoral researchers. The plan is to spend 3 years dissecting the pathogenesis of fungal pathogens, while exploring the German countryside and ultimately greater Europe. This is a summary of the first 8 months of that exploration. Check out the blog linked at the bottom for more details if you are desparately bored.

Two Humans, two cats, and a mid-size german city..
Amelia, the Kittens, and Jena

It took some time to get going, but now that we have our bearings, we have started to take some trips to explore Germany and Europe. The most photogenic is probably a recent trip to the Alps.

The alps are neat

Austria is big and bumpy. Here is the view from the top of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. This is looking southwest (towards the setting sun). You can spend too much money and take a cablecar all the way to the top: something like 7,000 ft above the valley below.

Here is that view from the top of the Zugspitze down to Eibsee and the start of the cablecar.

There is also a cablecar from the top down to Austria.

While in the German Alps, we also hiked into Partnachklamm, a beautfiul gorge carved by a glacier-fed stream.

One more of the sunset from the Zugspitze, because why not.

Belgium is too Much fun

We met up with friends in Belgium. It was great. I can't wait to go back.

REminds me of a record...
Bike touring around Ghent
Bikes everywhere!
Ghent is even better at night

Poking around ".de"

In addition to the Alps, we have been trying to see as much of Germany as is feasible. Here is a random assortment of photos from our adventures.

Jena, Germany from the Fuchsturm. We live on the other side of the ridge to the right.
Trips to the Mercedes museum, the BMW museum, Heidelberg, Ludwigsburg, and Tübingen have been among the highlights.


We have also spent some time in German Christmas markets, sipping Glühwein and spending time with friends.

Our European Visitors

We have also been lucky to have a bunch of visitors. We are happy to host if you are willing to make the journey.

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