I'm so glad Amy and her family gave me the opportunity to visit their home! I'm really looking forward to it!
I'm in Germany now, and enjoying it a lot! So far, I've been learning a lot about German culture by staying with Amy's family.
Update #2: My Trip to Marburg
The other American students and I took a tour all over Marburg. We learned about:
St. Elizabeth's Church
St. Elizabeth's church was built in the 13th century. It was created to honor St. Elizabeth (second from the right), a woman who gave up her fortune to give everything to the poor. St. Elizabeth herself is buried there, along with several knights (far right). Tales of St. Elizabeth's kindness and magnificent church prompted many Christian monks to go to Marburg. These monks founded a university that is still functioning to this day. The school continues to provide a major source of income for the city.
The Brothers Grimm
The Brothers Grimm wrote many popular children's fairy tales, such as "Hansel and Gretel," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Snow White," and more. Their home city of Marburg decided to honor them by putting up symbols from their stories, such as the one seen above.