Saturday, 14 March 2009

Germany

Hello quilters, and others who like reading my blog,

Last weekend I went to Willebadessen with my mum. Where is Grotere kaart weergeven'>Willebadessen, you ask, in Germany near Grotere kaart weergeven'>Paderborn.

We left on a real rainy day. There was lots of traffic on the road and because they have no ZOAB over there , vision was terrible, you couldn't see further then 30 meters. Travelling became a little dangerous! And after a 5 hour drive, I was pretty tired! According to the travelling guild it should only take 3,5 hours. Well it took us a little longer. We arrived around 3 pm at the hotel. Fifty percent were Dutch and the other 50 percent were Germans.

We had booked an wellness package. This meant that we could go Nordic walking. Saturday, when we woke up the weather hadn't really improved so we decided to go to Paderborn. We didn't feeling like getting our shoes wet. Paderborn, if you are in the neighborhood, is definitely worth visiting. To give an impression I've posted an slideshow.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Paderborn

 

Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was once the oldest academic site in Westphalia. In 1614, a university was founded by Jesuits but was closed in 1819. It was re-founded in 1972 and became a sole university in 2002.  Paderborn is an old city. Really old. Paderborn was founded as a bishopric by Charlemagne in 795 AD.  The Paderborn Cathedral is also pretty old. The cathedral was pretty impressive inside, as you can see in the slideshow. The cathedral also has a crypt, which we didn't see.  The western tower is from the 12th century and is 93 meters tall. Is that tall?

We had a lovely time in Paderborn. Sunday, we travelled back home. We saw more rain, while traveling the country roads. Once over the border and in the Netherlands, guess what we saw, sun. 

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