Besides going to classes and sightseeing cities, there are many activities that take place throughout the weeks. Some activities we did include tasting some apple wine, visiting the Deutsche Budesbank, and the Paparazzi exhibition.
Known to Frankfurt is the Apfelwein (apple wine). We had a evening of apple wine on the very first week, where we had the chance to taste some Frankfurt Apfelwein, as well as some German food.
At the Deutsche Budesbank, we learned about the role of the bank in the European system through a presentation, and then explored the Geldmuseum, where there were displays of how money is made, as well as old currency used in Germany.
The Paparazzi exhibition was a large display of famous and iconic photos. It dives into the life of a paparazzi by displaying the cameras used, through some videos, and through the reactions of the icons being photographed.
In addition to those activities, we also went to some festivals during the evenings!
The first one I went to was in Berlin – the Beer Festival! I mentioned this in my post about Berlin. It was a grand festival that was so big that I didn’t even see where it ended. There were a lot of booths selling food, and of course, a lot of beer. It was the perfect festival for anyone who enjoys beer. I personally didn’t have any, but I did have some potato pancakes topped off with tasty apple sauce, and it was delicious.
The next festival I went to was in Frankfurt, right after the Berlin trip. It was the Main Festival, where there were a variety of rides and lots of food booths. And to end the festival, there was a spectacular firework show at the end.
There was also a Music Festival the same week, so I got to see two live bands.
There are many activities that happen locally, so my friends and I are always visiting interesting places and going to festivals!