It’s been a while since i wrote and I have a lot to tell you about 🙂
I have stayed mainly in Goettingen but taken some time out to visit The Netherlands (more on that in the next post). At the moment i am heading to Rothenberg ob der Taura. But before i jump to that, let me tell you a bit more about Goettingen.
Goettingen was one of the towns that was protected from bombing in World War 2 (there was an arrangement between Germany and UK to not bomb each others university towns). So, because of this, Goettingen still has many of it’s old buildings. If you go into the town centre you will see a lot of these old buildings dating from 14th century. Most have dates on so that you know when they were built…handy if you don’t know your architecture. The other thing to note is that a lot of streets and buildings have names on them of famous scientists. Now, that shouldn’t be a surprise because Goettingen is the town for science. Over 40 Nobel Prize winners have come from here.
In the town, next to the Town hall there is a statue of a young girl herding geese. This has become a well known statue because of the many PhD students who kiss her after getting their PhD (and nope don’t think about the multiple germs possibly on her lol).