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Munich 2k16 | Die letzte Klassenfahrt

Einen Monat nach meiner Ankunft aus Amerika hat meine Klasse eine  dreitägige Reise, von Montag dem 18.7. bis Mittwoch den 20.7., nach München gemacht. Circa die Hälfte, darunter auch ich, sind schon Samstags losgefahren.

Es war eine tolle Erfahrung und obwohl ich anfangs etwas gestresst war, weil es mir zu viel vorkam nach meiner Amerika-Ankunft und dem 10-tägigen Besuch bei meinen Großeltern, hat mir die Fahrt geholfen wieder in die Klasse hinein zu finden, heraus zu finden mit wem ich noch auf einer Wellenlänge bin, und ‘Abschied’ zu nehmen, da die 11. Klassen jedes Jahr neu gemischt werden.

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Samstags haben wir zu Fuss die Innenstadt erkundigt. Die dadurch entstandene Erschöpfung und der Schlafmangel haben die fehlende Energie der folgenden vier Tage dann natürlich schmerzlich spürbar gemacht. Sonntag war ein Ausruh-Tag. Nur nachmittags haben wir kurz den Englischen Garten besucht und Abends sind wir noch in einen Biergarten ausgegangen und haben in einen Geburtstag reingefeiert.

Montags kam dann der Rest der Klasse und wir haben eine suuuper schöne Fahrradtour gemacht, die echt nur zu empfehlen ist! Man lernt auf diese Weise München sehr gut kennen. Abends ging es zusammen als Klasse essen.

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Dienstags wurde dann das Deutsche Museum besucht. Es war ziemlich anstrengend, durch die vielen Stockwerke und die wenigen, kleinen und vollen Aufzüge. Danach bin ich mit zwei Freundinnen endlich so richtig einkaufen gegangen und habe dringend benötigte Kleidung gefunden. Vor allem  in der Hofstatt Passage.

Abends ging es dann ins Residenztheater.

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Typische Touristenfotos ;) (das Löwenfoto musste sein, da dies mein Sternzeichen ist und das Ladenfoto, da der Laden so heißt wie ich) 

Mittwochs mussten wir früh aufstehen um auszuchecken und um eine Führung durch das Hofbräuhaus zu machen. Anschließend ging es nochmals kurz auf den Marienplatz um Proviant für die Busfahrt nach Hause zu besorgen und ab ging es wieder nach Hause.

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Ultimate Constance Food Guide

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Until now I have been quite some times in Constance, as my parents married here and we just love this small city. It lies directly next to Switzerland and at the Lake of Constance. There are obviously many more delicious stores and places to grab a bite, but these are my favorite spots, all offering vegan/vegetarian food (too)!

BREAKFAST

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Pano

Is one of the best places to eat. It is therefore always very full, so come early or wait long…Not only the breakfast and drinks are delicious, but they have a sandwich and salad-bar too! Paired with comfortable seating opportunities and a good location in the city, try it out when you visit Constance.

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Stadtkind (engl. city child)

Not lying directly in the city center, Stadtkind is away from the crowds but still very busy. The cute, small cafe offers delicious, and also vegan, breakfast plates, paninis, smoothies, etc. Something for everybody, basically.

LUNCH

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VIDA

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE place in whole Constance, actually the whole world. Vida – Eat Different, started as a catering-service but quickly opened a very small but still super cozy store in the city. Every meal they have is optionally available vegetarian and vegan, labeled carefully and made from local and organic ingredients. And don’t leave the store before you haven’t tried the BBQ-Sauce!

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On the “Marktstätte”, offering many vegan meals. The restaurant is relatively pricey, but still worth a visit, especially if you want to eat something near the stores and shops. I have only been there once, but it was too yummy not to mention…

SNACK

voglhaus Das Voglhaus 

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A cafe directly in the city and always full. Besides selling the usual coffees, teas and bites, vegan cakes, snack and lunches are available too! The thing that I love most about this place is the location and the awesome benches surrounding the cafe. There are comfortable sitting possibilities with pillows ‘in’ the windows as well! How awesome?!

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A chain in Germany, selling one of the best Frozen Yogurts with many different toppings. Seating possibilities are outside in the sun or in the small store. The store took up rice pudding,smoothies and juices onto their menu recently.

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Located in the shopping center “Lago”, it is perfect for a quick drop-by while you are in a shopping rush. Le Bento makes one of the best smoothies and juices in town, try them yourself!!

DINNER

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Il Boccone

I feel like everybody knows this famous italian restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice, as high stacks of wood cover one wall and everything is designed to be very open. You can even sit on the big stairs. The pizza and noodle dishes are very good, just as the salads. Check their website, to enjoy a meal accompanied by specials guests, like singers or comedians.

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Bangkok

As asian food is my absolute favorite, I was lucky to find this store in Constance. We always drop by while visiting the city, so the owners of this restaurant already know us and are so kind to everybody! Rather than trying the lunch-menu, indulge in the delicious dinner meals on typical thai plates.

I hope that you are just as a food lover as I am and could find some tips on where to eat, in case you visit Constance, or any city that offers these restaurant-opportunities!

Bon Appetit!

Sophie

48 Hours In Strasbourg

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Strasbourg – the historic place people visit for the European Parliament, the french-german culture and the many, beautiful bridges, parks and side streets. My class and I took a two-day trip to the city, the main cause for the visit being the political side of it. But we obviously had some time to explore too.

Here is what to do and what we did in less than 48 hours.

STAY

Hotel Europa – we stayed there with the class. It lies in Kehl, 20min from Strasbourg and especially in the heat, I would recommend sleeping in Strasbourg, as everything is faster to reach and you don’t have to sweat in the heat of the busses nor wait at stations. Other than that the hotel and breakfast were very nice!

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DAY ONE

AM

City Tour – start of the day with a big breakfast and get to know the city first, by participating at a city tour (there are free ones too!). That way you learn something new and you already get some kind of feeling for the city. Do this in the morning as the afternoon heat will hit you later on.

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NOON

Picnic – my friends and I especially loved the food shopping for lunch. “Simply” , Rue des Grandes Arcades, was our go-to store, quick to reach as it is near all the shops. We would  grab some baguette, fruits and juices and sit on the street, enjoying the food.

Shop – here it is up to you and your taste. You can find anything from Galeries Lafayette to second-hand vintage stores. I really liked “Stradivarius”, a store I already know from last year and just had to visit again.

PM

Dinner – find a cute restaurant along the rhine banks or try the famous, “Tarte Flambee”  –  a kind of “pizza” made from a very thin layer of pastry, topped sweet or savoury. We ordered at Flam’s, an all-you-can-eat restaurant.

Münster – engl. minster, visit it at daytime to see the wonderful architecture and inside of it. And at night, enjoy the stunning “light show” with music. To be seen HERE.

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DAY TWO

AM

Parks – head to one of the green oases, like “Place de la République” and enjoy the morning hours. Maybe plan the rest of the day or read a book as long as it is not that hot yet.

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AFTERNOON

European Parliament – escape the burning summer-sun to learn something new about politics! The building itself looks very interesting from the outside. We got a tour through it and it was, other than expected after a long, hot day, very very interesting and I do really recommend booking a tour!

PM

Boat Tour – end the trip relaxed at night with a tour on the boat, shipping you along the rhine. Do not take this tour in the noon, as the sun will melt you away! If you want to see the awesome view from the boat, check THIS out.

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Did you ever go to Strasbourg? What were your highlights? Tell me in the comments!

Sophie