|My Bed & Breakfast in Wienhausen|
There is also an enormous stork's nest on top of the monastery! Storks have been nesting there since at least the 1940s, and so they built a platform to keep the nest stable.
The town of Wienhausen is a total fairy tale as well. The sound, smell, and sight of the vibrant leaves in the woods around the monastery and town were totally inspiring-- and an experience I'm not terribly familiar with having grown up in West Texas! I had lunch in an adorable cafe near the monastery, and practiced my German there as well. In these smaller towns, it is not as common to find many English-speakers. In the larger cities and at train stations, many people speak English. But I have really enjoyed working on my German, and I can tell my comprehension of spoken German is already improving!
|Friendly Wienhausen Cat|
As a whole, people have been very friendly, open, and helpful! And I am truly having the time of my life! Love y'all!