Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Travels Abroad: Erfurt

I got off track with the start of school and John's birthday.  Now I'm ready to get back to our summer travels.

After leaving Wittenberg we headed to Erfurt.
Erfurt is where Luther studied law and then chose to enter the Augustinian monastery.

We toured a few churches in Erfurt after we went on a brisk walking tour.  John served as a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

 All of the stain glass windows were exquisite.

 Hans enjoyed looking at all of the different baptismal fonts.

 As big as this church is, the building right next to it with the green roof is also a church.  Erfurt is a great city of churches.

 What an entrance!

These statues were on each side of the doors in the picture above.

They just don't make churches like this in the States.

We spent the afternoon just walking around the cobblestone and brick streets.

 We ate lunch on a patio over the canal.

 After lunch we spotted this guy as we were walking along.  I think he looks a little like Hans.

 It isn't uncommon to have musicians playing on the streets.  All of my senses enjoyed this city.

That evening we had a wonderful dinner with the group at our hotel.  Ready to get rest and begin another journey the next morning.

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