Wir suchen Deutschland - Black Forest and Heidelberg

Last month Peter and Sabine visited the Zugspitze and Lake Constance, this month they’re off to explore the Black Forest, or Schwarzwald and  Heidelberg.

Schwarzwald

Der hohe Wald! Ganz wie bei uns zu Haus! –
Das Mädchen ruft’s voll Freude aus. –
Sabine, lassen wir das Dreirad stehn!
Ich habe Lust zu Fuß zu gehn.
Hörst du den Kuckuck dort im Tann!
Schwarzwälder Uhren zeigen so die Stunden an –
ku – kuk!
Die schönste suchen wir uns aus
und bringen sie der Mutter mit nach Haus –
ku – kuk!

“The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald0 is a large forested mountain range in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany. It is bounded by the Rhine valley to the west and south. Its highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 metres (4,898 ft). The region is roughly oblong in shape with a length of 160 km (99 mi) and breadth of up to 60 km (37 mi).” (Quote Wikipedia)

If you would like to go there on holidays, check out the Black Forest Tourism website or in German, the Schwarzwald Tourismus site. Or watch this video:

Or this one if you want to learn German at the same time:

And, of course, you need to find out how a cuckoo clock is made ☺

 

Wir suchen Deutschland 7b

Heidelberg

Stadt Heidelberg ist weltbekannt,
sie liegt am grünen Neckarstrand.
In ihren Mauern heut noch steht
die erste deutsche Universität.
Es fingen viele hier ihr Studium an
und mancher wurde ein berühmter Mann.
Doch Peter denkt nicht ans Studieren,
er will die Äpfel da im Baum, probieren.

Heidelberg, as the poem mentions is, of course, home to Heidelberg University.  The poem mentions that quite a few students made it famous. There are actually too many to name, so I leave you with a link to Wikipedia: List of Heidelberg University people

Have you been to Heidelberg? I have, but I was eight years old and cannot remember anything.

If this has enticed you to go there, find out what is currently going on (you can even change the site to English): Herzlich willkommen in Heidelberg

Next month Peter and Sabine will visit Frankfurt and Trier.

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