Oh, for Pete’s sake!

On Saturday May 7, we celebrated a very special event – Peter’s birthday! Peter, we hope you had a memorable day celebrating with us and all the great food, drinks, and dancing! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

After two days of hard work at WHU on Thursday and Friday, Peter rewarded us with … mountain climbing. Literally. We were forewarned about this “small mountain” that we would be climbing and true to his word, he delivered us said mountain. However, we did not exactly go from classroom to mountain. Here’s how our day went:

Niederwalddenkmal

Niederwalddenkmal

We started out our day with a bus trip to Ruedesheim, a town famous for their wineries that is located along the Rhine River. We were dropped off near the top of the valley and we walked through some hiking trails to see some spectacular aerial views of the wine country and the Rhine. We then took a gondola ride down to the quaint old town.

Rudeisheim

Rudeisheim

View of the wineries from the gondola

View of the wineries from the gondola


After lunch and some free time for souvenir shopping, we all boarded a boat for a cruise down the Rhine River to St. Goarshausen and the cliffs of Lorelei. We relaxed and enjoyed the views of the many charming towns along the banks of the river and majestic castles that have withstood historical times.

Group shot on the boat tour along the Rhine

Group shot on the boat tour along the Rhine

The "small mountain" at Lorelei

The "small mountain" at Lorelei

When we reached the cliffs of Lorelei, we disembarked and proceeded to hike up what Peter described as a “small mountain”. Oh for Pete’s sake! Even though it wasn’t the easiest time under the hot weather, we were happy that we all made it to the top and enjoyed the beautiful views of the town of St. Goarshausen. In hindsight, it was probably a good idea to do some physical activity since we have been eating and drinking VERY well here in Germany.

We ended our day with a celebration for our Peter. Hope you had a lot of fun!


Andrew at the Biergarten

Andrew at the Biergarten

The boys

The boys

We left Koblenz on Sunday May 8th and we are now in Munich, where we will be spending the latter half of our study tour. First stop in Munich?  Augustiener Keller Biergarten.

Stay tuned for more adventures ahead!

Until next time,
Anju, Thai, Patti & Sean

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One Response to Oh, for Pete’s sake!

  1. LeQuan says:

    Wow! That’s a huge mug of beer! Great shot of the wineries from the gondola – just beautiful! You’ve been too quiet on FB, lady. Haha.

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