I’d say the weekend was a success. I think everyone enjoyed themselves and got to meet some new folks at the same time.
Saturday started out with a city tour. Pictured above is the cathedral as viewed from Bischofshof. It was started in 1275 and completed in 1869. The tower (Donkey Tower) on the left of the picture was from the previous church, and was left up and used as scaffolding.
The Stone bridge, built between 1135 and 1146
Tower of the Rathaus (city hall)
Goliathaus fresco is from 1570 (it’s been restored from time to time). Many of the houses would have been decorated similarly at that time period.
Dinner Saturday night was at Osteria Siciliana
. The waitstaff were entertaining, the chef came out to say hello, the location was great, but the food was just okay. I think it’d be worth going back to see if the food improves for parties smaller than 20 (that is a lot of simultaneous cooking, after all).
Sunday we headed over to the Armin Wolf Arena for the Baseball Eurocup final. Spain ended up winner over Italy, 12-11. It was a great game and although hot, lots of fun. Also, the stadium was not as empty as it appears. Many spectators chose to seek shade under the tents.
Bloggers in attendance: Cliff and Sarah of Regensblog, Tammy and Matthias of Coffee from a Cardboard Cup, Jul of This non-American Life, and Tim and Heather of Tim and Heather’s Sprocket Spot.
Check out more of the Expat Weekend photos at FlickR