Eighteen students from GSA and their chaperones traveled to Germany for spring vacation. It looks like Schyler Dorr '21, Keegan Butler '21, Fiona Larkin '21, Riley La Marre '19, Julianna Allen '19, Syra Gutow '20, Erika Hipsky '20, Hope Osborn '20, Rayven Chatto '21, Hope Bowden '21, Jaiden Dennison '20, Ashlee Barnes '19, Franklin Sealander '21, Jack Gandy '19, Russell La Marre '21, Hunter Sargent '20, Liam Webb '19, and Ricardo Sanchez '19 took the sunshine with them, as the skies are blue in a lot of their photos.
In Berlin, they visited the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Holocaust Memorial, and left with lots of souvenirs from the Ampelmann store. Ampelmann is an the symbol on pedestrian symbols Germany, but it has become a popular brand.
In Munich, students visited Nymphenburg Palace, commissioned after the birth of Maximilian II Emanuel, the heir to the electorate of Bavaria, but his parents. They also commissioned the construction of the Theatine Church of St. Cajetan as a gesture of thanks after the heir's birth. Visits to the BMW museum and to the Eisbach channel of the Isar river also were in order. Around 100 surfers visit the Eisbach every day to practice their sport.
Neuschwanstein Castle was a highlight for many. Called the "Cinderella Castle" by some, the buidling has a rich and scandalous history. Two photos show the view from Neuschwanstein over the town of Schwangau with the Austrian Alps in the background.
Thank you to David Stearns, Keegan Butler, Jack Gandy, and Syra Gutow for sharing their photos with us!