Place: Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
Original name: Constantia (Latin) after Emperor Constantius Chlorus
Geographical fact: borders Switzerland, separated by Lake Constance
Interesting fact: NOT BOMBED b/c city left its lights on at night (WWII), thus fooling the Allied forces in thinking that it was Switzerland!
University: University of Konstanz (1966)
Site of: Konstanzer Münster (cathedral) & Council of Constance (re: Western Schism)
On 20.09.08 we (F, Ja, Jo, and I) took the train down to Konstanz and met up with other Canadians. We stayed at Don Bosco Hostel, which was by far the nicest hostel I’ve stayed at. Thereafter, we had our Mittagessen (lunch) at the university’s Chinese restaurant and then had a tour of the city. By 20.00, we went over to the Konzil to have our Abendessen (dinner). We didn’t get the chance to go back to the hostel to dress-up for the dinner, so we ended up looking pretty casual for a fancy dinner (i.e. except for me, as I’m always in a dress!). Afterwards, F, K and I quickly toured “la petite Paris” – the site of Konstanz’s Oktoberfest – before returning to our hostel.