Today we are in Germany. We flew in last night from Bergen to Stuttgart and spent a night at Stuttgart Airport hotel before heading out this morning. One of the places we were passing on our way was the city of Ulm – birthplace of Albert Einstein, and a home to 3 different world guinness records.
We were planning on being there around lunch, but when we got there it was after 3PM and most of the decent restaurants were closed, so we picked a hole-in-the-wall falafel place and ordered some lunch. There was a large German family sitting next to us and as they were leaving, Bunny pointed: “Is that Ms Geck?” We were like: “No way!! Let’s go see!!!” We chased them down and it turned out that it was Ms Geck, our Eurythmy teacher from Boulder Shining Mountain Waldorf!!!! Turns out that she is spending a summer there with her lovely family. What are the chances??? It was very nice and a little bit eerie to see a familiar face in an unfamiliar town.
Ulm is a very eclectic little place. A very interesting mix of old and new, classical and modern. In the center of town, there is a beautiful church, Ulm Minster, that holds the Guinness world record for the World’s Highest Steeple. The Steeple is 161 meters tall and it took over 500 years to build, starting in 1377.
Of course, it’s impossible to be in Ulm and not to see the world’s crookedest house. The pictures don’t really do it justice, it’s a lot more crooked up close and personal.
We spent a few minutes walking around town. Those few munutes was enough for us to get stuck in the elevator, not knowing which button to push and discover a wooden toys galore.