Elisabeth Shertzer Leipzig Temple Summer

First week in Leipzig


On Saturday the 14th, we went on an excursion to Eisenach, about two hours away from Leipzig, with the entire interDaF group.


We took a tour of the Wartburg castle in Eisenach.


It’s exciting to be in Germany during the Weltmeisterschaft, or World Cup, since football (or soccer) is so popular here. Steve and Dan even bought the official shoes of the German national team.

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On Sunday the 15th, Veronica and I ventured to a nearby park for Leipzig Ökofete, an all-day environment festival. It was tons of fun! We are both vegan, and of course there was plenty of vegan food available, including this awesome chocolate-apricot cupcake!


On Monday, the day of Germany’s first game in the Weltmeisterschaft, the interDaF group went to a Biergarten in a western neighborhood of Leipzig to view the game.


Steve and Dan rooting for Germany in the game against Ghana.


I took this picture on our way to the Biergarten where we watched the game. Like Berlin, Leipzig has a lot of gritty urban scenes and tons of graffiti. At the same time it’s quiet, safe, and laid-back.


Steve and Alex playing football at a Spielplatz down the street from our dorms.

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On Wednesday we took a tour of the BMW factory in Leipzig. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures in the factory, so here’s David and Veronica waiting to go on the tour.


Steve with the keys to his new electric BMW that was hooked up to a charging port in the parking lot.

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