Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Exploring Wiesbaden

The city of Wiesbaden in Germany was our home base for the week we were there. It's a very beautiful city - old but modern like most European cities. The first full day our cousin took us on the local tour. We saw the Kurhaus - the main building which houses a casino & restaurant and is adjacent to the theater, the Christmas market, a beautiful Russian Orthodox church and many other fun things. It snowed the entire day but we had a great time anyways. They live fairly close to the main downtown area so it was nice that we were able to just walk. We definitely got our exercise. Here are a few highlight pictures of the day:

The Christmas tree in the Christmas market in Wiesbaden. It was beautiful.
One of the main churches or cathedrals in Wiesbaden. It was in the market square as well.
A statue of Kaiser Wilhelm somebody. If you look closely someone put a googly eye on him.
This tree was inside the kurhaus building in Wiesbaden. It is made purely out of poinsettias.
This is St Elizabeth's Russian Orthodox church. It is up on a hill overlooking the city.


Jess said...

Yay for pictures going up! I can't wait to hear about it in person...hope your adjustment back to our time zone is going well. :-) Glad to hear you had a good time. Keep the pictures comin'!

Jen said...

I'm so jealous!! It looks like you guys had a great time, I love all the pictures. :o)