Archive for Kirsten Palan

A Day at Dachau

Getting out of bed in the morning is generally hard, but it’s especially hard when you know you’re going to be visiting a concentration camp. Around 9:30 this morning, a very quiet group of Gusties made the trip to Dachau Concentration Camp, about ten miles northwest of Munich. In 1933, Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer of the […]

Hello Munich!

Our day started out by exploring the St. Jakobs’ Church, a Lutheran church built between the 14th and 15th century.  The inside of the church was beautiful. The altar at the front of the church folded out into a scene suitable for the Christmas season, while the outside of the folds were more suitable for […]

Welcome to Berlin

Our first day in Berlin started early with a trip to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächnis Kirche. This church was built in the 1890s but was badly damaged during World War II. The main spire is still damaged, but the rest of the building has been restored and used as a museum space. The second photo is the […]