If I understood correctly, they were getting ready to build a new student housing facility and discovered ruins from the 16th (or possibly it was the 14th) century. The only thing I found in my back yard was an old rusty coke can :(
Random German statues on top of a building
The German version of Hogwarts?Next was off to meet our host families, and I knew it had to happen sometime on this trip-- they didn't speak a lick of English... and I don't mean as in Stéphane's not speaking English. Apparently the information packet they had for me said that I could sprechen Deutch, but I think that was a miscommunication from the fact that I took a semester of it... seven years ago at Baylor! I mean I can say general things like "My name is Joseph" (that was taken care of practically immediately) and "The sun shines" (which it certainly was). Beyond that I can only quote text from Elijah, and I don't think "Take the prophets of Baal and let not one escape, bring them to the brook and slay them there," or "Rise then, select and kill a bull and light a fire under him and call your god's name" are appropriate or topical dinner time conversation starters, no matter how good a grilled steak sounded at the moment. So basically we ate in silence with the occasional: "Where come from last?" "Where is next city?" etc.