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April 11



German-American Stammtisch



Brainstorming in View of the 900th Aniversary of the City of Freiburg 2020



Our guest will be Mr. Holger Thiemann, organizer of the 900th anniversary of the
City of Freiburg


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.





May 1



Traditional FMG Hiking Tour on German Labour Day
with the American Students


Meeting point 1: At 9:30 a.m. at Bertoldsbrunnen. Departure streetcar line 2 at 9:39 to Günterstal; stop Dorfstraße at 9:52. Change at 9:55 into bus 21 direction Horben.

Meeting point 2 for our hike is the bus terminus Horben–Rathaus at 10:10 a.m..



Starting at Horben we shall hike through the Black Forest direction St. Ulrich. Around noon we shall have lunch at the Berglusthaus. Students are invited.  Around 4 p.m. we shall walk back to Horben where the bus leaves at 5:11 p.m.









Looking Back







Traditional Christmas Dinner on the Evening of St. Nicholas Day 2017


Enjoying the aperitif at the Greiffeneggschlössle

The Black Forest Badgers, Christmas 2017 edition (©US)

Joyous anticipation

The menu

BFB's first appearance


The dinner started with a salad

A festive table


The president's speech

Smiling guests all around the table

More activity on the opposite side

Here the somewhat official corner


Breast of goose served with red cabbage, baked apple, and potato dumplings.

While the BFB are preparing for their second round, the youngest guest, Marieke, is interested in cutlery.

Here Marieke is handing over a well deserved present to FMG President Toni Schlegel (©US).

Now she is telling George the full story.








Traditional Hiking Tour with our American Students
around the Schönberg on German Unity Day 2017


After a heavy morning rain, start of the hiking tour in the sunshine (©US)

Already lost? (©US)

Looking down the valley (©GvS)

The ultimate triple selfie (©GvS)

The trail becomes narrow (©US)

Eating the mandatory noodle soup (©GvS)

After lunch students and FMG-members are fit for the next destination ...(©US)

... the Schneeburg as seen from the Schönberger Hof (©US)

From above a fantastic view on to the Märkgräfler Land (©US)








Reception for the Students of the Academic Year in Freiburg 2016/2017

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle on September 14, 2016


Smiling Resident Director 2016/17 Sarah Fagan with smiling FMG's president and host Toni Schlegel

Young optimistic men

Black Forest Badgers' founder recruiting?

Don't look at the refurbished Schwabentor

Associate Director Ulli Struve in charming company

Sunset over Freiburg

No sunset but rather a sunrise ©JS









 8th International Meeting of Freiburg's Sister Cities on Rathausplatz 2015


Here is the link to the official flyer


In good spirits: Part of the dynamic crew serving the Madison booth

Visiting the booth: Important cheeseheads and concentrated student charm

We promoted American craftbeer brewed in the Freiburg region

The Madison team serving their city (©US)

The Black Forest Badgers on stage minus one and plus one (©US)

Not to be confused: Black Forest Badger (©US) and Wisconsin badger








Around Staufen 2014


FMG Hiking Tour on German Unity Day with the American Students







We meet at the streetcar stop Paula-Modersohn-Platz (Eis-Café Limette) at 10.30 a.m. for car pooling and drive to Staufen where we shall arrive at the big city parking lot close to the Schladerer distillery around 11 a.m.  




 From there we start our hiking tour to Grunern with a little drink at the Bären-Bad (Standort) and pass through the vineyards in the direction of Castellberg. On our way back we shall stop for a bite at the Probst-Strauße Schleifsteinhof above Grunern around 1 p.m. We return to Staufen and, as the case may be, we climb up to the castle. The return to Freiburg is scheduled for 3.30 p.m.



Before we left the Staufen parking lot for the hiking tour  students, members of the FMG, and even the dog
 looked into the camera on this beautiful Altweibersommertag (Indian summer day).

At the Bioweingut Köpfer. Father and son greet the visitors (©US)

Seen on our way to the fermenting room. Beware. Although the motto is still correct, its orthography no longer is:
 Küß is now spelled küss, zerreißt keeps the ß but küßt again is now written küsst.

While son Köpfer explains the making of organic wine (©US) ...

... father Köpfer reads from the family history

Waiting in front of the Bären-Bad for the biological grown Gutedel wine
and Hefezopf (challah) FMG-President Toni had generously prepared (©US)

The refreshments were well taken before the long march to the Castellberg (©US)

There was adequate supply

On our way to the Probst-Strauße Schleifsteinhof above Grunern we passed a Baden totem pole

At the Strauße the girls were ordering the food ...

... while others were waiting for it with some even taking a nap (©US) ...

... and the boys all happy that bread was already served

Alliterated students in Staufen







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