After settling in with my host family I have visited many cool attractions in the state of Hessen. On Wednesday we traveled to Kassel to see the Herules statue and the fountains. We got to see the last time they run the water down the hill this year. We got lots of pictures of all the scenery! On Friday the group took the train to Frankfurt to go shopping. It was exciting to ride the train into the big train into the city. In Wisconsin we don't have trains everywhere like here in Germany. I wish we did because it is a very easy way to get around. Finally, on Saturday we went to the capital of Hessen, Wiesbaden. We toured the government buildings and explored the city. As you can see, we've visited many places in our first week here. However, there's still plenty to see!