On Saturday all the American students along with our hosts took a train to Wiesbaden, the capital of Hessen. When we got there we took a tour of the building where the parliament works. The building used to be the Duke's palace. We saw the old rooms of the Duke's home and then saw the modern offices of the parliament. The tour guide explained how the government system worked and the changes made after WWII. He also showed us where each group of the paliamentary system sits in the meeting room, and told us the views each group holds politically. I thought the tour was really interesting and I liked seeing the old rooms and decorations. After the tour we had time to walk around and look at the little shops. We went to see the largest Kucoo clock in the world. We also saw the city hall and a very big church right next to it. The architecture in the city was beautiful! The trip was a lot of fun but the only downfall of the day is it was cold and rainy all day.