Helfen auf dem Christkindlmarkt

Verfasst von Taryn Carroll (GRM 311)

Rotaract Stand auf dem ChristkindlmarktRotaract Stand auf dem Christkindlmarkt

Rotaract Stand auf dem Christkindlmarkt


Als Taryn sechzehn war, hat sie ein Austausch nach Deutschland mit Rotary gemacht.  Taryns Gastgeber war der Rotary Club Neuss im Distrikt 1870. In Deutschland hat Taryn manchmal etwas mit Rotaract gemacht, und sie hat es toll gefunden. Wir haben gedacht, dass es wird schon, wenn wir etwas mit Rotaract in Salzburg machen können. Wir haben dem Club ein email geschickt, und sie haben uns zu einem Meeting eingeladen. Continue reading “Helfen auf dem Christkindlmarkt”

Spring Retreat 2015

Composed by Kelsey Griffin and Emily Fitzgerald

The retreat started off with a lecture from a local historian who came in and gave us a one-hour lecture on faith and religion in Salzburg. The lecture covered the somewhat notorious Prince Archbishops who ruled both secular and religious life in Salzburg, the strict Catholicism that took place in the middle-ages and the brutal persecution of Salzburg’s Jewish and the Protestant population. We also learned briefly about the witch trials and witch burnings, which were awful, but compared to the rest of Europe in the Middle Ages, Salzburg was relatively mild in its witch-hunts.
After the lecture we went on a walking tour of Salzburg, . We went into some of the smaller corners of Salzburg like St. Sebastian’s cemetery, the spot where the Witching tower used to be (it was destroyed by a bomb in WWII and now it’s a Laundromat), and the old Jewish street with the old center of Salzburg tucked away behind the main squares, ending our city-excursion at the foot of the Festungsbahn up to the Fortress.

We finally found ourselves at the Fortress, the imposing icon of Salzburg. After a quick trip on the Festungsbahn, we were greeted with impressive views over the city. Fortunately, it was a beautiful day, which made the following tour through the stone building fairly pleasant.

View form the FortressView form the Fortress

View form the Fortress


Inside, our tour guide Leonhard showed us the incredible maze of passages and rooms, all designed with utility rather than beauty in mind. That isn’t to say the whole of Festung Hohensalzburg is drab and barren. The Fortress has a distinct Gothic aesthetic and contains some wonderful gilded rooms – which served as the Prince Archbishop’s living quarters, of course.

Students in the TowerStudents in the Tower

Students in the Tower

Marvin Experiencing the Shoulder PressMarvin Experiencing the Shoulder Press

Marvin Experiencing the Shoulder Press


After discovering the hidden gems of the Fortress, we were deposited in the old dining room to enjoy a typical medieval dinner, complete with warring kingdoms and a little friendly competition. Two warring kingdoms battled for ultimate sovereignty of the Center: Walli Land, led by the fearless Dr. Horcicka, and Roland Land, governed by our local history major Pearl Kahle. Throughout the meal, the two teams would face three challenges. Every round, 7 people would participate, contributing to the final score based on their success. The loser had to bow before the winner, and if one team won all three challenges, the loser would have to fulfill one wish. I found myself a citizen of Roland Land, and the opportunity to best our dear Dr. Horcicka made the dinner all the more enjoyable.

King Horcicka and Queen PearlKing Horcicka and Queen Pearl

King Horcicka and Queen Pearl


Our first challenge: horseshoes. Competition was fierce, but Roland Land came out victorious.

After enjoying meat, potatoes, and Knödel (a bread dumpling commonly served in Austria), our next competition took place. We had to shoot a crossbow, gaining more points the closer we scored to a bullseye. Roland Land won by one point, ensuring that the King of Walli Land had to bow before Queen Pearl. Now, we set our sights on securing the wish.

Frau Strobl Takes Up the CrossbowFrau Strobl Takes Up the Crossbow

Frau Strobl Takes Up the Crossbow


In our final competition, each team was forced to run a relay with one catch; one foot had to always be on a small wooden plank, forcing the runner to constantly swing it forward. It was a close competition, but, naturally, Roland Land triumphed.

In quite the spectacle, Dr. Horcicka was forced to kneel to Pearl and the Roland Landers, and he also had to grant one wish. Pearl, being a generous queen, requested that a keg of the finest Salzburg beer from Augustiner Bräu be served at our farewell barbeque. Needless to say, we’re all looking forward to our reward. Prost!

Theologie: Exkursion zur Evangelischen Christuskirche

Elise Christoferson übersetzt von Kaitlin Reeves

Wir hatten ein sehr interessantes Erlebnis in der evangelischen Kirche in Salzburg.

Simon und die Gruppe vor der evangelischen Kirche in SalzburgSimon und die Gruppe vor der evangelischen Kirche in Salzburg

Simon und die Gruppe vor der evangelischen Kirche in Salzburg


Der Pfarrer hat in Salzburg an der Universität Redlands studiert und ist seit 16 Jahren Pfarrer. Er erzählte uns, Continue reading “Theologie: Exkursion zur Evangelischen Christuskirche”

Futsal in Klessheim

By Austin Frank

On Thursday, March 27th, a team from UP which consisted of: Paul, Simon, Patrick, John and Austin, was invited to the Tourism School in Klessheim to play futsal (indoor soccer).  Our team played teams from both the tourism school and a group of international students from Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITH) Klessheim for a nice intercultural sporting activity.  There was some fast-paced and entertaining futsal being played by all three teams.  However, our team played well and with the help of the fans was able to win the tournament. After the games, the teams spoke with each other about schooling systems and different sports in their respective countries.  There was even a student from the tourism school who was a Seattle Seahawks fan! Everyone enjoyed their time during and after the event.  Below, are some of the pictures that were taken after the event.

UP TeamUP Team

UP Team

Mit FansMit Fans

Mit Fans