Things I learnt in Göttingen

  • Gauss’ tomb is a usual place for making barbecues.
  • German trains include your route information next to your seat — privacy concerns to be discussed further on.
  • Finish and Hungarian languages are, surprisingly, very close.
  • If I had to choose between guitar or violin I’d face an irresoluble dilemma.
  • Santiago, Saint James and Jakobus are the same saint! In other words: the Spanish names “Santiago”, “Jaime”, “Diego” and “Jacobo” are actually the same name!
  • The city of Göttingen has been linked with 44 Nobel Prizes, more than any other city in Europe (and more Nobel prices than Spain will ever have).
  • Like Heidelberg, Freiburg and Tübingen, the University of Göttingen has “neither a gate nor surrounding walls“.
  • Tarte Tatin is the best tart ever… well, I already knew this.
  • The Gimp is a brand for laptop cases.
  • German oranges are… enormous.