Exploring a German castle

Join Megan as she goes in search of a German castle!


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Hello, everybody, and welcome back to another video for the LearnEnglish Teens website and their YouTube channel. My name is Megan and I’m currently a language assistant in Hanover in Germany.

Today I’m on my way to a castle in Bückeburg, which is near Hanover, where I live. And I’ve heard it’s really beautiful so I’m really looking forward to visiting there. As a language assistant I do have a lot of free time and, obviously, I’m really grateful for that and I get to explore lots of different places and things, so I thought I’d bring you guys along with me today.

I’ve just arrived in Bückeburg. Um, it seems very quiet. It seems like there’s literally no one here. Um, and I’m not really surprised because it is really, really cold. Hence the hat and fluffy coat, etc. So, I’ll try and find somewhere that’s a little bit warmer, I think.

I’ve been walking for about twenty minutes now and still can’t see a castle, so I think it’s time to ask somebody.

Look at this amazing church I’ve just come across! How beautiful is that? Aww, seems like such a nice place.

So, I think I’ve found the right way to the castle. It says it’s about half a kilometre away, which isn’t so bad. Yeah, it just seems like a really nice place.

Well, the castle signs have now disappeared, so am I nearly here? Is this it? Yep, I’ve found it. And, really looking forward to looking round and exploring what’s here.

So, I just got back from the castle. I’m back home now. And, just thought I’d let you know I had a really, really great tour. It was really interesting to see why the castle’s there and the history behind it all, and, yeah, I’d really recommend if anyone is in the area to go and have a look around. They do do tours in English too, so don’t be afraid to ask for a tour in English if you don’t speak German.

Thanks a lot for watching my video. I really hope you enjoyed it. I will be filming more videos in the very near future and uploading them onto this channel too. If you have any ideas of anything you would like to see, anything you’d like me to film, please let me know in the comments below and I will speak to you again soon! Bye!


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