I’m inviting you to join me on my touristic day in York. Who am I? I’m Katharina, a German girl from Münster. In today’s Treasure Hunt I will challenge you by replacing the names of English words with the German equivalents. I bet you’ll understand me anyway! Challenge accepted? Then let’s get started!
As food is always a good idea, let’s start our tour with that. For Mittagessen₁ we’re going to Carluccio’s in Coppergate. They offer Italian food and even have a specialised menu right now for Herbst₂.
Your starting point
Feeling better now? Well let’s move on. Head into the direction of Coppergate shopping centre and on the left you’ll see the JORVIK Wikinger₃ Museum₄. There, we can dive right into the Geschichte₅ of the Wikinger₃.
Now we walk into the direction of Coppergate and turn right. Keep following the road until the start of Parliament Street. There you’ll see the many chalets of the Weihnachtsmarkt₆, which starts on the 15th of November. I don’t know if they offer this festive drink here, but in Germany I would get a Glühwein₇ to warm up from the cold Wetter₈ coming up.
After finishing our drink we need to turn right in direction of the Shambles to walk to the meeting point of the Geister₉ Jagd₁₀ of York – an attraction you can’t miss when going to York. So now the Victorian guide is leading us through the Snickleways by telling stories about Geister₉ and the scary parts of the Geschichte₅ of York.
5. Pretty scared now? Well let’s end
our day by finding a pub. Walk down the Shambles to the direction of King’s Square. While walking we see the store of the Schokoladen₁₁ Geschichte₅ on the left. If it wasn’t be so late in the day already, I’d love to experience the Schokoladen₁₁ tour to discover how the Schokolade₁₁ is made, and to learn about the Geschichte₅ of Schokolade₁₁ in York. Because who doesn’t love Schokolade₁₁?
So keep on walking and turn right on Goodramgate. On the left is the Kneipe₁₂ The Old White Swan. Let’s drink to our awesome day, and easily learning some German, by enjoying a Bier vom Fass₁₃. Prost₁₄!
₁ Mittagessen – lunch
₂ Herbst – autmn
₃ Wikinger – Vikings
₄ Museum – museum
₅ Geschichte – history
₆ Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas market
₇ Glühwein – hot mulled wine
₈ Wetter – weather
₉ Geister – ghosts
₁₀ Jagd – hunt
₁₁ Schokolade – chocolate
₁₂ Kneipe – pub
₁₃ Bier vom Fass – draught beer
₁₄ Prost – cheers
Some more inspiration how to spend your day in York