A Very German City
For people that are looking for a very "German" city, Fulda is a good tip, because for a relatively large German City, it is surprisingly uncosmopolitan, because it’s not a city that has a lot of people who speak English fluently, and seems to have remained standing, while the world around it marches on. Not that the Fuldaners are not worldly, but you will notice are remarkable absence of internationalism in this city, compared to other cities of this size, such as in Leipzig, Heilbronn, Offenbach or even Mainz. Some say that the people in Fulda are remarkably running about ten years behind the times. Hence, if this is true, you can have a window of how Germany was ten years ago, when you visit this place, which is surrounded, by the way, by miles and miles of countryside. Fulda is a remarkably clean city. After thinking about what my fondest memory of Fulda was, I have to say that it remarkably clean, with the absence of liter and grafitti, and on Sundays this city is remarkably quiet, even though the pedestrian zones are full of people.