Friday, July 4, 2014

CWE Crew Visits Museum of Wok in Hamburg

At the Museum of Work in Hamburg: Ansberto Vallejo,
Angelica Cruikshank, Mable Baker, Anita Lamoureux,
Todd Van Auken, Zachary Riffell, and Shetay Ashford.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Hamburg, Germany. As part of the Directed Research in Germany (Comparative Study of Career and Workforce Systems), the CWE group participating in the Study Abroad component visited the Museum of Work in Hamburg on July 4th. The Museum of Work illustrates the industrial, technology and social history of Hamburg through the lens of work, working conditions and related developments over time.

At the Museum of Work, the group posed for a picture with Big Bertha on the background. Big Bertha is a big press representing the technical and manufacturing strength of the Germany industrial development. At the Museum, the group studied manufacturing developments in connection to workforce issues stemming from the industrial revolution and were able to traced the evolution of technology in the printing sector. The group was also able to establish connections to working conditions and management strategies to advance the manufacturing industry and economic development.

After visiting the museum, the group went to the city center for lunch and walk around for further exploration. The group sample Bratwursts and Rostbratwursts, a grilled pork and beef sausage served with sweet German mustard on a hard roll. The sausage can be sliced and made into Currywurst by slathering it in a catchup-curry sauce. The group also tried the Frankfurter Bockwurst, a sausage originated in Frankfurt and made from veal with some pork or other meats and flavored with salt, pepper and paprika. The group plans to return to the city center in the evening for more German food fare while watching the World Cup football match between Germany and France. Cost of a bratwurst: 3 euros. Watching the Germany-France World Cup match with the CWE group in Hamburg: Priceless.

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