Under the glow of the Standard Biergarten’s heat lamps, alumni new and old gathered to talk and relax at a Spring Stammtisch. The medley of members present created an opportunity for dynamic and interesting conversation, covering topics ranging from the ins and outs of New York living to professional research projects to the latest „Game of Thrones“ episode. Some attendees had just moved to the New York area to start their first job after university, while others have been attending Friends of Freiburg events for years, and were eager to welcome the newcomers. One couple even chose to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the company of fellow Freiburgers, imparting cheerful words of advice to other, newly-wed alumni.
At the Stammtisch, alumni were introduced to the fundraising campaign for the Botanical Gardens that Friends of Freiburg will be supporting with other Alumni-Clubs in time for the 400th anniversary. Nestled under the High Line, the gathering was sheltered from the downpour taking place outside, but the rain showers were a reminder of the new flowers that spring will bring, and an inspiration for supporting the growth of such new life in the gardens in Freiburg!