The Salem Weekend was originally the only weekend of a given epoch (of approx. 6 weeks) during which students remain on campus and enjoy taking part in community activities. Such a weekend took place again on 1-2 Mai 2021, but this time under coronavirus-related conditions. Saturday’s traditional dormitory tournaments, during which the wings compete with one another in creative activities or sports events (such as tug-of-wars, Dodgeball or biathlons), had to be dropped. Three students from different year groups report here about what they did instead.
Eva Petermann, 5D1: At Salem Weekend our Saturday began with a delicious breakfast. Then we packed our own snacks, changed our clothes and set off on a hike. After about two hours, we came to Killenweiher and took a 20-minute break. Then we hiked again for about two-and-a-half hours back to the castle. Our feet were really sore, and it even began to rain! Luckily, Salem was not too far away. We were soaked through and through, but otherwise everyone was fine. In the afternoon it was still raining when the maypole was raised in the quadrangle courtyard. But that did not stop us from having a barbeque.