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Berlin Summer Academy | Carnival in Germany | 2,600 fans on Facebook | Students' Corner
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And so the German Mardi Gras jesters greet one another. The so called fifth season, also called Fastnacht, Fasching or Karneval, hearkens back to the original tradition of dispelling the cold of winter with masks and costumes. The crazy days before Ash Wednesday are celebrated with mer­ri­ment and an exuberant zest for life. More on this subject in our article about Carnival.

Valentine's Special In February, be sure to consider our Valentine’s Spe­cial, be­cause your valentine can save up to 50% off the price of a course of up to four weeks in length! Here is how it works: book a language course in one of our in­sti­tu­tes in Berlin, Frank­furt, Hamburg or Munich. Book a second course for your valentine with the same con­fig­u­ration, in other words, in the identical location, and of the same length and type, and receive a 50% discount on the booking.

But after Carnival is over, there will still be plenty of time for fun and high spirits. The Berlin Sum­mer Aca­demy offers you the opportunity to learn German and explore Berlin’s famous sights during the day, and in­ves­ti­gate the spectacular nightlife afterward. Then, after sleeping in, you can go to German class the next day around noon, well rested and relaxed. In this way, enjoy the rhythm of this great metropolis for a summer!

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Carnival in Germany 2,500 fans on facebook Students' Corner
in Germany

On the Thursday before Ash Wednes­day, Fat Thurs­day, the street fes­ti­val is kicked off at 11:11 in the mor­ning. In the Car­ni­val strong­holds, the rev­el­ers cel­e­brate from this point on right through until Ash Wednes­day. The fes­ti­val pa­rades form the high point in the tra­di­tion rich strong­holds of Mainz and Cologne. These two cities stage the lar­gest Car­ni­val pa­rades in the Rhine­land. But there is also a pa­rade in Frank­furt on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 19. From the did deutsch-ins­ti­tut Frank­furt, Mainz and Co­logne are only 40 and 60 min­utes away by train.
2,600 fans on

Recently, we broke the 2,600-friend bar­ri­er, and our Face­book group is grow­ing lar­ger by the day! Be­come a part of it, and make it even more ex­cit­ing through your own par­tic­i­pa­tion! If you are still at home, you can make new con­tacts with your fu­ture class­mates or follow the happen­ings in our four ins­ti­tutes. Vis­i­tors who are al­ready in Ger­ma­ny can com­mu­ni­cate with one an­other and com­pare notes, look at fo­tos from var­i­ous events, or simply check out what is on the docket in the com­ing days for the ac­tiv­i­ty pro­gram. We welcome you!
Students' Corner
Why Berlin?

Four scholarship stu­dents from Bel­gium: “We would like to be­come trans­la­tors and Ger­man is very much in de­mand. Ber­lin was our choice, be­cause it has a very im­por­tant his­tory and be­cause it is the ca­pi­tal. There are so many im­por­tant sights, mu­se­ums, ex­hi­bi­tions, bars. If you are here a while, you can also vi­sit other cities like Dres­den, Ham­burg or Leip­zig. Of course, you must drink a Hefe­wei­zen and eat a Curry­wurst – but don’t bother with the Kö­nigs­ber­ger Klop­se! One of the four con­clu­sions: I came, I saw and I learned.” Read more
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