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did deutsch-institut newsletter 08|11
Oktoberfest 2011 | Frankfurt celebrates | did accompanies PPP–Scholars | Students' Corner
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O’zapft is! That’s what is said when the first keg of beer at Oktoberfest is tap­ped and the big­gest folk fes­ti­val in the world is open­ed. Every year, Ba­var­ia cel­e­brates its tra­di­tion anew. This year, leder­hosen, beer tents and polka music will fill Munich with fes­tive cheer from the 17th of Sep­tem­ber to the 3rd of Oc­to­ber. Over 6 mil­lion vis­i­tors come to the Ba­var­ian me­trop­o­lis an­nu­al­ly to cel­e­brate the epit­o­me of co­zi­ness and hos­pi­tal­i­ty.

More about Oktoberfest 2011 On October 17, 1810, the precursor of today’s current spectacle was or­ga­nized for the first time. In the mean­time, Oktoberfest has attrac­ted count­less guests from abroad. And not only from neighboring countries such as Italy, Aus­tria and Hol­land, but above all from the Uni­ted States, Japan and Australia.

Those who would like to combine participation in a German class with Ok­to­ber­fest should decide early: Courses and accommodation are often book­ed up well in ad­vance. Be­gin­ners with prior knowledge can begin every Monday. Starting dates for ab­so­lute beginners can be found here.

Because of the central location of did deutsch-institut Munich near the main train sta­tion, all important points of interest as well as the Oktoberfest fes­ti­val site it­self are easy to reach. The exact bus and train lines, as well as a site plan show­ing the festival tents can all be found in the Oktoberfest flyer.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@did.de
Discover the Oktoberfest 2011!
Festivals in Frankfurt Germany – USA: the Congress Parliament Youth Exchange Students' Corner
Frankfurt celebrates
Main and museums

Frankfurt has two large fes­ti­vals to celebrate this month: Frank­furt’s lifeline, the Main ri­ver, will be celebrated from August 5th to 8th. The Mainfest is the only festival within the inner city with fun rides. Tra­di­tion­ally, the an­nual Fisch­er­stech­en takes place at this event. At the Mu­se­ums­ufer­fest from Au­gust 26th to 28th, art, cul­ture and gas­tro­no­my are fea­tured. This cul­tur­al fes­ti­val offers nu­mer­ous stage pro­duc­tions and pro­grams in all of the mu­seums lo­ca­ted along the Main river.
did accompanies

Since 1983, the Par­la­men­ta­risch­es Pa­ten­schafts­pro­gramm (PPP), and the Congress-Bun­des­tag Youth Ex­change (CBYX) have had as a goal the cul­tu­ral ex­change and deep­en­ing of the friend­ship be­tween the United States and Ger­ma­ny. did deutsch-ins­ti­tut plays an im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion in this: In their first weeks in Ger­many, young Amer­i­can schol­ars learn Ger­man with us, dis­co­ver the coun­try dur­ing ex­cur­sions and form their first con­tacts with Ger­mans through our host fam­i­lies.
Students' Corner
Why Hamburg?

Felipe from Brazil: "The Ger­man lan­guage fas­ci­nates me. I would like very much to study in Ger­many and would like to be well pre­pared. did deutsch-ins­ti­tut was a great choice. In Ham­burg, there is a large stu­dent pop­u­la­tion and con­se­quent­ly, an ex­ten­sive offer­ing of stu­dent ac­tiv­i­ties. In my free time I like to rent a bike and ride along the Als­ter (river) or go to an Irish pub called Molly Malone on the Reeperbahn. I find punc­tu­al­i­ty and cor­rect­ness typ­i­cal­ly Ger­man." Read more
LTM Star Awards 2006, 2007 and 2009

For the third time — following the years 2006 and 2007 — did deutsch-institut has been awarded the LTM Star Award German Language School 2009.

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