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did deutsch-institut newsletter 09|12
Interview-Special: “Mein Hamburg” | Oktoberfest | Augsburg now year-round | Students' Corner
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And so our series continues: Boris Jetelina, German teacher at the did deutsch-in­sti­tut Hamburg, in­tro­duces him­self and the city of Ham­burg from his personal perspective: “What I especi­ally like about Ham­burg are the tre­men­dous cul­tur­al offer­ings, the parks, the un­com­pli­ca­ted nature of the people, the harbor and the international flair – and of course, the fact that many Ham­bur­gers re­fer to their city as ‘the most beau­ti­ful city in the world.’” You can find the entire interview here. The following are Boris’ Insider Tips:

Tip for bar: Klimperkiste Insider Tip 1: Bar
“Traditional, kitschy, comfortable – that’s how one might des­cribe the little bar cal­led Klimper­kiste at Ste­phans­platz, re­mote from the hot­spots like the Ree­per­bahn and Stern­schan­ze. It has true char­ac­ter and in ad­di­tion to that, it of­fers an in­ter­es­ting food and drink menu. The per­son­nel are friend­ly and al­ways rea­dy for a chat.” Strand­pauli, the beach bar in the St. Pauli district, is also to be re­comm­en­ded!

Tip for a district of Hamburg: Blankenese Insider Tip 2: Blankenese
“This part of the city represents for me a side of Ham­burg that you can’t ex­per­i­ence in the city cen­ter: the gen­teel, al­most Medi­ter­ran­ean, to­tal­ly dif­fer­ent Ham­burg! On a long walk through the nar­row al­ley­ways, past the hand­some hou­ses and im­mac­u­late gar­dens, you feel as if you have been re­lo­ca­ted into an­other world, far be­yond all the hus­tle and bus­tle. The view on the El­be river is ab­so­lu­te­ly fantastic!”

Tip for a park: Botanical Garden Insider Tip 3: Botanical Garden
“This is not necessarily a secret tip, but because the grounds lie some­what apart from the city, the Bo­tan­i­cal Gar­den is some­times over­looked. Those who take it upon them­sel­ves to make the 20-min­ute trip with the S1 from the cen­tral sta­tion, how­ever, will be re­war­ded with a mag­ni­fi­cent park, heav­en­ly peace­ful­ness and in­ter­est­ing plan­tings. An oasis of quie­tude, ideal for ‘tun­ing out’. Entry is free of charge.”

Tip: fish market Insider Tip 4: Harbor ferry
“On a very cold winter morning, when, despite the cold, I stood on the upper deck of the har­bor ferry, I rode slow­ly into the em­er­ging dawn. This view, with the har­bor, the ice on the wa­ter, as well as the red mor­ning sky, left a strong im­pres­sion on me.” Such a trip can be very beau­ti­ful and is even bet­ter when com­bined with a visit to the fish market.

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Interview with Boris Jetelina | teacher at did deutsch-institut Hamburg
Oktoberfest Augsburg now year-round Students' Corner
Bavarian Culture
at Oktoberfest

Soon “O’zapft is” will be heard once again, when Ok­to­ber­fest opens on Sep­tem­ber 22, 2012. Un­til Oc­to­ber 7, 2012, there will be beer tents, polka music, le­der­ho­sen and, of course, pure Ba­var­ian tra­di­tion and hos­pi­tal­i­ty! For those who would like to com­bine a Ger­man course at did deutsch-ins­ti­tut Mun­ich with a vi­sit to Ok­to­ber­fest, you should de­cide quick­ly, be­cause ac­com­mo­da­tions are of­ten booked well in ad­vance. Be­gin­ners with some Ger­man know­ledge can be­gin every Mon­day. Star­ting dates for ab­so­lu­te be­gin­ners can be found here.
NEW: Augsburg
now year-round!

Beginning in Oc­to­ber, our youn­ger par­tic­i­pants can ex­per­i­ence learn­ing Ger­man in Ger­ma­ny year round at our Augs­burg lo­ca­tion: From the co­lor­ful go­ings on dur­ing car­ni­val time to the ma­ny spring and sum­mer fes­ti­vals to the Christ­mas ma­rket fil­led with am­bi­ance in front of the ren­ais­sance city hall: in Augs­burg there is much to ex­per­i­ence all year round. The Sum­mer Courses nor­mally pro­ceed with up to 15 par­tic­i­pants, but the Sea­son Courses are much more in­ten­sive with only a max­i­mum of five stu­dents. Find out more about it here!
Students' Corner
Why Munich?

Gunnar from Iceland: “Four times had did deutsch-ins­ti­tut al­rea­dy won the STM Star Award, so I inquired there. The staff wrote back quick­ly, ans­wer­ed all my ques­tions and was very help­ful. That was the main rea­son for my choice – now I have been here for three months and my ex­per­i­ence has been only pos­i­tive. I have got­ten to know many new friends, and much more im­por­tant­ly: I’ve learned a lot of Ger­man! When you live in a Ger­man speak­ing city you learn Ger­man the en­tire day, not just when you are in school.” Read more
LTM Star Awards 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011
In 2011, did deutsch-institut was awarded for the fourth time the Language Travel Magazine Star Award in the category German Lan­guage School, just as it was in 2006, 2007 and 2009. We thank our partners and customers very much for their support. Info & Video

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