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Christmas Markets | Starting Dates 2010 | TestDaF Courses | Facebook | Students' Corner
Dear Friend,

At this time of the year a sweet smell of almonds, gingerbread, and cinnamon is in the air... It's advent season again and a perfect moment to visit the home country of Christmas markets. Located in the heart of the four major cities Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich did deutsch-institut offers you a unique opportunity to learn German in the run up to Christmas.
Advent Season in Germany
Berlin has around 60 traditional Christmas markets with cultural events, endless shopping oppor­tunities and unusual winter attractions. Get into the Christmas spirit at evocative festive concerts, or on the historical and world-famous Gendarmen markt square.

Frankfurt's Christmas market is one of the oldest (1393) and prettiest in Germany. It attracts more than three million people every year from all over the world. On Römerberg square 200 stalls offer arts, crafts and seasonal food and drink. A wide range of entertainment around the 30-meter Christmas tree includes concerts and trumpet fanfares from the balcony of St. Nicholas's Church.

Discover history, tradition and Hanseatic heritage at Hamburg's wonderful Christmas markets, which fill many of the city center squares. The prettiest is set up outside the impressive town hall and hosted by Roncalli's Circus, with lovingly decorated stalls that are laden with confectionery, toys, crafts and punch. Old-fashioned carousels bring a gleam to everyone's eyes.

Stroll around Munich's traditional Christmas market on Marienplatz square and find everything you could want and more. For Nativity scenes, head to the Kripperlmarkt, one of the largest of its kind in the world. There is live music every day on the town hall balcony. Discover the meaning of words such as Kletznbrot and Fatschnkindl on did deutsch-institut's cultural tours.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us under office@did.de

Ready to pass the festive season with us in Germany? Then also have a look at our Winter Special in Augsburg — our magical Christmas Program which combines a German language course with a discovery tour of the three major Bavarian cities, Germany's most famous castle Neuschwanstein and the country's highest mountain Zugspitze.

did deutsch-institut wishes you a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year 2010!
New Year's Resolutions for 2010: Learn German! Prepare for TestDaF!

Starting Dates 2010 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich
Right hand you find the starting dates for beginners at our year-round institutes in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.

Please note that students on the levels Elementary to Advanced can start every Monday all year round.
04.01.
01.02.
01.03.
06.04.
31.05.
14.06.
05./19.07.
02.08.
06.09.
04.10.
29.11.
04.01.
01.02.
01.03.
06.04.
03.05.
07.06.
05.07.
02.08.
none
04.10.
01.11.
04.01.
01.02.
01.03.
06.04.
none
07.06.
05.07.
02.08.
06.09.
04.10.
01.11.
04.01.
01.02.
01.03.
06.04.
31.05.
none
05.07.
02./30.08.
none
04.10.
15.11.

TestDaF Examination Dates 2010 New! did deutsch-institut on Facebook Students' Corner
TestDaF 2010

TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremd­sprache / German as a Foreign Language) is a certi­fi­ca­tion test for university appli­cants in order to proof the nec­es­sary language competence for studying in Germany. With did deutsch-institut's TestDaF Prep­a­ra­tion Courses you will be pre­pared for pas­sing the TestDaF. Click here for 2010 course and examination dates.

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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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