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Munich-Expectations

29/07/2016 - 07:48-0 Comments by | romania flag

During my experience in Germany  as an Erasmus student at the University of Paderborn, I had lots of opportunities to visit various cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, such as Köln, Düsseldorf, Dortmund but also northern cities like Hamburg or the northeastern, beautiful capital city-Berlin. However, I did’t get the chance to travel to the southern part of Germany, which I am very curious and excited about.

As every enthusiastic traveller and future international student participating in the Language Summer Program in Munich, I have a few expectations about the lifestyle and culture of the largest Bavarian city.

First of all, I have always been told that Munich is the heart of Germany. Going there is like visiting another country, an idyllic place situated in the Northern Alpine Foreland where the national traditions and culture are never lost. I can’t wait to see the Neuschwanstein Castle, sheltered by the Alpine mountains and their forests, to wander through the Englisher Garten and discover new places in the  modern, cosmopolitan city center.

The people there are said to be the ,,true”  Germans with their strong character, more conservative and very passionate about their traditions such as celebrations with typical food and drinks (We’ve all heard about the famous beer festival-Oktoberfest).

Moreover, I am very curious about the spoken language there. I hope I will understand their specific Bavarian dialect as I’ve been used to Hochdeutsch -the standardized form of the German language spoken by almost everyone in North Rhine-Westphalia. The course will be a challange for me because I will meet people from different parts of the world, who will come there for the same reason as I: to improve the German language skills and to use them in a specific career field.

These are the main expectations about Munich and I am sure the city and its people won’t let me down, on the contrary, I feel it’s going to be a wonderful experience  and I am happy I have the chance to share it with you. Stay tuned for the next article about my first days in Munich-the famous capital city of Bavaria.

Tags: English Blog Post, First Steps in Germany, German Cities, German Language, Society & Culture, Summer School 2016

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