Practising the Language during Leisure Time Activities

TREFFPUNKT leisure time activities - The famous StammtischWe want your stay with TREFFPUNKT and in Bamberg to be a great experience and a learning success. As part of this, we offer leisure time activities at least 3 times per week.

Besides these activities being lots of fun for everyone, they are also an excellent opportunity to practise the German language in many different situations. This is an important part of your learning experience. During these activities you will meet the participants from other courses and many of our local friends in Bamberg.

To see our leisure activity program for the current week, please look here.

Of course, our leisure activities are optional, but thoroughly recommended.
 

Leisure activities at TREFFPUNKT have, beside the aspect of language training, three goals: They are supposed to...

  • ...animate to a conversation in German as well as encourage the contact and understanding between students and teachers.
  • ...familiarise students with the German culture and with life in Germany.
  • ...be informative
     

For example:

TREFFPUNKT leisure time activities - The famous StammtischTREFFPUNKT-Stammtisch:
Weekly, cheery gatherings in in the company of locals in one of Bamberg's beautiful beer gardens or restaurants. Every Thursday evening.

Getting to know Bamberg with TREFFPUNKT:
This includes walks through the town, during which you will learn interesting aspects about the city’s 1000-year-history.

Sports:
In the summer, once in a while, we play sports together. At the weekends, we go for a walk together, do bike tours or hike in the beautiful region of Franconian Switzerland.

Weekend excursions:
We organize group trips, like for example to Würzburg or Nuremberg. Many of our students like to organize their own trips over the weekends. Places easily reached by train and thoroughly recommended are Frankfurt or Munich. Also very popular are Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein, and Prague.

Theatres and concerts:
In Bamberg’s concert hall you can enjoy the classical concerts by the world-famous orchestra Bamberger Symphoniker, and visit jazz and rock concerts. There are also many bars and clubs where small live-concerts or theatre productions are offered. The main theatre is Stadttheater E.T.A. Hoffmann, but there are also a number of small, private theatres, which offer a broad range of plays and comedies.

Afternoon activities:
May include visits to nearby cities of Nürnberg, Coburg, Bayreuth or a wine feast in a nearby town.

Lectures:
Lectures on topics such as the culture and history of the city of Bamberg are often given by teachers and students. For example, a lecture on Bamberg´s culture of beer is very  popular.

Movies:
From time to time we go to the movies together to watch German films.

If you would like to visit other cities and regions in Germany or have special interests in leisure activities, we will be pleased to help you. We have information on German cities, regions and sights available at the school, which you may borrow free of charge.