Cultural and leisure program
At the beginning of your stay, we will take you on a walking tour so that you know your way around right from the start.
We organize historical or themed city tours, with explanations appropriate for your language level, to help familiarize you with the unique character and sightseeing highlights of your course location.
At our pub nights you will get to know participants from other courses and classes and will have a chance to have conversations in international groups, for example about your impressions of Germany.
At the important museums and galleries in the city, we organize tours for our participants, whenever possible guided by museum docents.
On weekends, you can take part on day trips to cities and regions of cultural and historical interest.
On our academic walking tours, you'll get to know important universities, campus libraries and the canteen.
Company tours will give you a glimpse of the city's economic life.
To offer participants a chance to learn about German film culture, we host movie nights at the institute where space is available.
Learning a new language is useful and enriching – and even more so if it is combined with exposure to the culture and the places where the language is spoken. That’s why, as well as language training, we offer an exciting range of activities outside the classroom. You’ll get to know the city where you’re learning from all sides while experiencing culture, sports and fun with your classmates.
Leisure-time options every day
During the week we generally offer events and programs every day. Our city walks will help you to find your way around, while special thematic tours provide insights into interesting aspects of local life and history. You will also have the opportunity to visit institutions, companies or universities to learn about the economy, education and society at your location.
Whenever possible – subject to the group’s interests – we will organize sporting activities for you. Depending on the season, you will also be able to attend live sports events.
We offer a wide variety of evening activities, including theater, concerts and festivals. We’ll also be happy to recommend popular clubs and night spots. Our pub nights in authentic local venues are always a big hit with the participants.
We organize weekend daytrips for our participants: On hikes you can explore diverse landscapes and natural surroundings in the region. We’ll also accompany you on trips to castles and sightseeing highlights. On most of these outings you will have the chance to take a tour and enjoy a meal with the group. Our extracurricular programs also include one-day trips to interesting nearby cities.
Your team – always ready to help
We want you to feel at home – right from the first day. The team in charge of the cultural and leisure program at your Goethe-Institut will be happy to help with any everyday problems or questions you may have.
Cultural and leisure program
- Berlin: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 4 MB)
- Bonn: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 383 kB)
- Dresden: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 3 MB)
- Düsseldorf: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 502 kB)
- Göttingen: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 3 MB)
- Frankfurt: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 5 MB)
- Freiburg: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 1 MB)
- Hamburg: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 6 MB)
- Mannheim: Guided cultural and recreational program (PDF, 2 MB)