German Course & Cultural Programme

25 September – 7 October 2023

Depending on whether you have booked only the German course or the German course and the cultural programme, the scope of services differs. In the table below, you will find an overview of what is included in each package. 

German course without cultural programmeGerman course with cultural programme
 
  • German classes
  • Welcome Meeting in the International Centre
  • Welcome Dinner in the restaurant L’Osteria
  • Hiking tour
  • Picnic in Paradise Park
 
 
  • German classes
  • Welcome Meeting in the International Centre
  • Welcome Dinner in the restaurant L’Osteria
  • Hiking tour
  • Zeiss Planetarium Jena: music show "Space Tour"
  • Picnic in Paradise Park
  • Training session and free-climbing in boulder hall Plan B
  • Bowling night in Jembo Park
 
Free of charges€30 participation fee (please bring cash with you on 29 September)

You have only registered for the German course so far, but would also like to take part in the cultural programme? No problem! You can still register for the cultural programme until 22.09.2023 by emailing Robert Schäf (robert.schaef@eah-jena.de).


Central Meeting Point

The central meeting point is located in the city centre on Ernst Abbe Square ("Ernst-Abbe-Platz"). The meeting point is the entrance to the dining hall (see photo). We will meet there for the first time on Monday, 25 September 2023, at 08:30 (CEST). 

Adress dining hall ("Mensa"): Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8, 07743 Jena

The Ernst Abbe Square is accessible within easy walking distance from the bus and tram stations in the city centre of Jena. The tram line 5 does a stop on Ernst Abbe Square (station “Ernst-Abbe-Platz”).


Timetable German Course and Cultural Programme

Week 1 (25.09. – 01.10.)

Monday 25.09.

Tuesday 26.09.

Wednesday 27.09.

Thursday 28.09.

Friday 29.09.

Saturday 30.09.

09:00 – 14:30
Placement test & German classes

09:00 – 13:15 German classes

09:00 – 14:30 German classes

09:00 – 13:15 German classes

09:00 – 14:30 German classes

 

16:00 – 20:00
German course & cultural programme: Welcome Meeting in the International Centre & Welcome Dinner in the restaurant L’Osteria

 

15:00 – ca. 19:00
German course & cultural programme: Hiking tour

19:30 – ca. 21:00 Cultural programme: Zeiss Planetarium Jena: music show "Space Tour"

 

12:00 – open end
German course & cultural programme: Picnic in Paradise Park

 

Week 2 (02.10. – 08.10.)

Monday 02.10.

Tuesday 03.10.

Wednesday 04.10.

Thursday 05.10.

Friday 06.10.

Saturday 07.10.

09:00 – 13:15
German classes

Public holiday – no classes

09:00 – 14:30 German classes

09:00 – 14:30 German classes

09:00 – 13:15 German classes

 

 

 

15:30 – open end
Cultural programme: Training session and free-climbing in boulder hall Plan B

 

 

17:00 – ca. 20:00
Cultural programme: Bowling in Jembo Park


Dates Cultural Programme 2023

Time: 16:00

At the beginning of the language course weeks, we welcome all participants of the German course and cultural programme to the International Centre in the house on the wall. The International Centre is a meeting place for German and international students and is home to numerous international organisations and associations.

Time: 18:00

From the International Centre it is only a few steps to the Italian restaurant L'Osteria, where all participants of the cultural programme are invited to a Welcome Dinner from 6 pm. Food and drinks are paid by the International Office.

Time: 15:00

The "SaaleHorizontale" hiking trail, which was voted Germany's most beautiful hiking trail in 2023, leads through the hills around Jena. We hike along the SaaleHorizontale to one of the numerous vantage points from which you have a fantastic view of Jena. If the weather is dry, trainers and sportswear are sufficient for the hike. Don't forget something to drink and a snack for the road!

Time: 19:30

The Zeiss Planetarium Jena is the longest-serving planetarium in the world, but at the same time has the most modern 360° projection technology on the market. The "Space Tour" combines well-known music hits with images from the depths of the universe.

Zeit: 12:00 Uhr

On Saturday, weather permitting, we will meet in the central Paradise Park for a picnic. Please bring something to eat and drink for the picnic. There is also a snack bar and a pay toilet near the picnic area.

Time: 15:30

In the Plan B boulder hall you climb up boulders without a safety rope. Soft mats ensure that falling down is also fun and that you can't hurt yourself. During the training session, climbing techniques are taught and the first climbing tours are undertaken. Afterwards, everyone can continue climbing for as long as they like.

Important: Bring sports clothes and a towel. Climbing shoes can be borrowed from the bouldering hall. Food and drinks can either be brought along or bought in the boulder hall.

Time: 17:00

We say goodbye to the cultural programme with a bowling evening at Jembo Park. Bowling shoes can be lent on site. Drinks are available in the pub at the bowling alley.