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Studying in Germany - Land of Ideas

No matter whether you want to relax by the river or go for a stroll in the pretty old town, in Bamberg you can reach everything by bike and always have a great backdrop around you.

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Enjoy the sunset at the lower bridge!

Welcome to Bamberg

Bamberg is located in the south of Germany, in the Free State of Bavaria, and is full of history. The Bamberg Cathedral or the many old buildings exude a charm of yesteryear. The old town of Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will find many churches here in particular. The largest and most imposing is the cathedral, which towers above the entire old town. In its vicinity you will find the “Neue Residenz” castle, for example. From the rose garden of the residence you have a beautiful view over the old town.

The old town hall stands on the upper bridge. The bridge runs over the river "Linker Regnitzarm". "Little Venice" is also located here. There are many old, romantic houses right by the river. Every year in August, the "Sandkerwa" takes place here, the largest festival in Bamberg.

On the “Rechten Regnitzarm” you can stroll along the banks of the river, especially in summer, and let the city work its magic on you.

Life in Bamberg

The most important means of transport in Bamberg for students is the bicycle. The city is rather cozy and you can reach everything comfortably and, above all, quickly by bike.

If you meet up with friends, the best thing to do is to meet at the “Gabelmann” stop. Then you can go downtown together. Explore the many small shops or eat a bread roll at the Fuchs bakery.

Bamberg residents prefer to go to the swimming pool in summer. The "Hainbadstelle" is particularly beautiful. Here you can swim in the Regnitz. After swimming, you can go for a walk in the Hainpark, the largest park in Bamberg. In the evening you can meet at the Lower Bridge. If the weather is nice, you will definitely find a lot of your fellow students here. There you can relax, spend time with friends, read or have a beer together or just let the evening sun work its magic on you.

My advice

On a beautiful summer evening, you should definitely enjoy the sunset with friends at the Lower Bridge!

If you want to have a drink in the evening, you will find various small bars and pubs on Sandstrasse. You can drink the famous Bamberg smoked beer in the Schlenkerla. By the way, this restaurant has existed since 1405! The university also runs pub crawls. In addition, the students also organize a lot of private parties so that there is always something going on.

Interview with Yaryna from Ukraine

Yaryna Erstenyuk from Ukraine is 23 years old and is studying linguistics with a focus on DaF at the Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg.

Why did you decide to study in Bamberg?

In August 2013 I got the opportunity to come to Bamberg to take part in the International Summer University Bamberg. I enjoyed both my studies and my time in Bamberg so much that I decided to spend another semester as an Erasmus student in Bamberg. Two months later it was already clear to me that I wanted to continue my studies in Germany.

Your tip to make it easier to say goodbye to home?

To be honest, my departure from home (especially from my parents) usually ends in tears ... Every time is like the first time and unfortunately I can't change that. To make it easier to say goodbye, I always think of the words my father once said to me: “You know that you want to study in Germany, you know that you need it and that you enjoy studying there. So be strong and do what you choose. "

I know that my parents are happy that I am studying in Germany, they also make me feel that my decision was the right one - and these are the decisive reasons for me to leave my home country with a smile every time.

What was the hardest thing about life in Germany for you at the beginning? And how did you deal with it?

The hardest part at the beginning was the language barrier. Although I learned German at school and studied German at the university in Ukraine, I was still very afraid to speak here. I think it was more the fear of making mistakes. Over time, I understood that I just have to talk. Regardless of whether the sentence was flawless or had a lot of mistakes: I MUST talk.

New friends, new acquaintances made me feel more secure. I had to speak German so that we could communicate. And now it's no problem for me to speak German. Sometimes when I talk to friends from Ukraine or to my family, I cannot always find a corresponding Ukrainian word and there may be some German words ...

How did you find your accommodation? Do you have any tips on looking for an apartment?

I live in a dormitory. I found that at the beginning of my studies. I am very satisfied with the dormitory, which is why I will stay here until the end of my studies.

My advice is: if there is the possibility of living in a dormitory, the student should choose a dormitory, as so many international students live there, with whom you can have a good time or do exciting things.

How do you finance your studies and life in Germany?

I've found a job that allows me to have time to study. I work as a cook in an Italian restaurant.

Can you imagine staying in Germany after completing your studies?

It is actually my dream and I hope this dream will come true.

Why is Bamberg a good place to study?

The lecturers at the university lead their lessons in a very exciting and interesting way, they use different teaching methods in the lessons, which of course arouses attention and also motivates them to study. There is also an impressive library that gives free access to useful literature. Homework writing can be really enjoyed when there are so many sources and books to choose from. And as already mentioned, this is a student city, so life here is never boring.

What is the best way to get in contact with other students?

Asking for directions - that always helped me!

Do you have any tips for dealing with Germans?

Be understanding, open and friendly.

Complete the sentence: "For me, living in Germany is ..."

... an interesting adventure that has changed my life in a positive way.

Describe Germany in a few words!

Germany gave me the opportunity to see and appreciate my life differently. It taught me to be self-reliant and independent. Germany made me feel like believing in myself and I am glad that Germany has become a part of my life!

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