DAS Winter Camp students have the wonderful opportunity to visit different Germanic places during the program. They will visit Speikboden, a beautiful skiing field of the Alps, have a look at the real Iceman, explore the capital of Alps – Innsbruck and finish their joyful memorable trip in Munich.
Ahrntal (Valle Aurina) and Speikboden
Ahrntal is located on the Southern side of the Zillertal Alps. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in South Tyrol, with some eighty mountain peaks above 3000 metres. This makes for a dramatic landscape and excellent skiing territory. The Speikboden ski field will be our snowy playground for five days. There are 20 kilometres of ski slopes in total (2km blue, 12 km red, 6 km black), and seven ski lifts ensure that everyone arrives at the top of the mountain safe and sound.
Bolzano and “Ötzi” – the “Iceman”
Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, is located in the Southern part of the Alps. At the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, we will pay a visit to Ötzi – the Iceman. Ötzi lived some 5400 years ago. His body was found frozen in a glacier in 1991. What was initially thought to be the dead body of a missing hiker turned out to be one of the world’s most important and unique archaeological finds. Because Ötzi’s clothes and equipment had survived the ages largely intact. Following on, we will have time to marvel at Bolzano’s sights and to go shopping.
Innsbruck, also known as the “Capital of the Alps”, is the regional capital of Tyrol in Austria. The city has been a three-time host to the winter Olympics and is home to many historical attractions. In Innsbruck we have time for sightseeing and shopping before continuing on to Munich.
Munich is the capital of the German federal state of Bavaria. With a population of 1.35 million, it is Germany’s third largest city. Munich is known the world over for its beer, the Oktoberfest and “Weißwürste mit Brez’n” (white sausages and pretzel). Here we will have time to visit some of the city’s best-loved sights, such as the German History Museum or BMW World. There will also be time for some last-minute souvenir shopping. No DAS Language Camp would be complete without a proper farewell party! Our last night in Munich is dedicated to a fantastic farewell celebration, where we will dance, sing and laugh together. Of course, every participant will receive their Certificate of Participation.