City Excursions

Stipendiaten bei Stadtrundgang in Esslingen

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich – the regional groups organise excursions to (German) cities. View the Bundestag (the German Federal Parliament) in Berlin; admire the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden; enjoy idyllic Heidelberg. Fascinating insights into German history, politics and culture.

With DAAD Alumni & Friends, scholarship holders and alumni discover the many facets of German cities. Our members from the regional groups set off for the weekend with ten to twenty scholarship holders: through high-rise canyons, to medieval city centres, through nature reserves, to the most beautiful vantage points.

Stipendiaten zu Besuch im Europäischen Parlament
Scholarship holders visiting the European parliament

Apart from trips within Germany, there are also trips to Brussels. After all, we would like scholarship holders and guest academics to see Germany as part of the European Union. This is why there is a focus on the European institutions and a visit to the EU parliament. But this still leaves time for sightseeing.

One highlight of our city trips is often a meeting with local regional groups. After all, cities are seen in a different light through the eyes of scholarship holders and the experiences of local residents. And this may lead to contacts being made so that the next visit is to a private home. After all, when they leave, they all say, “Auf Wiedersehen!” (Until we meet again!)