In the afternoons and evenings, we provide a varied programme of activities and small excursions: we want to aim high with treetop climbing, explore the underwater world at the Ozeaneum in Stralsund, step in Caspar David Friedrich's footsteps or relax at a barbecue at the museum harbour. Furthermore, we will explore the broad spectrum of German film and you can dive into Greifswald's student life with local students, the buddies.

If you would like to experience more of our region and Germany, you can also take part in our weekend excursions to the islands of Rügen and Usedom, as well as the wonderful Hanseatic city of Hamburg.

Island of Rügen - Summer, Sun, Nature

(10-11 August 2019)

Walk on the beach - photo: Jasmin Franke

Rügen is Germany’s largest island. The island’s coast is characterised by a number of sandy beaches, lagoons (Bodden) and bays (Wieck), as well as peninsulas and headlands. The excursion will take you, for example, to Sassnitz, where you will set off on a stroll through the National Park to visit the Königsstuhl.

Programme includes:

  • Stroll through the Jasmund National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to the chalk cliffs
  • Visit to the beach and chance to swim in the Baltic Sea
  • Barbecue
  • Visit to the tree-top path
  • Bike tour through Binz
  • Guided tour of the Granitz Hunting Lodge

(subject to minor changes)

The excursion costs € 80per person (free for LENC students and holders of DAAD scholarships in their first semester). The price includes the journey back and forth to Rügen, accommodation incl. breakfast, entrance fees, bicycle rental and evening meal.

Sunny German-Polish Island of Usedom

(17-18 August 2019)

High ropes on Usedom - photo: Karen Hertlein

With its 1906 hours of sunshine, Usedom is well-known as Germany’s sunniest region. One part of the island belongs to Germany, the other part to Poland. We will stay at the ‘Colorado’ holiday park, where holidaymakers already spent their holidays back in the GDR. The park will be the starting point for walks to the famous ‘Imperial Spas’ such as Ahlbeck and Heringsdorf and shall also be the location for our evening barbecue. The visit to the high ropes climbing forest is a further highlight of our trip to Usedom.

Programme includes:

  • Walk along the beach from Ahlbeck to Bansin
  • Visit to the Seaside Resort of Heringsdorf
  • Afternoon on the beach in Bansin
  • Evening barbecue
  • Tree-top adventure in the climbing forest

(subject to minor changes).

The excursion costs € 65 per person (free for LENC students and holders of DAAD scholarships in their first semester). The price includes the journey back and forth to Usedom, accommodation incl. breakfast, Strandkorb (wicker beach chair), evening barbecue and the visit to the high ropes climbing forest.

Set Sail with the Hanse: Hamburg

(23-25 August 2019)

The Elbphilharmonie and Elbe in Hamburg - photo: LEI

The Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city. Hamburg is very international, which is strongly influenced by the port: the city is known within Germany as the ‘gateway to the world’.

The city has always been a flourishing location for trade. Europe’s oldest exchange took place here in 1558 - Hamburg has now become one of Germany’s largest ports. We will take you on a guided tour through a part of the city that belongs to UNESCO’s world heritage, has Jewish roots and a different kind of atmosphere.

 Programme includes:

  • Visit to St. Pauli/Schanzenviertel
  • Tour of the port
  • Guided tour of the city
  • Visit to the ‘Michel’
  • Stroll beside the Außenalster
  • Grindel Quarter with Jewish history and scholarly atmosphere

(subject to minor changes)

The excursion costs € 90 per person. The price includes the journey back and forth to Hamburg, as well as local transport, accommodation incl. breakfast, tour of the port, guided tour of the city and visit to the Michel.