Munich - at one and
the same time a metropolis and a village, the cultural centre of Germany
and reputedly one of the safest cities around, combined with a wonderful
As a city of infinite colour and variety, Munich is both steeped in
history, tracing its roots back over many centuries, and also infinitely
modern, being at the forefront of music and the arts and the latest in
technological developments. In short,
can we begin when trying to describe Munich?
simply, the city offers many unparalleled attractions, which you really
should not miss out on. Take for instance, "Marienplatz" with
its two famous town halls, the "Hofbraeuhaus" (the beer hall),
the Olympic stadium or "Schwabing", a convivial downtown
area with numerous restaurants, pubs and clubs.
where would we recommend to begin the sightseeing tour? By strolling along
the Leopoldstraße, where you go not only to see, but to be seen? By
sitting in the nearby English Gardens or in the cafès around the
university? It is all there to be discovered: openness to the world beyond,
side by side local charm; newer trends side by side older traditions; a
metropolitan feel combined with a rural ambience and also a leisure world
par excellence – there is something for everybody and this is what gives
Munich its unique place in the world.
that is not all which this beautiful city, founded in 1158 and situated in
the southern regions, can offer.
has established an international reputation for itself as a city of arts
and culture with wide ranging interests. The theatres in Munich are among
the most prestigious in Germany. There is a fantastic music scene, taking
in the classics and jazz, to rock and pop ... needless to say that the
newest and the most imaginative trends are greeted here with open arms.
museums captivate art lovers with wonderful exhibits, which can compete on
the world’s cultural stage. There are 45 museums, including three "Pinakothecs"
offering a superb collection of fine paintings and 70 art galleries,
reflecting all aspects of European culture.
is Munich, but there is much more, too.
we would especially like to point out is that Munich is renowned as being
one of the most foreigner-friendly cities in Germany. Here you will feel
safe – both by day and night, on the streets or in the underground
stations. It is this atmosphere of tolerance towards foreigners that
allows our students to enjoy Munich to the full.
then there is Bavaria – land of mountains, castles, lakes and countless
the Germans take holidays at home, they head to Bavaria, the No. 1 holiday
destination in Germany. The nearby mountains offer skiing and hiking, lots
of lakes, where you can go swimming and the historical cities of
Regensburg, Nuernberg, Augsburg and Landau with all their history, not
forgetting the great opportunity to stroll around the many shops on offer.
Probably the most famous landmark in Bavaria is the castle of
Neuschwanstein to the south of Munich, which was home to the "fairy
king, Ludwig II. Bavaria really has something for every season of the year.
infrastructure is well established and subject to constant improvements.
Travel in the suburbs and throughout the city is easy and relatively
inexpensive. The "S-Bahn" network stretches for a radius of
about 40 miles around Munich. Cycling is very popular and needless to say
the network of cycle paths is excellent.
and experience both Munich and Bavaria with ASL!
of our primary concerns for all our students at ASL is that they are
content with us not only during lesson times, but after classes, too. To
this end, we constantly strive to offer you a varied programme of
extra-curricular activities, to which both current and former pupils, as
well as teachers are invited. These activities have proven to be extremely
popular and they are loved by all those involved!
classes, our students can opt to go sightseeing in groups around Munich.
For those who prefer sports, we offer football and tennis. For those who
prefer to just chill out, we go out to the parks, or, weather-permitting,
we meet up for a fun evening in one of the beer gardens for which Munich
is so famous.
weekends, ASL offers trips to Bavaria's other magnificient tourist sights.
Apart from Neuschwanstein, there are the castles of Linderhof or Schleißheim,
the city of Salzburg is a relatively short distance away and in the winter,
we can even offer you the chance to go skiing.
ASL will teach you all you need to know in German ....at the same time as
giving you a stay to remember in our city!