Moin zusammen! Writing this a tad late, I’ve now been in Hannover, Germany, for almost a year. It’s been a terrific experience, although the double-degree has been quite a load of work. The first half a year was doing courses for mechnical engineering completely in German, and now I’m currently finishing my Bachelor’s Thesis and internship at KONE GmbH in Hannover.
A picture of the glider plane we helped to take apart for security examination due to a school project at the Hochschule Hannover.
Above is the Rathaus (city hall) of Hannover from a little more unusual angle, taken from the roof of the regional bank during my internship.
The Germans use crazy amounts of salt and grease in their food, even (especially) in the school-cafeterias (Mensas). Stay hydrated, though I’ll let you figure out what’s the best way to do it in this country. The lower picture is unrelated.
Before the busier times during studies, we managed to go to the Oktoberfest as well. The Lederhosen were of course mandatory, although an older gentleman demanded to know how we dare to wear the bayerish traditional colors without being locals.
Although I chose my exchange destination for the double-degree opportunity, it was a good call in other ways as well. Hannover was an especially good choice for my exchange due to the fact that it’s basically the only place (area) in Germany where the people have almost no dialect and speak hochdeutsch. This has made learning the language quite a lot easier.
I’d like to recommend Germany as an exchange destination for anyone; despite some stereotypical assumptions (like that the Germans don’t have humour) it’s a great place to live and study. Also the location in the central Europe makes possible freetime travelling ridiculously easy! The busses are cheap and drive quite often at least to all neighbouring countries.
With best regards from Germany / Mit besten Grüßen aus Deutschland