Day 3 – Different point of view


Our day three in Germany started in a quite interesting way when we visited Johannes-Turmair for the first time, it was a rather new experience, seeing how the school works. Since my partner is sick Paula was generous enough to take me in and I´m grateful to her for this. We had a lot of fun with her and a great time when we visited the city. The view from the water tower was AMAZING and the churches are the most mesmorising and peaceful places I´ve seen!


My day three went really well. We visited the Johannes-Turmair for the first time and were welcomed by the principal. We attended some classes. Then we went to water tower, which had a great view. Then we just explored the city and visited few churches. In evening we went to city center and had dinner there. At night Muskan and Sophie come to have a night stay.


Heute sind wir zu dritt (Shagun, Gurnoor und ich) mit dem Bus zur Schule, was wahrscheinlich für die Erstklässler an meiner Haltestelle mehr aufregend war, als für die Inder selbst. Nach der ersten Stunde durften sie mit uns in den Unterricht. Zuerst hatten wir Musik, und ich glaube, die Musik zum Zauberlehrling werden sie nicht mehr so schnell vergessen, weil wir sie in Endlosschleife anhörten 🙂

Auch kamen sie in den Genuss einer Mathe- und einer Deutschstunde. Nach der Schule sind wir mit Sophie und Muskan in die Stadt und erst einmal zu
Rewe, um Erdbeeren zu kaufen.

Indians in a German car
Indians love the German cars 😉

Zu Abend haben Shagun, Gurnoor und Muskan dann zusammen mit ein paar Freunden beim Burgerwirt gegessen, während Sophie und ich eine kleine Pause machten. Zu Hause angekommen gings gleich weiter mit einer Runde Badminton im Garten. Und dann sind auch schon wieder Muskan und Sophie gekommen, um bei mir zu übernachten. Ich denke es wird eine lange, aber auch schöne Nacht werden.


Day 2 – Miracles happen

Right in the morning, a miracle takes place – I woke up on my own (without even an alarm) at 8.30 am! I’m NOT a morning person and I can NOT wake up until somebody else makes the effort to do that; sometimes I don’t wake up even after that. So waking up as early as 8.30, BY MYSELF, is definitely an achievement. Thank you very much Germany! 😀

Aditi Gutgutia

Days 1 and 2 – Bhavya’s short summary

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The Exchange is a great opportunity for one to learn new things..It helps us to get to know about another country’s culture,tradition,people,language etc.I too got one such privileged experience to go to the German Exchange .
I was very excited and here is a bit about how I spent my first three days in DEUTSCHLAND..😎😎😎😎
Am Ersten Tag
On the first day when we arrived at Munich Airport,we met Mr Poeschl and together we went in a bus to Straubing  to meet our partners.After that after one and a half hour we got down from the bus🚌🚌 and were awestruck on seeing such welcoming and nice hosts..🤗🤗
All students had huge posters and placards displaying our names and messages for us.That was great!!!Then I met my amazing partner Stephan and his family..😁😎They were really welcoming and the good was yet to come !!!!😁
From there we went to his Grandma’s house and met her..We took a vintage car that was nearly 50 yrs old ! and then we went in that car to our House in Haibach.There I ate Pretzel(Staple food of Germany) and as I was very tired I went to Bed….🌜😴😴😴😴🌛
Am Zweiten Tag
The second day was an interesting one!!We got up at seven and ate breakfast – Cake ..🎂🎂After that we went to a Church and prayed for our well being and a great German exchange experience…😊😊
Then we I went to see the football match at Allianz Arena⚽⚽  btw. Bochum City V/s. Bayern Münich 1860⚽⚽ ….The heated match had a lot of fans who were chearing for their teams and we saw a great match which was followed by Bochum City as emerging victorious after a great game…..I enjoyed it!!,😎😁😎
Then we came back home to get ready for the the BIG DAY tomorrow ∼ The School Day😭😭📚📖📚📖📓 …

4am and we are heading towards the airport

It is 4:15 am, we are already awake for 1.5 hours and we fought our way out of the warm bedsheets to the cold parking lot of the school. To make it clear, we are none of these overexcited teachers, who want to be first at the copy machine! We are Bavarian exchange teachers, who collect a group of exchange students from the Munich airport!

Today is the day! After an 8 hour lasting direct flight our guests arrive at MUC airport. But it still takes some time till we can welcome them. After the arrival the Indians have to show their visa, passports and their invitation letter to Johannes-Turmair-Gymnasium. After that they hopefully will be allowed to enter Europe. The procedure continues whith baggage collect, German customs, last visits of the restrooms and first calls of the Indian parents. Depending on the time and day of the week it can take some hours till a group of young travelers finally arrives at the airport’s lobby. That’s one of many reasons why only two German teachers are waiting to greet the guests from Noida. And who knows, how long they still have to wait?

After the luggage is stored at the coach the students enter the bus in silence (they are tired, too). From time to time you can hear some snippets of conversation, or you can get the idea of the beat of some bollywood musik leaking from some headphones.

But as we get closer to Straubing the students talk more and more. Even the participating teachers ask happily about the school, weather and family issues and …

The conversation stops abruptly as the bus enters the parking lot of the Johannes-Turmair-Gymnasium. Nobody is on their seats any more. Noses are pressed against the windows. The parents and the German students are standing at the corner. Some even wear the traditional Bavarian costumes and wave banners and flags. You hear the warm noise of welcome cheers!

Everybody is leaving the bus, hands are shaken, some try to make a formal bow, suitcases are carried over the place. After some time the parking lot is nearly empty. Only four tired but happy German and Indian teachers stay back, looking forward to get some big breakfast.

The exchange 2017 has started!

Some will travel – some have to stay

Our Indian student group is heading towards Germany. Of course, their plane didn’t take of yet. But you have to be at the airport hours in advance. Just imagine the time you need for all the farewells!

Maharishi G. - Pegasus
The young student Maharishi G. (Class vi Pegasus) is one of the students who would really like to come to Germany

But not everybody is leaving. Many students of LVIS would also like to travel to Germany. They  read so much about the country in their German language books. And they asked so many questions about the German food, the houses, the families. But there were only limited vacancies available or they are still to young for the exchcange.

But their time will come! And if they can’t take part in the exchange in the next years, they can pester the participating students with questions as soon as they arrive in India. And last but not least they can read the blog and comment to all the postings the students will make. 

We are looking forward to read all that comments! Greetings to all that had to stay at home!