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Massapequa Students Use Their German Knowledge Abroad

Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District

A group of eight Massapequa High School students got to use their knowledge of
German language and culture during a nine-day trip abroad this summer. The students, who were juniors and seniors last year, visited Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria and Munich in Germany from June 26 to July 5.

The trop included a tour of the salt mines at Bad Dürrnberg during their visit to Salzburg, Austria.

German teacher Brigitte Kahn said that in each city students visited castles, churches and museums. They also got to sample local delicacies such as wiener schnitzel and schweinebraten. In Salzburg, the students toured ice caves in Werfen, toured a salt mine in Bad Dürrnberg and visited Mozart’s birth place. They also enjoyed a barbecue with Ms. Kahn’s family.

The Innsbruck trip featured swimming in an alpine lake and a 7,700-foot climb to
the top of Mt. Hafelekar. In Munich, they sawm in an ice river at the English Gardens and did a bike tour of the city.

“We had a fantastic time and each time we take this trip, the students really
appreciate how much German they know, and how cool it is to actually apply what they learn in class in a real-life setting,” Ms. Kahn said.

Christian Kotten, one of the student travelers, added, “It was such an amazing trip
and I am beyond grateful to have been able to go with such a group of great people. From climbing the highest mountains to taking a cart down to the deepest parts of the salt mines, there never was a dull moment during this trip.”

 

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