Romanians are very emotional
Student exchange Cugir - Wasserburg
21.09. - 28.09.2019
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, twelve pupils from the 9th grade set off to Cugir - our twin city in Romania.
The flight went well apart from a few turbulence and finally we were warmly welcomed by our Romanian exchange students. On the first evening we all went to the best restaurant in town and then went to the annual "Toamna Cugireana" festival.
On Sunday we had free time with the Romanians and watched an off-road race, which was very impressive. In the afternoon we went for a picnic or a barbecue. It was the last day of the festival and so there was a wonderful fireworks display at the end.
As soon as we got there, the weekend was over again. We spent Monday with an interesting tour in the “Turda Salina” salt mine and at lunchtime there was even schnitzel in a restaurant. We spent the evening outside in the skate park.
On Tuesday we were allowed to see the famous “Corvinilor” castle with the torture methods shown in part, which “Count Dracula” also visited. Then we drove to a shopping center, where we ate and spent the rest of the day together.
The following day was very exciting because we were allowed to attend Romanian classes. Right after school we had a meeting with the very friendly mayor of Cugir. After that we had a dance class where we learned traditional dances, which we all liked very much.
Unfortunately, the last evening together was approaching far too quickly. However, the final evening turned out well, although it was very emotional for everyone and there were many tears.
On our last day in Romania we still had free time in the city of Sibiu, where the airport was also located. The flight home went without any problems and now we are really looking forward to the time when our exchange students come to Germany!
Johanna Mühlhuber and Johanna Hutter
|After 12 German students had already visited the Wasserburg twin town of Cugir in Romania in September 2018, together with Ms. Aumüller and Ms. Schmitt, the return visit of the Romanian exchange partners took place in May 2019. From May 10th to 17th, the students spent a lot of time together and went on interesting day trips as part of the program.|
|The program included a visit to BMW World in Munich and the rkw company in Wasserburg, a day in Salzburg, a city rally in Wasserburg and a visit to Mayor Michael Kölbl, work on a joint project at the school and the Participation in a Bavarian dance course with the Trachtenverein Wasserburg.|
|At the final evening at the farm in Staudham, a few tears of farewell flowed before the final farewell had to be said on Friday at the airport. And even if a wonderful week came to an end, the contact between the Romanian and German students doesn't have to end thanks to the Internet and mobile phones. Many thanks again to the very committed students and parents who have made a significant contribution to the success of this exchange!|
In the evening, our Romanian exchange partners were warmly welcomed at Munich Airport and spent the following weekend with their German host families. Some met for a common veal sausage breakfast in the multigenerational house in Babensham, spent the day in Wasserburg or explored Lake Chiemsee in bright sunshine and summer temperatures with pedal boats.
A visit to the BMW plant in Munich was on the agenda on Monday, followed by free time in downtown Munich. On Tuesday the whole group was officially received by the mayor of Wasserburg. During the subsequent city rally, the Romanian exchange students got to know the city before a tour of the Wasserburg company rkw was on the program. Our guests were “allowed” to get to know the Salzburg Schnürlregen on Wednesday - no shoe stayed dry during the city tour. How good that enough cafés and shops then offered the opportunity to warm up, so that in the evening at the dance class with the Wasserburger Trachtenverein you could shoehorn and practice traditional Bavarian dances.
The students spent Thursday morning at school, where they summarized the experiences of the individual days in English and created a joint photo project. In the respective traditional costumes, everyone celebrated the last evening together in the farm in Staudham, which didn't really end with a full dance floor. At some point, however, it was over, after all, the journey to the airport was due early on Friday. This exchange of Romania ended with touching farewell scenes, and plans for a private visit to Romania were diligently forged. Goodbye
May 2018, Vroni Huber
|Friday, 09/15/2017: In the morning we flew from Munich to Sibiu. From there we took the bus to Cugir, where our exchange partners welcomed us nicely. After that we had time to settle in with the family. A little later, all of the exchange partners went to a soccer game with all of us. In the evening we all went to a restaurant with the teachers to eat pizza. It was a pretty nice evening!|
|Saturday, September 16, 2017: The day was a very special one for all the residents of Cugir, as the first day of the Toamna Cugireana festival began, which takes place only once a year. We Germans had the honor of helping to open this festival. The mayor of Wasserburg, who had traveled to Cugir especially for the occasion to give a speech, was also particularly welcomed. Afterwards we were able to admire a small exhibition about the production in Cugir, which is still going on today. Then we had free time with our exchange partners.|
|Sunday, September 17th, 2017: We had this day entirely to ourselves and our host families, who had come up with various activities. For example, some of us visited a motor-cross rally that took place in the Carpathian Mountains. In the evening we went to the festival to see many different singers and music groups.|
Monday, September 18, 2017: Overtired, we started the day to the Turda Salina salt mine. There we got a tour first and then we were allowed to stay about 500 steps further down at the salt lake. Later we went to Alba Iulia for a traditional Romanian lunch and in the late afternoon we went straight to the festival, where it unfortunately started to pour for the first time in 10 years. But that didn't spoil our mood. The day ended with a great fireworks display.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017: We left school in the morning to meet Dracula. In Deva we got a tour of the castle. During the tour we saw an old, medieval four-poster bed (film set for Dracula or horror films). At lunchtime we went to dinner in the Deva Mall and had free time to ourselves.
Wednesday, 09/20/2017: On Wednesday morning we visited the Star Transmission company. There we got a very interesting tour of the factory that manufactures products for a German car manufacturer. In the evening we had two hours of dance lessons, where we learned cha-cha and a traditional Romanian dance.
Thursday, 09/21/2017: From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. we attended classes at school. Then we met the mayor and were allowed to put up questions and suggestions for improvement. We also got a tour of the town hall. We later worked on our project at school. In the evening we had our Romanian evening where we danced, laughed and ate a lot with live music. That was a very nice evening.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017: In the morning it was time to say goodbye to the families before we left for Sibiu. There we had a cool, German-speaking tour guide, went for a stroll through town and in the late afternoon we went back to our homeland.
Sophie Neugebauer and Antonia Paluch 9 f
The Romanian exchange partners arrived in Germany on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The following weekend they spent their time with the respective host families. Some drove to the Chiemsee, to the climbing park or other places of interest to them.
For the project we did at school on Monday, we were supposed to create a quiz about Munich. On Tuesday the Romanians attended the first lesson of their respective exchange partner and then the deputy mayor. After the following city rally and eating together in a pizzeria, we had a guided tour of the company "Huber & Sohn". We visited Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg with the garden, which contains many water features, on Wednesday. At the end of the day we learned another dance in the traditional costume club. Also on Thursday we all attended the first lesson together and then the company "Dengel". All exchange partners spent the last evening together with their host families in traditional clothing at the Pfaffinger Hof.
On the last day, May 12th, 2017, we drove to Munich to visit the BMW Museum and in the late afternoon to accompany the Romanians to the airport to say goodbye there.
The most important information in brief:
- The first student exchange took place in September 2013.
- Our exchange school is the Colegiul National “David Prodan” in Cugir.
Our trip to Romania - September 2016
Visit to Cugir from September 15 to 23, 2016 - our program:
Thursday, September 17
1:00 p.m., arrival at the airport in Sibiu
Travel by bus to Cugir
3:00 p.m., pick-up by host families
19:00, pizza together
Friday, September 18
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., visit to the salt mine in Turda
1.30 p.m., lunch in Alba Iulia
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.,
Guided tour of the citadel in Alba Iulia
6:00 p.m., medieval demonstration
Saturday, September 19th
9:00 a.m., opening ceremony of the city festival with Mayor Mr. Teban
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., visiting the exhibitions as part of the festival
1:00 p.m. Lunch and picnic with host families and teachers
Sunday, September 200
Free time in the host families
9 am - 1 pm, visit to the company "Tecno Plast" in Cugir
5pm - 7pm, cinema evening at school ("Dracula")
Tuesday, September 22nd
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., visit to the Dracula's castle Corvinilor
1 p.m. - 4 p.m., free time in the mall in Deva
8 p.m. - 9 p.m., dance class
8 a.m. - 9 a.m., attend a class
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., work on a joint project in the school
from 5:00 p.m., last evening together
Thursday, September 24th
9:30 a.m., meeting point at the school, drive to Sibiu
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., city tour through Sibiu
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., lunch and free time in the mall
5:00 p.m. Meeting point at the airport, flight back to Munich
Our guests from Romania - May 2016
Young people from Romania and Wasserburg spent eight great days together in May 2016. A varied program made interesting experiences possible and a lively exchange of ideas was a matter of course.
The pupils reported on their shared experiences in their common language, English, and in their respective mother tongue.
Wasserburg students in Romania - September 2015
The students are accommodated with their host families. During the week, everyone involved has a common program (excursions, company tours, lessons). At the weekend, the students do something with their host family or with the other students involved in the exchange. The teachers spend the weekend with the exchange teachers.
responsible teachers: from Germany: C. Hoffmann, V. Huber, M. Tluczykont - from Romania: A. Moldovan, C. Pătroescu
Previous program items in Romania:
Factory tour of Star Transmission in Cugir / Sebes
Previous program items in Germany
Munich: Olympic market tour, BMW World, city tour, Allianz Arena
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