Moving to Regensburg - August 2014

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Hey! My name is Kate and I'm moving to Regensburg in August of 2014. Right now, I'm going to be staying officially for about a year, but I'm planning to get my German language skills up to University level so that I can enroll in the University. (I'm going to Rutgers here in the US, but I've always wanted to skedaddle from here.)

 

I'm a little nervous but really excited. I'll be au pairing with a very sweet family and I'll start with taking language classes at the University. My German's about a B1 level right now, and I think I can get it to a solid B2+..ish before I move.

 

Do you guys think it's easy to learn and practice German here? And maybe do you have any tips for things to do in the city?

I'd also love to have some friends to meet up with, so if you wanna meet up and speak English, let me know! I figured I'd make a post because the last one I could find was from 2009.

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Regensburg is a wonderful town! There are lots of bars and young students down here... you will have a great time and you will learn german fast if you hang out with germans and not just with other foreigners... but beware, we speak dialect down here :-)

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Haha, two differing opinions! Thanks for the responses. I'm definitely going to try to hang out with as many German people as possible, though I'm sure it'd be nice to have some other foreign friends...dialect is fine with me! Maybe I'll sound a bit more authentic. :)

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I am living out here atm and I would say it has its plus points and bad points. I hate the bayrisch dialect out here, also hard to make friends with some of the germs out here. I also totally don't enjoy the fact that smoking is not allowed in the nightclubs, Karma lounge is my favourite place to go clubbing

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Hi Kate, I'm Cat. I'm not sure if this thread is still alive, but I'm moving to Regensburg at the end of September from the UK. I'll be doing an English-taught MA at the university, and part-time freelancing (I'm currently working as an editor). Very excited, but also really nervous.

 

I'm hoping to meet a lot of new people. Obviously I want to improve my German and socialise with Germans, but I'm not just looking to meet only German people! :)

 

So do give me a shout if you're still looking to meet people :)

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Hi,

I'll also be moving to Regensburg (alone!!) from the UK at the beginning of September so would definitely be interested in any meetups that might be going on. I'm moving as I've got a new job as a teacher there. I used to live nearby in Nuremberg and worked in Regensburg often, but I don't really know anybody in the city as such.

 

As this whole thing has come about pretty quickly, I've also found myself moving in two weeks and without a place to live - I'm trying to find a WG but there actually aren't that many to choose from and I'm not having much luck . Any advice or help people could give would be met with copious amounts of gratitude!!

 

Helen

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Hey Helen,

 

Shoot me a message :) It would be great to say hello in Regensburg in October. Where are you coming from in the UK?

 

I found a place to live pretty quickly through WG-Gesucht. I was surprised, but I had a few great Skype interviews and I've got a room for 6 months. Can people at your school potentially give you some advice? If you've been asked to move so quickly, it's reasonable for you to ask them for some suggestions on short-term accomm. I know there are a few cheap hostels in the city, but I don't think that's the best thing when you're starting out in a new job.

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I see there is a Helen that wants to join the Regensburg English Stammtisch on Facebook, but I can't see anything that ties you to Regensburg, and we've had our share of spammers in the past, so I usually don't approve you.

 

So, if you're Helen that's digging in your parents' garden, let me know, I'll add you in.

 

It's really your best bet for keeping up to date with whats going on, and organize things:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/114211045294539/

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Bobby - did you recently deny a request from a Catherine wanting to join the Stammtisch? I applied but it seems to have been cancelled. Could you please take another look? I won't be officially in Regensburg until October, but it would be great to see what's going on with the group.

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HI Bobby,

Yes that was me! I studied archaeology at uni and can't get it out of my system!

 

Thanks for adding me anyway.

 

Cat- I'll definitely be in touch with you. I'll be moving from the north-east (Newcastle/Durham area) :-)

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Cat, I did. Sorry, but we get spammers from time to time, so I usually see if I can see something on your profile that has to do with Regensburg, and for both you and Helen, I couldn't see anything like that! Sorry about that!

 

Anyway, you're both in.

 

Helen- You were the 400th member!!! Not sure what you win though!

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Thanks Bobby :) It's already proving interesting. Shame I don't arrive for a little while yet!

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Hello!

 

Id love to meet up if you're still interested! My name is Kelsie and I'm au pairing in Rottenburg which is like 30 minutes from Regensburg. I've been here for about a month and could really use some friends! I'm from California and will be here in Germany for a year. Please message me if you'd like, it'd be awesome to make some friends! :)

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Hi Kate,

and good luck with learning German in Regensburg. It took me a lot of effort to understand the 'Oberpfälzerisch' properly and I am from Germany :)

But don't worry most Regensburger do speak English or try to talk with less dialect when they notice you are not from there.

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