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German1, Level 1 - Michael in Deutschland - In the Airplane to Frankfurt

In this podcast of German 1 Level 1, Michael, our young traveler, flies from Boston to Frankfurt.

He talks with the flight attendant and then with the woman who's sitting next to him.

In Frankfurt, he goes through passport control where the officer asks him the usual questions.

At the baggage claim, he chats again with his neighbor from the plane.

Once he's outside, he's met by his aunt.

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German1, Level 2 - Michael in Deutschland - Explores Frankfurt

In this German 1 Level 2 Podcast, Michael, our young traveler, arrives at the home of his aunt and uncle in Frankfurt.

Michael is tired from the (overnight) flight. After drinking an orange juice, he goes up to the guest bedroom and takes a nap.

His cousin Julia wakes him for lunch. Over lunch Michael asks his uncle about old family pictures.

The next day, Julia shows Michael around Frankfurt.

They go to the Römerberg Market Place and to the Zeil (a popular shopping street).

Finally, they go to a café for an espresso and a Früchte-Eisbecher (a delicious German- style fruit sundae).

Michael's aunt and uncle live on the Leipziger Straße, located in the district of Bockenheim. This is a lively part of the city with residential neighborhoods, busy cafés, bistros, and shops.

Click on our blogpost Travel Memories1 - Michael in Frankfurt am Main to find out more about the districts of Frankfurt and see some pictures:

- The Bockenheim district

- The Historic Quarter (Altstadt) with its famous Römerberg market place

- The City Center (Innenstadt) with its stunning glass shopping arcade on the Zeil.

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German1, Level 3 - Michael in Deutschland - Travels to Heidelberg

In this German 1 Level 3 podcast, Michael, our young traveler, does some more sightseeing in Frankfurt am Main, and then takes a train to Heidelberg.

In the Frankfurt Inner City, he visits the Goethe-Haus, which documents the formative years of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany's most famous writer.

He then buys a ticket and boards the train to Heidelberg. It takes only about an hour.

At the Heidelberg train station, he calls the number of a friend he had met in Boston a couple of years earlier. The woman who answers, tells him that Karl's not there. 

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