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European Spirit(s) - Brand(y) new ideas for Europe

Organized by AEGEE-Mannheim, AEGEE-Frankfurt am Main & AEGEE-Heidelberg

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In AEGEE we are constantly talking about Europe. But what exactly is this Europe? What is our European identity? And what is our vision for Europe’s future? We want to go on a journey through European history, discover our common heritage and develop our own ideas for the future of Europe. There is no better place for this than the Rhein-Main-Neckar region, located directly in the heart of Europe. This area has been a political and cultural center for more than 2000 years and has been under the sovereignty of many different European states.
It is internationally famous for its wine region called the “Pfalz”. In addition, it is home to many German breweries, famous for Frankfurt's “Ebbelwoi” (a kind of Cider) and Heidelberg's melon liquor. So you don’t have to fear a lack of good drinks either! By the way: The Rhein-Neckar region is called the “Tuscany of Germany”, as this is the warmest place in the country.
Don’t miss your chance to experience an amazing time with a multicultural group including many unforgettable parties , memorable places and extraordinary people! What are you waiting for?
PS: Frankfurt has one of the biggest airports in Europe: cheap flights and easy connections

General Information:

From: Saturday, August 24th
To: Wednesday, September 4th
Starts in: Frankfurt am Main
Ends in: Heidelberg
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Civic Education / History and Local Culture
Fee: 154€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Wakeboarding Waterpark
Alternative: Chill Day at the lake nearby
Language: English, German
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag and sleeping mattress, swimming clothes
Suited for disabled people: No


Discover your European identity, develop a European vision for our future and besides that: Have a lot of fun!


Phone: 0049 176 32848001

Our ideal participant:

  • identifies herself/himself with Europe
  • is motivated to party all night
  • is open for discussion about European identity/vision
  • likes adventures
  • is willing to try “Mexikaner”
  • is active all day and cheerful
  • survives with little sleep
  • should be able to ride a bike (or is willing to learn it)


  • Visit of the European Central Bank
  • Visit of European Parliament in Strasbourg
  • Workshops / discussions about European identity & vision
  • Beer Pong Tournament
  • Legendary party "Schneckenhof" in Mannheim Palace
  • Flunky Ball Tournament
  • Shopping cart rally
  • Four to five city tours (Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Speyer)
  • Brewery visits
  • Visiting German “Weinstraße” (driving or hiking between different wineries)
  • Ebbelwoi-Express (drinking Cider while driving on a tram through Frankfurt)
  • Pub-Crawl in every city

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: ECWG, Main organizing team, AEGEE Academy trainer
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Frankfurt am Main

Mainhattan, a modern day metropolis in the center of Germany, it is well known around Europe and the Globe due to its spectacular skyline, it’s impressive multiculturalism and it’s profound significance to the financial markets. You, however, will most likely know this city as Frankfurt am Main, a tall standing, vibrant city, which citizens from 182 countries call home. The city has much to offer in the summer, from relaxing on the riverside whilst watching the sun descend beyond the skyline to walking through the new old renaissance district. Most importantly when visiting Frankfurt is to savour the taste of the region’s most important drink, the “Ebbelwoi”.


The squared city with its beautiful palace is located between Neckar and Rhine river and next to the Palatine, where you can taste the best Wines in the world. Get to know the “Jungbusch” featuring dozens of cool bars and experience the nightlife of a vibrating student city. In addition you can get the best “Döner” (kebab) in Germany here!


Heidelberg is famous for its picturesque old town nearby the river Neckar river and it’s castle, one of the most popular ruins of Germany. Visit Heidelberg and experience an unforgettable journey through German history, and have a great time discovering the wonderful landscapes, cafés and bars of Heidelberg.


Join our day trip to Strasbourg and the European Parliament. Enjoy the old-town with its French flair.