Germany is a beautiful country with a long and fascinating history. It has a variety of old and new, from medieval villages to modern cities, amazing architecture, breathtaking countryside, mountains and forests, and exciting nightlife.
There are a myriad of new and unique experiences to be had. It is a friendly and open country, where one always feels welcome. There is always something exciting happening, with a new festival in town every month.
It is very easy to travel around Germany by train in order to see as much of the country as possible. As Germany is in the centre of Europe, it is also easy to visit other countries such as neighbouring Austria and the Czech Republic.
Staying for an extended period of time is a brilliant opportunity to improve your German and learn about a different culture.
Heidelberg itself is a very multi-cultural town thanks to the universities there.