When planning a trip, you need to understand vocabulary and phrases related to tourist information.
Hilfsvokabeln– Helpful vocabulary
Have a look at this tourist leaflet about an area in Germany known as der Spreewald:
Match the relevant words in the tourist leaflet to the following bullets:
wo – where
Landschaft – landscape
regionale Spezialität – regional speciality
für Naturfreunde – for nature lovers
für Sportfreunde – for sport lovers
für Kulturfans – for culture lovers
Blausee bietet dem Touristen viel an. – Blausee offers a lot to the tourist.
Translate the information below for a leaflet about Blausee – a small lake situated in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.
Der Spreewald is an area in the east of Germany, situated mainly along the River Spree. The area begins south-east of Berlin and extends as far as the Polish border near Cottbus.
Its main town is Lübbenau.
Known as der Grüne Venedig – Green Venice – Spreewald is as famous for its waterways as it is for its gherkins – Gurken.
Tourism is the main industry in the area, which has been designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Many of the 50,000 inhabitants are descendants of the Slavic tribes who first settled there.
They have preserved their traditional tongue, which is related to both Czech and Polish, and officially recognised as a minority language in Germany.
Slavic customs are still observed and many people still wear traditional dress.