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Landschaftliche Vielfalt

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German regions and landscapes, local traditions and the notion of Heimat are at the centre of this free course, Landschaftliche Vielfalt. You will describe images, make notes from a variety of sources, and write a short piece about the three-nations region around Lake Constance.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • speak or write about certain landscapes, regions and political structures in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • speak or write about views and definitions on the theme of Heimat
  • summarise information in your own words in the form of notes and short texts
  • analyse various texts in terms of their argument structure and rhetorical methods
  • make use of various online dictionaries.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 15 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 9th February 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Languages, German
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Landschaftliche Vielfalt


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This course is aimed at advanced learners of German, and is therefore taught in German. We do, however, offer other German courses on OpenLearn: Beginners’ German: Food and drink [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , Städte und Menschen and Lebenszyklen. There are also full Open University courses, including L193 Rundblick: beginners’ German, L130 Auftakt: intermediate German and L203 Motive: upper intermediate German, which are taught in English and German.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L313 Variationen: advanced German.

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