Welcome to our Homepage
and hotels listed on the following
pages are only a small selection of what
you can expect to be offered in Germany.
Hands is a project to allow
students to enjoy country life and practice
their knowledge of German in Family Hotels,
or Family Farms, and our latest offers
"Grandmothers Coffee Shop" & Vineyards.
Anne von Gleichen
is British born and bred, has
lived since 1951 in Germany.
Her Firm "von Gleichen Travel" has been running
since l978 as an outgoing Language Travel Consultancy -
since November l998 to be found in Regensburg.
Terre des Langues e.V. (www.terre-des-langues.de)
Anne von Gleichen
was asked by Spanish Colleagues
in the Autumn of l997 if she could offer Work
Experience on Farms or in Hotels. After establishing
a new firm called Working Holidays in Germany,
"Happy Hands" with a licence from the Labour
Office in Hessen (11362) the project took off with
Spanish students in January l998. Since starting
there have been students from Spain, England, Ireland
Italy, Finnland, Sweden, USA, Canada, New Zealand,
France, South Africa and Belgium.
The project is at present only for students coming
from the old EU
countries ( before 1st May 2004).
All other students, including the
new EU countries
( after the lst May 2004) need an exemption of the
work permit) we do not arrange this and the application
must be processed
in Bonn in October of the previous
year, with only a small chance of
the student being
successful. It may in 2007 get better.
USA, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa should
a second passport, either French, British or German.
We do not accept unemployed people receiving unemployment
money or stays for less than 6 weeks. Preferably
3- 6 months is ideal .
So - if this
appeals to you read on.
Working Holidays in Germany