The Humboldt-Institut is very happy to announce the Humboldt Advent Calendar’s eleventh season with a chance to win a two-week German language course every week! Starting on December 1, each day a new door of our Advent Calendar opens up. The last door opens on December 21.
If all boxes are filled out correctly you will receive a confirmation and automatically enter the draw of the prizes of the respective week.
Win a two-week German course at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance / Berlin-Mitte (for students aged 18+), at the Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg (ages 13 – 17) or at the Humboldt-Institut Bad Schussenried (ages 10 – 17)!
The prize includes:
Win a Humboldt-Institut polo shirt!
Win a Humboldt water bottle!
* The prize can only be redeemed between January 1, 2024 and June 1, 2024 or between August 25, 2024 and January 3, 2025. If the prize is not redeemed during the above stated periods of time, the right to claim the prize expires. Traveling expenses or potential personal expenses are not included in the prize.
The 2nd and 3rd prizes are shipped by mail. Shipping is only possible if we receive the winner’s full mailing address. The 2nd and 3rd prize must be redeemed until March 31, 2024. If the prize is not redeemed until March 31, 2024, the right to claim the prize expires.
The prize is personalized to the winner and it is not possible to transfer it to a third party.
The participation in the online competition „Humboldt Advent Calendar 2023“ is based on the following conditions of participation:
The online competition „Humboldt Advent Calendar 2023“ is being held by
Humboldt-Institut – Verein fuer Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.
Telephone: +49 (0)7522 988 0
Participants in the competition must be natural persons and 10 years or older at the time of entry. If the participant has limited legal capacity his participation requires the consent of his legal representative. The competition is not open to employees of the Humboldt-Institut.
The participation in the competition is possible every day between December 1 and December 21, 2023. Only one entry per day and person is accepted. To be included in the draw of the weekly prizes, participants have to answer questions or take part in a certain activity and submit their answers together with a completed online form to the Humboldt-Institut by electronic means.
The participation in the competition is free of charge.
The weekly prize winners will be drawn among those participants in the respective weeks who answered the questions of the competition correctly and/or took part in the activities. The Humboldt-Institut will inform the winners of a weekly prize by email within three business days after the weekly draw.
If a prize is shipped the Humboldt-Institut bears the shipping costs. Picking up a prize personally is not possible.
Among all participants who answered the questions of the competition correctly and/or took part in the activities in the respective week the following weekly prizes are drawn:
Week 1: December 1 – December 7, 2023 (draw on December 8, 2023)
Week 2: December 8 – December 14, 2023 (draw on December 15, 2023)
Week 3: December 15 – December 21, 2023 (draw on December 22, 2023)
1st prize: A two-week German course in Constance or Berlin-Mitte (for students aged 18 and older), in Lindenberg (ages 13 to 17) or in Bad Schussenried (ages 10 to 17) including free transfer to and from the respective course centers. The free transfer is limited to those airports or railway stations offered for the respective course centers.
The redemption of this prize is subject to the following restrictions. The prize can only be redeemed:
a) between January 1, 2024 and June 1, 2024 or between August 25, 2024 and January 3, 2025 in Constance or Berlin-Mitte (for students aged 18 and older), in Lindenberg (ages 13 to 17) or in Bad Schussenried (ages 10 to 17). A combination of different course centers is not possible.
b) in regular intensive courses of the Humboldt-Institut, i.e. one-to-one courses or special courses (e. g. school transition courses) are excluded from winnings.
c) If the prize is not redeemed until 31.12.2024, the right to claim the prize expires.
d) Traveling expenses or potential personal expenses are not included in the prize.
The service description of the German course corresponds to the descriptions in the 2024 Humboldt-Institut Dates & Fees.
2nd prize: A Humboldt-Institut polo shirt
3rd prize: A Humboldt water bottle
The Humboldt-Institut e.V. reserves its right to modify or cancel the online competition at all times without giving advance notice and without any expressed reason.
The Humboldt-Institut’s decision is final, and no correspondence on any matter will be entered into.
The Humboldt-Institut does not hold liability for loss or damages of any prize awarded.
The Humboldt-Institut accepts liability for direct personal injury by intent or gross negligence. The Humboldt-Institut does not hold liability for injuries or damages resulting from slight negligence or in case of non-fulfillment of obligations under contract resulting from force majeure.
The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany apply.
By entering the competition participants agree that the Humboldt-Institut e.V. will collect, save and use personal data (e.g. name, address, email address and native country) for the purpose of the competition. No personal data will be passed on to a third party. Four weeks after the end of the competition the personal data of the competition participants will be deleted.
Participants ensure that the data (especially name, age, address, email address) they submit to register for the competition is correct. Participants agree that their full name and their home country is published on www.humboldt-institut.org, www.facebook.com/humboldt.institut and www.instagram.com/humboldtinstitutev in case of winning.
Participants have the right to claim information concerning the storage of their personal data. Information will be granted by the Humboldt-Institut e.V. (email: email@example.com).Participants can revoke their consent at any time in a written form. The revocation must be sent to:
Humboldt-Institut – Verein für Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.
If participants revoke their consent to save their personal data all collected and saved data will be deleted.
Place of performance is the Humboldt-Institut’s address of record.
No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize. Prizes are not transferable to a third party. Prize winners have to bear possible expenses in connection with the redemption of a prize (e.g. traveling costs, personal expenses) themselves.
Should individual terms of this agreement be ineffective or lose their effectiveness due to later circumstances or should a loophole emerge in this agreement, the legal effectiveness of the other provisions is not affected. The invalid contractual provision shall be replaced or the loophole filled by an appropriate provision which comes as close as possible to what the parties to the agreement would have wanted, had they considered the point.