Monthly Archives: November 2014

Das war so ein schöner Tag!

We hope that you had as much fun at the 2014 Oktoberfest for Teens as we did!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation – we loved seeing your smiling faces throughout the day!

Band at OFTWe yodelled along with Heidi…

Heidi at OFT… and watched in awe as the bell-ringers played some all-time favourites.

Alpenrosen at OFT

This year we also had a new feature – the Goethe tent – filled with lots of fun German-filled activities from our friends from the Goethe Institut in Sydney!!

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One of the highlights of this year’s event was the visit from Ludwig Leichhardt, the great-great-great-nephew of Ludwig Leichhardt, the famous German explorer (pictured below with Professor Michael Schütz, the German Honorary Consulate in Brisbane and Paula Hay and Louise Moeller, your Oktoberfest for Teens organisers).

14_16Th_TU_07A special Leichhardt Forum gave students the opportunity to ask Ludwig questions about his ancestor and find out lots of interesting family insights. Another exciting moment within this Forum was the official launch of the world’s first Leichhardt mobile app. which was created by very enthusiastic students from John Paul College with the support of their teacher, Amanda Kuhnemann. Professor Michael Schütz was presented with a USB containing the software from the students. and this app. should be available in early 2015. More photos and details on the app. and the launch can be found here.

Whilst we have said goodbye for now, we’ll be working very hard throughout the year for Oktoberfest for Teens 2015.

Bis zum nächsten Jahr! 🙂

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