The historic monastery town Bad Schussenried is nestled in the beautiful, idyllic hill country between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers. Known as much for its spas, therapeutic peat pulp baths and the natural beauty of its surroundings as it is for its cultural monuments, this attractive resort in the heart of the Upper Swabian region is an ideal starting point for a wide variety of excursions.
Our school is housed in a modern building complex on the edge of a magnificant park. The city center of Bad Schussenried lies within walking distance of approx. 5 minutes. The course center is a residential school, i.e. the classrooms are located within the same building complex as the student dormitories.
Providing space where up to 300 students from all over the world can live and study makes Bad Schussenried Germany's largest boarding school for studying German as a foreign language. The school's rooms meet the highest standards, as does its incredible infrastructure: in addition to pursuing traditional athletic and recreational activities, students can also take advantage of a large indoor swimming pool, indoor tennis facility and a climbing wall.
Our students stay on campus in the residences of our school in Bad Schussenried. All rooms are two bed rooms and all have their own balcony with a very nice view, either of the school's own park or of the city center of Bad Schussenried. The rooms all have en suite facilities and enjoy the same high quality of furniture, which is modern, practical and at the same time friendly (wood) and functional.
We make sure that students are separated in the residence by age (juniors 10-14 years of age and teenagers 14-17 years of age) as well as by gender. We also always try to place people of the same German language level, yet of different mother tongues together in a room, so that they will be encouraged to practice their German with each other.
We provide full board for our students, which includes three main meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Additionally, fruits are available any time. Laundry service is offered to our students free of charge once a week.
Our school in Bad Schussenried impresses our students with its fantastic recreational infrastructure.
Young athletes will find many sports facilities like a huge outdoor playing field and lawns, a gymnasium for soccer, volleyball, basketball, handball, badminton, as well as a large indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and mountain bikes for long rides through the magnificent surroundings. A miniature golf course and an indoor tennis court are situated just next to the school.
Budding artists can give wings to their creativity in our arts and crafts rooms and workshops for such activities as window painting, silk painting, tie dye, woodwork and soap stone carving, while at the same time games and party rooms (including pool, foosball and ping-pong tables, darts etc.) guarantee an interesting and diverse leisure program.
Facilities also include an Internet room, a large barbecue area with a grill, a sunbathing area and an indoor climbing wall.
Regardless of the weather, our students can always have fun after class. And our full time staff of counselors and facilitators will make sure that everyone will feel integrated, and that the vast array of activities they organize includes a great option for every student.
The town of Bad Schussenried offers additional sports and recreational opportunities, such as hiking, an outdoor swimming pool just next to the residence, a number of tennis courts, etc. It is also the ideal starting point for excursions, as it lies in the heart of the Upper Swabian region. On weekends, we also organize day trips to famous destinations such as Munich and Stuttgart, Augsburg, Constance, and the world-famous castles of King Ludwig II (Neuschwanstein and Linderhof).
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Reliable, round-the-clock supervision is guaranteed seven days a week by our female and male staff.
Every Saturday, our staff members organize and accompany full-day excursions. These events and the entrance fees are included in the course fee. We offer our students a great variety of trips to interesting cities like:
The world-famous Bavarian capital on the Isar river, with its amazing array of museums, sights and shopping opportunities
The so-called “cradle of the automobile”, where the Mercedes-Benz was invented and where Porsche and Maybach now have plants as well
On a tour through the 2,000-year-old city, the diversity is striking. Be fascinated by the stately Renaissance houses, magnificent churches, streets and artisanry quarter
An old Roman town in a gorgeous mountain setting and located in the southernmost holiday region of Germany, which makes history vivid and tangible
Excursions are also available to other local attractions and towns around Lake Constance (Meersburg, Constance, and Insel Mainau – the beautiful “Island of Flowers”), and even to such interesting places as the famous Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles of King Ludwig II in Fuessen.
Every Wednesday, our students will have smaller half-day excursions to sights within the region and to many local towns of cultural or scenic interest like Ravensburg, Biberach, or Bad Buchau.
Wherever we take our course participants, we guarantee reliable supervision during the trip.
We will gladly pick up our students from the closest railway station free of charge. The name of that station is Bad Schussenried.
If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for them for a fee. Airports from and to which transfers can be arranged are: Zurich, Munich, Memmingen and Friedrichshafen.