With its over 3 million inhabitants, the cosmopolitan city of Berlin is a fantastic program site, and not just for adults - it also offers much for teens, with the Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, and the world-famous Reichstag all serving as witnesses to Germany’s history.
Program participants can enjoy the flair of the capital with a boat ride on the Spree, a visit to the Berlin Zoo, home to the greatest variety of species of any zoo on earth, or by simply and leisurely taking a stroll through the city.
The fascinating blend of cultures, the wealth of museums, some of the world’s most modern architecture and outstanding cultural events all justify Berlin’s reputation as a metropolis of superlatives and guarantee an unforgettable summer for program participants.
We will be guest at the Youth Guest House Berlin (“Jugendgaestehaus Berlin”) right in the very center of the city. The modern building is located directly behind the new main train station “Hauptbahnhof”, yet set in a green oasis, on a small and quiet side street, away from the hustle and noise of the city.
The Guest House is pleasantly colorful and offers high-quality rooms. Our classes will be held in the very same building where the students are accommodated, in modern, bright, up-to-date classrooms.
All the famous sights of Berlin are located within easy reach of the guest house, such as the Government district, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg gate (symbol of the reunification of the two Germanies) and the Spree River, but also the hidden treasures of the city, its boutiques, flee markets, museums, sidewalk cafes and typical Berlin boroughs.
Our students live in the Youth Guest House in Berlin. Due to its central, yet quiet location it is the perfect place to spend a summer.
All rooms are very high quality, bright and modern, and have shower and bathroom facilities. Either 2 or 4 students always share a room. When choosing roommates we are very careful to select people of similar age and similar German knowledge, but with different native languages, to encourage them to practice their German with each other. Male and female students live on different floors or wings of the residence.
We provide full board for our teenagers, which includes three main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as one snack per day.
Laundry service is offered to our students free of charge once a week.
Each day, our counselors organize a varied program with sports, games and/or cultural activities for time after class. The variety of offerings are already included in the course fee and our staff will encourage all students to participate, while guaranteeing reliable round-the-clock supervision seven days a week.
The city of Berlin, of course, provides wonderful opportunities to explore, discover and spend a fun summer: the vast array of sights and museums, and the hustle and bustle of Germany’s biggest city can be counterbalanced with quiet times on the beaches along the Spree River or in the Berlin Zoo.
The Guest House, too, offers a quiet oasis to relax after a strenuous afternoon in town, either in the common room or in the comfortably lobby and especially in the spacious garden. A computer, TV room, foosball table and table tennis are also at our students’ disposition.
Every Saturday, we will take our course participants on full-day excursions, e.g. to Potsdam, Dresden and the famous Lake Wannsee; during the week we will also organize interesting half-day trips to sights in the area.
* not included in the course fee
Every Saturday, our counselors 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, e.g.:
The famous capital of Saxony in the east of Germany, with its world renowned “Zwinger Palace” and the city’s eclectic opera house “Semperoper”, as well as the recently restored “Frauenkirche”, which had been destroyed in World War II and had been kept in ruins as a war memorial
This city is called one of the most beautiful cities of Germany, and is famous for Sanssouci Palace and Parks, the former summer residence of the Prussian King Frederick the Great, and is now the country’s greatest World Heritage Site
Both lakes are located on the river Havel and are separated only by the Wannsee Bridge. They are the number-one bathing and recreation spot for Berlin, and the Strandbad Wannsee, an open-air lido, features one of the longest inland beaches in Europe.
In addition to the full-day excursions on Saturday, every Wednesday our students will be offered half-day excursions to sights within the region, or to interesting locations in Berlin itself.
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 Berlin Main Station.
If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for them for a fee. The airports from and to which transfers can be arranged are Berlin Tegel and Berlin Schönefeld. Fees will be doubled for transfers on other days than the official days of arrival and departure.