Bad Schussenried

ages 10-13 · A1-C2

Bad Schussenried is a historic monastery town with 8,500 inhabitants located in the beautiful, idyllic hill country between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers. Our school is housed in a modern complex nestled between a lovely park and an extensive outdoor recreation area. Students can walk to downtown Bad Schussenried in about five minutes.

The school

As a boarding school, our program center combines classrooms, leisure facilities and student dorm rooms on one site. With space for up to 300 students from all over the world, Bad Schussenried is Germany’s largest boarding school for studying German as a foreign language. The school is open year-round and has an incredible infrastructure that allows children and teenagers alike to pursue countless athletic and recreational activities, both indoors and outdoors.


Our students stay in twin rooms directly on campus. All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, as well as a balcony.

With this 360° panoramic image you get a first impression of the rooms in Bad Schussenried (Building 2).

Room in Bad Schussenried – Spherical Image/360° Panorama Humboldt-Institut Bad Schussenried twin room (Building 2)

We carefully choose the students who will share a room with each other. We take care to match roommates who have a comparable German language level and are of similar age, yet speak different native languages. This way we encourage them to speak and practice German with each other outside of the classroom. Boys and girls are housed separately.

Our students receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Laundry service is offered daily to all students free of charge for their personal laundry. Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly.

Leisure time

Bad Schussenried has many sports facilities for young athletes. In addition to a large sports hall, the school features a large indoor swimming pool with sauna and a climbing wall, as well as adjacent indoor tennis courts. Outside we have lawns, sports fields, a lake for swimming and mountain bikes for rides through the magnificent surroundings.

Budding artists can give wings to their creativity in our arts and crafts rooms as well as in several workshops. Games and party rooms (with table football, pool and ping-pong tables) complete the varied range of options and guarantee an interesting leisure program.

Regardless of the weather, our students can always have fun during their leisure time. And our staff of counselors and facilitators will make sure that everyone will feel included, and that the vast array of activities they organize includes a great option for every student.

Some examples of leisure time activities:
Basketball, Handicrafts, Beachvolleyball, Billiards, Disco, Football, Barbecue, Climbing, Piano, Mountainbikes, Sauna, Swimming (ind0or pool), Swimming (lake), Sports hall, Tennis (indoor), Table football, Table tennis, Volleyball


Every Saturday, our staff members organize and accompany full-day excursions to attractive destinations. Every Wednesday, our students will have half-day excursions to sights and interesting towns within the region. The excursions and the entrance fees are already included in the course fee. Some of our offers include:

The Alps






Neuschwan- stein




Weekly schedule

Our sample schedule provides an overview of the daily structure at the Humboldt-Institut Bad Schussenried. The mentioned activities and excursions are examples. Please click here to download thesample schedule for Bad Schussenried.


We guarantee reliable around-the-clock supervision, both during the excursions as well as throughout the whole course. All students are expected to attend all classes, meals and scheduled activities and excursions.

„ There are lots of activities and the teachers are great!
Valeria, age 11


Zellerseeweg 11
88427 Bad Schussenried

German courses & fees

In Bad Schussenried the Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for children year-round. All courses are offered as a full package including accommodation, full board, daily activities and excursions.

Intensive course 25

25 lessons/week

890 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.020 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 16*, November 1*, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, Juni 21*, März 15, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, Juni 28, Februar 9, Juni 14*, Juli 5, Juli 26*, Juli 19*, Juli 12, Januar 5, Januar 26*, Januar 12*, August 2, Februar 23*, Dezember 6*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 20*, August 9*, August 23*, September 6

Starting dates:

Februar 15*, Februar 29*, Februar 8*, Januar 11*, Januar 26*, Januar 4, März 15, März 22*, März 29*

* not for total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week

2.085 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche

Starting dates:

One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

2.355 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche

Starting dates:

One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week

2.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche

Starting dates:


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What is included:

All courses include all lessons, course materials, housing accommodations, full board, 24-hour supervision, daily activity program, weekly excursions (including entrance fees), laundry service and a certificate.

Arrival and departure

Our day of arrival is the Sunday before the course starts and the departure day is the Saturday after the end of the course.

By car

The school is located a few minutes from the town center with own parking lots.

Railway station

We will pick up our students from the Bad Schussenried railway station free of charge.

Airport transfer

We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to the following airports: Zurich (ZRH), Munich (MUC), Memmingen (FMM) and Friedrichshafen (FDH).

Airport Friedrichshafen (FDH)

55 EUR
(per person and way)

Airport Memmingen (FMM)

55 EUR
(per person and way)

Airport Zurich (ZRH)

120 EUR
(per person and way)

Airport Munich (MUC)

150 EUR
(per person and way)


Discover the two course centers for children and teenagers in Bad Schussenried and Lindenberg in this video. Enjoy watching!

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