German Courses in Bad Schussenried
ages 10-13 & 14-17 · A1-C2
Learn German in idyllic surroundings
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.
Bad Schussenried can be reached easily and safely from Munich airport and Zurich airport with the Humboldt transfer service.
The language school for German courses in Bad Schussenried
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.
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.
We serve three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the school’s dining room. Our kitchen staff offers a varied and healthy diet and cooks all meals fresh every day. A fruit basket is available throughout the day.
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.
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German Courses & Prices
In Bad Schussenried, the Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for children and teenagers all year round.
For children in the age group 10-13 years, the intensive course 25 is offered. For teenagers in the age group 14-17 years, the intensive course 30 is offered. The digits indicate the number of lessons per week in each course. Complementary, one-to-one intensive courses with 25, 30 or 40 lessons per week are available.
All courses are offered as a full package including accommodation, full board, daily activities and excursions.
For more information on the language courses offered, please see the overview page German courses for children and teenagers.
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.
What is my level of German? With our online placement test, you can determine your German level before the course. However, the online test does not replace the on-site placement test.
In addition to the courses, telc exams from A1 Junior to B2 are also offered at the Humboldt-Institut in Bad Schussenried. This allows students to prove their German language skills with recognized exams.
|A1 German course||prepares for||telc Deutsch A1 or telc Deutsch A1 Junior|
|A2 German course||prepares for||telc Deutsch A2 Schule|
|B1 German course||prepares for||telc Deutsch B1 Schule|
|B2 German course||prepares for||telc Deutsch B2|
More information about the different exams can be found in the exam overview.
Good to Know
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 (indoor 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:
During the excursions, we try to combine a cultural program item such as an age-appropriate museum tour or city rally with free time so that the students have the opportunity to explore the city on their own.
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.
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.
88427 Bad Schussenried
The school is located a few minutes from the town center with own parking lots.
We will pick up our students from the Bad Schussenried railway station free of charge.
We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to the following airports: Munich, Zurich, Memmingen and Friedrichshafen:
|Munich (MUC)||175 €||350 €|
|Zurich (ZRH)||150 €||300 €|
|Friedrichshafen (FDH)||70 €||140 €|
|Memmingen (FMM)||70 €||140 €|
An additional fee of EUR 40 applies for students who are booked as unaccompanied minor (UM) on their departure flight.
Our sample schedule provides an overview of the daily structure at the Humboldt-Institut Bad Schussenried. The mentioned activities and excursions are examples:
Participation in the leisure program and excursions is compulsory for the students.
Mix of nationalities
Every year we welcome students from many different countries and from all continents. This balanced mix ensures an international atmosphere in our house in Bad Schussenried. Last year the distribution was as follows:
there were participants from 57 nations in our courses.
In the summer
there were participants from 57 nations in our courses.
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Interviews and articles on the blog
Here you can find articles from the Humboldt blog about our language school in Bad Schussenried, the language courses and of course our international students. Enjoy reading!