The courses will take place from September 4, 2022 to June 4, 2023 in Lindenberg.
Der „Campus am See“ in Bad Schussenried von oben
 

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.

Age group

Teenagers and children

Course types

Intensive courses

German levels

Beginners to advanced learners

Class size

Ø11

Accommodation types

In residence

Course dates

Open year-round

Accommodation

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.

I attended a super intensive course at Bad Schussenried last summer.
I absolutely loved it! I made great progress – and great friends!
George, age 16

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.

Intensive course 25

25 lessons/week
2+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board
1.080 €/week (2+ weeks) and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

April 10, April 17, April 24, April 3, August 14, August 21, August 7, Februar 20, Februar 27, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23, Januar 9, Juli 10, Juli 17, Juli 24, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12, Juni 19, Juni 26, Juni 5, Mai 22, Mai 29, Mai 8, März 13, März 20

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 17, Februar 6, Januar 2, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 26, Mai 22, März 13


All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

Starting dates for total beginners:

Juli 2, Juli 30, Juni 25


All prices plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
2+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board
1.080 €/week (2+ weeks) and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

April 10, April 17, April 24, April 3, August 14, August 21, August 7, Februar 20, Februar 27, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23, Januar 9, Juli 10, Juli 17, Juli 24, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12, Juni 19, Juni 26, Juni 5, Mai 22, Mai 29, Mai 8, März 13, März 20

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 17, Februar 6, Januar 2, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 26, Mai 22, März 13


All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

Starting dates for total beginners:

Juli 2, Juli 30, Juni 25


All prices plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
2.230 €/week

2023:
2.450 €/week


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

August 14, August 21, August 28

All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 27, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
2.550 €/week

2023:
2.805 €/week


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

August 14, August 21, August 28

All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 27, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
3.200 €/week

2023:
3.520 €/week


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

August 14, August 21, August 28

All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 27, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

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.

Exams

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.

German Course Exam
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

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 (indoor pool), Swimming (lake), Sports hall, Tennis (indoor), Table football, Table tennis, Volleyball

Excursions

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:

Supervision

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.

Zellerseeweg 11
88427 Bad Schussenried
info@humboldt-institut.org

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: Munich, Zurich, Memmingen and Friedrichshafen:

  one-way round-trip
Munich (MUC) 170 € 340 €
Zurich (ZRH) 130 € 260 €
Friedrichshafen (FDH) 55 € 110 €
Memmingen (FMM) 60 € 120 €

An additional fee of EUR 35 applies for students who are booked as unaccompanied minor (UM) on their departure flight.

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:

Sample schedule for Bad Schussenried.

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 (2019) the distribution was as follows:

16%

12%

12%

7%

6%

4%

43%

Year-round

there were participants from 61 nations in our courses.

14%

11%

9%

9%

7%

7%

6%

37%

In the summer

there were participants from 53 nations in our courses.

News and reports

Janet Lynn
Janet Lynn
21:44 15 Nov 22
Waren als Gruppe dort, es gibt Einzelzimmer für einen günstigen Preis mit Vollpension. Die Speisen sind hervorragend,... da gibt es nichts zu meckern. Die Mitarbeiter bemühen sich sehr, daß es den Gästen gefällt und gut geht. Danke an alle Mitarbeiter !!!! Das Hallenbad musste wegen Energiekrise etwas abgesenkt werden, aber man kann schön schwimmen und man muß ja auch nicht stundenlang im Schwimmbecken bleiben. Es ist sauber, klar, es ist kein 5 * Hotel, aber schön und sauber. Kommen über Silvester wieder mit einer Gruppe dorthin und freuen uns schon. Ich kann es nur gut weiterempfehlenread more
Debora Costa
Debora Costa
11:35 22 Sep 22
O Estevão gostou de tudo! Da rotina, das aulas, dos professores, das atividades, dos passeios, da comida, da interação... com crianças de outros países... Mas do que ele mais gostou foi da rotina, que organizou toda a programação proporcionando tranquilidade e segurança e equilíbrio entre os compromissos e o lazer. Parabéns e muito obrigado!read more
Paula Paetzhold
Paula Paetzhold
12:08 21 Sep 22
Nun sind wir nach zwei Wochen im Humboldt Institut Bad Schussenried zurück in Brasilien und möchten uns sehr gerne für... dieses ausgezeichnete Erlebnis bedanken. Unsere Gruppe hatte eine unvergessliche Erfahrung im HI. Die Kinder haben sich wie zu Hause gefühlt. Sowohl die Betreuer als auch die Lehrer und das weitere Personal haben uns sehr gut aufgenommen. Die Ausflüge waren fantastisch, das Essen sehr lecker, der Unterricht hat unseren Erwartungen entsprochen. Alle haben von dieser Reise profitiert. Wir freuen uns schon auf ein Wiedersehen im nächsten Jahr! Bis dann 😊read more
Celso de Carvalho
Celso de Carvalho
19:49 16 Sep 22
Adolfo
Adolfo
18:13 05 Sep 22
Esperienza estremamente positiva, si studia e si ripassa in modo efficace, con attività extra interessanti e... divertenti. Consiglio sicuramente. 👍👍👍read more
Elisabetta T.
Elisabetta T.
10:47 01 Aug 22
Nostra figlia di 12 anni ha appena passato due settimane presso l'Humboldt Institut di Bad Schussenried ed è stata per... lei un'esperienza bellissima.Gli spazi sono ampi, immersi nel verde e i ragazzi possono esplorare la struttura in completa sicurezza. Molto buoni i corsi di tedesco tenuti d insegnanti qualificati, ben strutturate e ricche le attività pomeridiane, dal gioco allo sport, sempre fatte sotto la supervisione del personale. Le stanze erano molto pulite, i pasti abbondanti e lei si è sempre sentita serena e a suo agio. La sera alle 21.30 la supervisor controllava che tutti fossero in camera pronti per andare a letto (chiaramente lei apparteneva al gruppo dei più giovani, i ragazzi più grandi avevano orari diversi). Le sono piaciute tantissimo anche le gite organizzate durante la settimana e il sabato. Meravigliosa l'opportunità di incontrare e confrontarsi con ragazzi da tutto il mondo. Ha chiesto di poter ripetere l'esperienza l'anno prossimo e non ne vede l'ora già da adesso.read more
Luminita Isuf
Luminita Isuf
08:55 26 Jul 22
Humboldt Institut does a great job in terms of education, etertainment and safety of children spending time there; they... are so professional in dealing with situations concerning kids and their issues in a camp.I feel very comfortable with knowing my kinds away from home for so many weeks when it comes to Humboldt.read more
Daniel Kotkovskyy
Daniel Kotkovskyy
23:04 08 Jul 22
Ramon Conejero
Ramon Conejero
17:41 01 Jul 22
Internado alemán donde niños de todo el mundo vienen a aprender el idioma con unas instalaciones espectaculares donde... no falta de nada desde pabellón hasta campo de fútbol natural, piscina cubierta, comedor y todo lo que se le pueda pedir a un edificio de este tipo es como un campus universitario. Tienen clases de alemán por la mañana y por las tardes tienen actividades como por ejemplo cocinar galletas fútbol piscina o alguna excursión a un sitio de los alrededores.read more
Alejandro Castaño
Alejandro Castaño
13:48 30 Jun 22
Great experience for our daughter! The logistic, facilities, food, and of course the course, were excellent. Our... daughter simply fell in love with the Institut. I totally recommend it for immersion courses.read more
Christian M.
Christian M.
18:58 20 Mar 22
Peter Kowalski
Peter Kowalski
15:48 08 Feb 22
Położone w pobliżu jeziora i lasu zadbanetanie noclegi dobre jedzenie polecam wszystkim grupom wiekowym Kowalski... 🥰read more
Yigitcan
Yigitcan
11:31 20 May 21
In Summer 2016 I was there. Everything was fine. Woah I miss those old days..
Gábor Melis
Gábor Melis
18:48 15 Mar 21
Sent our two kids here once. The school must be doing something right because both of them wanted to go back next year... and their German improved significantly. They've been going there every year since.read more
Atharva Nihalani
Atharva Nihalani
15:05 23 Feb 21
Jamie Schumacher
Jamie Schumacher
17:26 08 Sep 20
The lessons helped a lot, and you will learn a bunch of German from them. The breaks were well spaced and the lessons... were a good length; not too much to tire you out and not too little so you don’t learn anything. My supervisor and teacher were great, too.The activities were really fun. They did tons of things such as baking, water fights, Wii, sports and much more. They kept you occupied for pretty much the entire day and were very entertaining.I had a roommate for the first week, and was alone for the second half. I enjoyed both, however, having a roommate made it more fun for me (though you probably will mainly speak English with friends/roommates as most people there speak more English than German if you’re in the lower German groups).The class trips were okay, for me it was raining during mine so it wasn't the best, but it wasn't boring either.Also the corona hygiene precautions were pretty good, you had to wear a mask whenever not social distancing and were only allowed to interact with people in your group (unless very far away). You had to sanitise your hands often, and were not allowed to reuse the same glass.The food was fine, but not the best. The vegetarian food lacked a lot of protein and didn't taste great. From what I’ve heard from friends, the meat options weren’t brilliant either.Overall it was an amazing experience, I learned a lot and highly recommend it.read more
Alexandra Lupashko
Alexandra Lupashko
11:01 25 Jun 20
Quang Sang Pham
Quang Sang Pham
22:03 24 Mar 20
Marilena Galaterou
Marilena Galaterou
19:52 02 Feb 20
Angelika Otte
Angelika Otte
17:35 22 Jan 20
Daria Tsukanova
Daria Tsukanova
15:53 14 Jan 20
Обучение на высшем уровне, но еда хромает так же, как некоторые правила учреждения
Lavinia Bernasconi
Lavinia Bernasconi
10:38 11 Jan 20
Jonghyoun Choi
Jonghyoun Choi
18:24 16 Dec 19
Alexander Hoppe
Alexander Hoppe
19:23 03 Aug 19
I went here for a German cource in 2017, and have been going here every year since. I agree with other commenters that... the assistants and "councillors" were unable to help with anything that wasn't asked I German. However the lessons on the cource were very helpful for me. I had forgotten all my German when I was little, and this definatly kickstarted my passion again. The afternoon activities are good, and as they are all sign-up, you are not forced to do anything. I definitely recommend this to anybody who is an absolute beginner or have only just started German.read more
Elvis Çefa
Elvis Çefa
18:23 30 Jun 19
Theodor Adrian Buru
Theodor Adrian Buru
05:40 12 Jun 19
Bir Ke
Bir Ke
17:46 22 Apr 19
Im Institut gibt es geräumige Doppelzimmer mit WC/Dusche, die durch Aufzug erreichbar und behindertengerecht... eingerichtet sind. Das Essen ist reichhaltig, es gibt zweimal am Tag warmes Essen mit viel Salat-Auswahl und es wird extra gekocht für Allergiker.read more
muhlay muh
muhlay muh
19:55 14 Nov 18
작은캥거루
작은캥거루
12:48 06 Nov 18
Доволни сме изключително много от трите седмици, които нашият тринадесет годишен син прекара в езиковото училище.
Alexander Traykov
Alexander Traykov
08:17 25 Aug 18
Fabienne Günther
Fabienne Günther
14:49 21 Jun 18
Cinzia Airaghi
Cinzia Airaghi
14:45 16 Apr 18
Mine
Mine
21:14 02 Feb 18
Ich will im Summer nach Deutschland zu einem Deutschkurs. Empfehlen sie es? Antworten bitte!... 🙇‍♀️read more
Renato Correa
Renato Correa
01:08 04 Dec 17
Thomas Poittevin
Thomas Poittevin
07:35 28 Oct 17
sla Te
sla Te
16:20 07 Jul 17
Alp Can Elver
Alp Can Elver
14:44 19 Mar 17
Sofiia Feer
Sofiia Feer
15:39 21 Jan 17
Druck _
Druck _
15:49 29 Sep 16
Serap Kaya
Serap Kaya
20:16 27 Jan 16
Super
Bruno Ribeiro Araujo
Bruno Ribeiro Araujo
15:46 06 Jan 16
Juan Pablo Gaviria
Juan Pablo Gaviria
09:58 31 Aug 15
Super! Am besten in mein LebeThe best in my life
Gustavo Jimenez
Gustavo Jimenez
01:42 04 Jul 15
Eine gute schule
Aggy Games
Aggy Games
22:22 29 Mar 15
Daniela Kazakova
Daniela Kazakova
12:01 01 Nov 14
Daniel Lokshtein
Daniel Lokshtein
22:36 07 Jun 14
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