Until June 8, 2024, Bad Schussenried is available for groups only. Courses for individual students take place in Lindenberg until further notice.
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.

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Age group

Teenagers and children

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Course types

Intensive courses

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German levels

Beginners to advanced learners

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Class size

Ø11

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Accommodation types

In residence

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Course dates

Open year-round

Accommodation

Our students stay in twin rooms and few triple 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
1.350 €/week (2+ weeks) and 1.100 €/week (10+ weeks)

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 22, Dezember 29, Dezember 8, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, September 15, September 29, September 8

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

August 4, Juli 7, Juni 30, November 17, Oktober 13, September 8


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 16, Februar 9, Januar 12, Januar 26, Januar 5, März 16, März 2, März 23

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 9, Januar 5, März 16


All prices plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2024 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
2+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board
1.350 €/week (2+ weeks) and 1.100 €/week (10+ weeks)

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 22, Dezember 29, Dezember 8, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, September 15, September 29, September 8

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

August 4, Juli 7, Juni 30, November 17, Oktober 13, September 8


All starting dates 2025:

Februar 16, Februar 9, Januar 12, Januar 26, Januar 5, März 16, März 2, März 23

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:

Februar 9, Januar 5, März 16


All prices plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2024 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
2.585 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 15, Dezember 22, Dezember 29, Dezember 8, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, November 10, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, Oktober 6, September 1, September 15, September 22, September 29, September 8

All starting dates 2025:

One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
2.950 € /week

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 15, Dezember 22, Dezember 29, Dezember 8, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, November 10, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, Oktober 6, September 1, September 15, September 22, September 29, September 8

All starting dates 2025:

One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
3.685 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates 2024:

August 11, August 18, August 25, August 4, Dezember 1, Dezember 15, Dezember 22, Dezember 29, Dezember 8, Juli 14, Juli 21, Juli 28, Juli 7, Juni 16, Juni 23, Juni 30, Juni 9, November 10, November 17, November 24, November 3, Oktober 13, Oktober 20, Oktober 27, Oktober 6, September 1, September 15, September 22, September 29, September 8

All starting dates 2025:

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:

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.

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) 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.

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 the distribution was as follows:

18%

17%

8%

7%

6%

5%

5%

34%

Year-round

there were participants from 62 nations in our courses.

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News and reports

D. J.
D. J.
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War eine super tolle Jugendherberge die ich immer besuchen würde danke. Alles ganz lieb und korrekt. Essen war OK
Özlem Tuncay
Özlem Tuncay
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Ich war mit meinen Kindern über die Weihnachtsfeiertage dort bei einer privaten Veranstaltung. Das Personal ist sehr... freundlich. Wir haben uns rund um wohl gefühlt. Es gab viele Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten wie Tischtennis Billard schwimmen oder Turnhalle. Große geräumige Zimmer mit Balkon war auch sehr schön. Das Essen hat immer gut und lecker geschmeckt und war abwechslungsreich. Vor allem hat mir das Salat Buffet sehr geschmeckt. Vielen Dank für die tolle Betreuung.read more
randomstopmos
randomstopmos
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War wirklich eine sehr schöne Einrichtung, der Ort draußen auch sehr schön..genau wie die Zimmer und die 3 Mahlzeiten... täglich..sehr gut und sehr lecker.Gerne wiederread more
Enrico Sakfoun
Enrico Sakfoun
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Das Ambiente ist einladend und entspannend zugleich. Die Einrichtung ist geschmackvoll und die Liebe zum Detail ist... offensichtlich.Alles in allem war mein Aufenthalt im Gästehaus wirklich erstklassig und ich freue mich schon darauf, bald wieder bei Ihnen zu übernachten. Nochmals vielen Dank für Ihre herausragende Gastfreundschaft.read more
Omar Sam
Omar Sam
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Wir haben uns in der Humboldt-Institutin Bad Schussenried sehr wohlgefühlt. Die Zimmer waren sauber und gepflegt, das... Essen im Restaurant war sehr lecker und das Personal war sehr freundlich und aufmerksamread more
Ein wunderschöner Ort, gut ausgestattet, Schwimmbad, Turnhalle, Tennishalle, Seminarräume, Kino, Bühne ... Alles was... man für eine gelungenes Event braucht :)Das Personal war sehr höflich, und kompetent und bei Bedarf auch sehr kooperativ.Die Küche hat extra auf halal Fleisch geachtet und das Essen hat sogar unsere hohe Erwartung übertroffenWirklich ein Ort der Interkulturalität im wahrsten Sinne des WortesDanke, dass es euch gibt 🙂read more
Toller Service, gepflegte Einrichtung, schöne Lage. Das ganze Team hat sich sehr bemüht, wir kommen gerne... wieder!Danke an das ganze Team.read more
Nuria Nunu
Nuria Nunu
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Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit vor Ort! Von der Rezeption bis hin zu Küche waren alle Mitarbeiter sehr nett und haben... unseren Aufenthalt sehr angenehm gestaltet. Uns hat das Essen auch sehr gut geschmeckt und wir waren von der Zimmergrösse und den Verstaumöglichkeiten im Zimmer sehr begeistert.Wir danken dem Team und freuen uns auf einen weiteren Besuch!read more
Samir Zaidoun
Samir Zaidoun
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Hervorragende Anlage, nettes Personal, sehr familienfreundlich.Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen
Ines Peters
Ines Peters
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Liebes Humboldt-Institut-Team,für unseren 5 tägigen Aufenthalt mit einer Gruppe von ca 300 Erwachsenen und Kindern... muslimischer Familien möchte ich mich im Namen aller und insbesondere im Namen unseres internen Orga-Team von ganzen Herzen bedanken. Schon im Vorfeld waren wir absolut begeistert von Ihrer Kooperationsbereitschaft auf unsere individuellen Wünsche und Bedürfnisse einzugehen. Einen ganz besonderen Dank an dieser Stelle auch an das gesamte Küche-Team. Wir haben ausschließlich positive Rückmeldungen unserer Camp-Teilnehmer erhalten. Ihr Institut bietet zahlreiche Möglichkeiten. Die Räumlichkeiten sind vielfältig, die Zimmer (mit eigenem Bad!) komfortabel und sauber und die vorhandene Technik vor Ort mordern. Absolutes Highlight für unsere kleinen und großen Camp-Teilnehmer war das interne Schwimmbad. Wir bedanken uns für die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft aller Mitarbeiter des Humboldt-Instituts und empfehlen Ihr Institut wärmsten weiter.Das Ummati-Family-Campread more
Amina A.
Amina A.
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Wir haben uns hier sehr wohlgefühlt. Tolles so leckeres Essen. Und sind so auf unsere Bedürfnisse eingegangen. Sehr... gerne wiederread more
Hü Öz
Hü Öz
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Für die private Organisation hat sich das gesamte Team von der Küche bis Rezeption sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben und auf... die Bedürfnisse der Veranstalter und Gäste super eingegangen. Vielen Dank für die tollen 5 Tage.read more
MEHTAP KARAKOC
MEHTAP KARAKOC
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Dear Humboldt family,My daughter Nazenin participated in the summer school program in Bad Schussenreid between 2-22... July. She returned with lots of good friendships and many memories that are still talked about :)I really want to thank your school, your teachers and kind "betreuers" (especially their fav betreuer Raul). Your school staff made our children feel at home and were available whenever they needed help.My daughter is already counting the days for next summer, even this time for longer.As you know, it is very valuable for us families to know that their children are happy. So thank you so much again and again 🙏🏻read more
Cäcilia Faller
Cäcilia Faller
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Debora Costa
Debora Costa
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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
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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
Adolfo
Adolfo
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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.
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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
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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
Ramon Conejero
Ramon Conejero
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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
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.
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Peter Kowalski
Peter Kowalski
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Położone w pobliżu jeziora i lasu zadbanetanie noclegi dobre jedzenie polecam wszystkim grupom wiekowym Kowalski... 🥰read more
Yigitcan
Yigitcan
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In Summer 2016 I was there. Everything was fine. Woah I miss those old days..
Gábor Melis
Gábor Melis
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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
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
Quang Sang Pham
Quang Sang Pham
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Angelika Otte
Angelika Otte
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Daria Tsukanova
Daria Tsukanova
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Обучение на высшем уровне, но еда хромает так же, как некоторые правила учреждения
Jonghyoun Choi
Jonghyoun Choi
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Alexander Hoppe
Alexander Hoppe
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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
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Bir Ke
Bir Ke
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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
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작은캥거루
작은캥거루
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