Student residence and classrooms for the sumer course in Berlin.

Learn German and discover Berlin!

The cosmopolitan city of Berlin with more than 3.5 million inhabitants has a lot to offer to teenagers. Program students can enjoy the flair of the capital with a boat ride on the Spree River, a visit to the Berlin Zoo — home to the greatest variety of species of any zoo on earth — or by simply taking a leisurely stroll through the city.

The Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, and the world-famous Reichstag all serve as witnesses to Germany’s eventful history.

The fascinating blend of different cultures, the modern architecture and the great variety of outstanding cultural events all justify Berlin’s reputation as a metropolis of superlatives and guarantee an unforgettable summer for our students. Learn more about our German language summer program in Berlin!

German summer courses for teenagers in Berlin

During the course, our international students stay in the centrally located youth hostel near Berlin Central Station. The house is tucked away in a quiet side street – a green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. German classes also take place in the youth hostel from Monday to Friday. Different language levels (A1-B2) and starting dates are offered for beginners and advanced learners.


Age group



Course types

Intensive courses


German levels

Beginners to advanced learners


Class size



Accommodation types



Course dates

In summer


Despite its very central location the guest house is a very quiet place and perfect to spend a summer. All rooms are very bright and modern, and have en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are shared by three to four students.

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 to all students free of charge once a week for their personal laundry. Sheets and linen will be provided and changed regularly. We ask you to bring your own towels for daily use.

I have been to the Humboldt-Institut already twice. My German skills have greatly improved.
Anastasiia, age 15

German summer courses & fees

In Berlin the Humboldt-Institut offers German summer courses for teenagers. Every week, from Monday to Friday, 30 lessons are taught in small classes. The lessons and the learning content are specially adapted to the age group of teenagers. Through varied forms of learning and a high proportion of speaking, our teachers motivate all students to actively participate in the lessons.

The summer courses in Berlin are offered as a complete package including accommodation, full board, daily leisure activities and excursions.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
3 or 6 weeks · incl. accommodation and full board
1.470 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

All starting dates 2024:

Juli 21, Juni 30

Starting dates for total beginners 2024:

Juni 30

All starting dates 2025:

Starting dates for total beginners 2025:


What is included?

All courses include all lessons, course materials, accommodation, 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.

Good to know

Leisure time

All the famous sights of Berlin, such as the government district, the Reichstag (where the German Parliament is housed), the Brandenburg Gate (symbol of the reunification of the two Germanys) and the Spree River, but also the hidden treasures of the city, its boutiques, flea markets, museums, sidewalk cafes and typical Berlin boroughs, are located within easy reach of the guest house.

After a strenuous afternoon in town, our students can relax in the guest house’s common room. Internet access, a TV room, pool tables and table football are also available for our students’ use.

Activity program

Every day we offer an attractive and varied activity program with sports, games or cultural events for the leisure time after class. Our staff will encourage and motivate students to participate in the activities. This leisure program is included in the tuition fees.

The following leisure activities are offered:

Handicrafts, Beachvolleyball, Board games, Football, Museums, Visit of the Reichstag, Swimming, City tour


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:

Weekly schedule

Our sample schedule provides an overview of the daily structure at the Humboldt-Institut summer course Berlin-Teenager. The mentioned activities and excursions are examples and every week will be different. Please click here to download the sample schedule for Berlin-Teenager.

Participation in the leisure program and excursions is compulsory for the students.


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.

German courses in Berlin for adults

In addition to the summer courses for teenagers, the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin-Mitte offers intensive courses for adults aged 18 and older all year round. The intensive German courses can be booked with accommodation as well. More information about our language school on our Berlin-Mitte page

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.

c/o Jugendgästehaus Hauptbahnhof
Lehrter Str. 68
10557 Berlin

Arrival by car
For students arriving by car, the course center is located at Seydlitzstraße 20.

Railway station
We will pick up our students from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station free of charge.

Airport transfer
We can arrange a transfer service for a fee of EUR 70 from or to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

An additional fee of EUR 40 applies for students who are booked as unaccompanied minor (UM) on their departure flight.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Berlin!

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