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Learn German and explore the Alps!

Mountains so close you can almost touch them: located in the middle of the Allgäu region – a popular holiday destination – our new course location is ideal for day trips to the peaks of the Allgäu Alps, to Lake Constance and to the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle. The neighboring countries of Austria and Switzerland are a short trip from the school, as is the Munich metropolitan area.

The Oberallgäu course center offers a natural setting with fantastic views as well as great opportunities for outdoor activities. For example, rafting and water ski are included in the varied leisure program!

The course location Oberallgäu can be reached easily and safely from Munich Airport and Memmingen Airport with the Humboldt transfer service.

German + Outdoor activities in the Bavarian Alps

3 weeks, 2 summits, 1 team and go! This is the motto of our summer course German + outdoor in the Oberallgäu.

In the mornings, students learn in different classes according to their level of German. In the afternoons, we offer a leisure program with a variety of activities on the water and in the mountains.

The program is completed by excursions to Munich and the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Age group


Course types

Intensive courses

German levels

Advanced learners

Class size


Accommodation types

In residence

Course dates

In summer


Our students are housed in the same building where the classes are held. The residence offers modern twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

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. Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly.

By far the best language course I've ever been to.
Sam, age 15

German summer courses & fees

At the course location Oberallgäu + Outdoor, the Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for teenagers during the summer. 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 Oberallgäu are offered as a complete package including accommodation, full board, daily leisure activities and excursions.

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.

Good to know

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:

Badminton, Billiards, Football, Cinema, Campfire/Barbecue, Mountainbikes, Playing field, Rope course, Swimming (outdoor pool), Table football, Table tennis, Volleyball, Outdoor activities (e.g. canyoning, rafting), Hiking


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:


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.

Outdoor activities

A special focus of the Oberallgäu course location is on sports and outdoor experiences. Due to our location in the Allgäu Alps, we are able to offer our students numerous outdoor activities that make this course location so unique. These include for example:

Auf einem Rafting-Ausflug

  • Alpcoaster (summer toboggan run)
  • Mountain adventure with abseiling and climbing
  • Flying Fox (zip line)
  • Rafting
  • High ropes course
  • Water ski
  • Wilderness workshop (with outdoor and survival skills)

All these activities are already included in the course fees. Please note that in order to participate in certain activities, students must be free from vertigo and sure-footed, or be able to swim or bike well.

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 Jugendhaus Elias
Seifriedsberg 12
87544 Blaichach

Arrival by car

The Elias guesthouse is located in Blaichach. Parking spaces are available.

Railway station

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

Airport transfer

We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to the airports Munich and Memmingen:

one-way round trip
Munich (MUC) 145 € 290 €
Memmingen (FMM) 35 € 70 €

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Munich!

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