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age 18 and older · A1-C2

Constance is a lively university town of 82,000 people and is located on the banks of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The city has a very attractive historic downtown area with medieval buildings. The city’s many students contribute to its relaxed atmosphere, and its picturesque setting on the shores of the lake and in the foothills of the Alps makes Constance a very attractive destination with a great variety of leisure opportunities. Thanks to the modern University of Constance, which is one of only 11 Germany Excellence Universities, the city has fantastic infrastructure for international students and offers a wide range of cultural events, such as concerts, theater and film festivals, as well as a large number of bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants.

Language school

Our course center in Constance is located in a modern, nicely furnished building, which offers all the conveniences of a guest house. All the classrooms are bright and large with up-to-date, high quality equipment. The Humboldt-Institut in Constance is a licensed test center for the TestDaF and telc exams.

The German courses in Constance have a relaxed atmosphere. This is largely to the school’s convenient size and location, a mere 15-minute walk from Lake Constance and the University of Constance. The city center is also only a few minutes away by bus, but can also be reached by foot from the lake through a very beautiful park.


Our course students are housed in the same building in which the classes take place.

Single and twin rooms

Students can stay in single or twin rooms, each equipped with an en-suite bathroom. All rooms have free Wi-Fi access. When choosing students to share a twin room, we pay attention that the roommates speak different native languages. This way we encourage them to speak and practice German with each other outside of the classroom.

With this 360° panoramic image you get a first impression of the rooms in Constance.

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Full board

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.


Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly. For your personal laundry there is a coin washing machine and dryer available.

Leisure time

The city of Constance offers a variety of cultural events, shopping opportunities and sports facilities. We take our students at the beginning of their course on a guided city walk to learn about the different options available to them.

We have a staff person in charge of organizing and accompanying leisure activities for our students who can also provide useful information and suggestions to help them plan their own free time. If our students have any special preferences — if, for example, they plan to see a particular festival, or to take part in the activities of a particular sports club — they are welcome to ask for our assistance.

Leisure time activities

These are some possible leisure activities in Constance:

Cinema*/Night clubs*
Horseback riding*
Swimming (in the lake)

Entrance fees are not included in the course fee. Offers marked with * are not included in the course fee.

Moreover, students at the Humboldt-Institut are entitled to participate in sporting activities organized by the University of Constance. During their term they can choose from about 30 different types of sports. For our course students the same conditions apply as for the students of the University of Constance.

Weekly schedule

For more detailed information about the German lessons in the morning and afternoon, the leisure activities and excursions, we have put together an exemplary schedule for a week at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance. Click on the following link to download the weekly schedule for Constance.


Every Saturday we offer full-day excursions to cities and places of interest that are included in the course fee (except for entrance fees). Possible destinations are:

The Alps


Mainau island




Here you can speak and learn German faster.

Taejun, age 24


Mainaustraße 172
78464 Konstanz

German courses & fees

In Constance the Humboldt-Institut offers German courses as intensive courses and one-to-one courses. All courses are available as a full-package including accommodation, full board and after-class activities.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

795 €/week (10+ weeks) and 920 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates 2021:

Juni 6*, August 22*, November 28*, November 14, Oktober 31*, Oktober 17*, Oktober 10, September 26*, September 12*, September 5, August 15*, Juni 13*, August 8*, August 1, Juli 25*, Juli 18*, Juli 11*, Juli 4*, Juni 27, Juni 20*, Dezember 5*

Starting dates 2022:

Februar 13*, Februar 27*, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23*, Januar 9*, März 13, März 20*

* not for total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 13 to August 21, 2021

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

310 €/week (10+ weeks) and 350 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates 2021:

Juni 7*, August 23*, November 29*, November 15, November 1*, Oktober 18*, Oktober 11, September 27*, September 13*, September 6, August 16*, Juni 14*, August 9*, August 2, Juli 26*, Juli 19*, Juli 10*, Juli 5*, Juni 28, Juni 21*, Dezember 6*

Starting dates 2022:

Februar 14*, Februar 28*, Februar 7, Januar 10, Januar 24*, Januar 3, März 14, März 21*

* not for total beginners

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week

2.115 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates 2021:

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Starting dates 2022:

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One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

2.420 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates 2021:

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Starting dates 2022:

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One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week

3.030 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates 2021:

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Starting dates 2022:

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Combination course Berlin-Constance

30 lessons/week

The course will not take place in 2020.

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates 2021:

Januar 3, Oktober 10, August 1, August 8*, August 15*, August 22*, September 5, September 26*, Juli 4*, Juli 11*, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, November 14, November 28*, Dezember 5*, Dezember 19*, Juli 18*, Juli 25*, September 12*, April 18, April 4*, Februar 7, Februar 14*, Februar 28*, März 14, März 21*, März 28*, Juni 27, April 25*, Januar 10*, Mai 9*, Mai 16*, Mai 23, Juni 6*, Juni 13*, Juni 20*, Januar 24*, Dezember 26*

Starting dates 2022:

Februar 13*, Februar 27*, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23*, Januar 9*, März 13, März 20*

** Course over Christmas


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What is included:

All courses with housing accommodations include all lessons, course materials, housing, full board, daily activity program, weekly excursions (except entrance fees) and a certificate.
Courses without accommodation and part-time courses include all lessons, books and a certificate.

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 Constance. Last year the distribution was as follows:









there were participants from 69 nations in our courses.








In the summer

there were participants from 42 nations in our courses.

Special programs

Bildungsurlaub + German courses in Constance

Bildungsurlaub (educational leave) is a special form of vacation that serves vocational or political education. The German courses of the Humboldt-Institut in Constance are recognized as an educational offer within the meaning of the Baden-Württemberg Education Leave Act. Please contact us if you would like to book a German course as part of your Bildungsurlaub. You will receive all necessary documents from us for submission to your employer. Please calculate with a processing time of about 10 weeks.

Constance and Berlin: two cities – one course

With the combination of courses in Berlin and Constance our learners have the opportunity to experience two uniquely distinct regions of Germany within a short amount of time.

On the one hand Germany’s capital, with more than 3.5 million inhabitants is the largest and most vibrant city in the country with a large variety of sights and cultural offers. Constance, on the other hand, is an unhurried and laid-back city of 85,000 inhabitants and is rated as having the highest quality of life in Germany due to its gorgeous location on the shores of Lake Constance and its proximity to Switzerland and the Alps.

Intercity bus transfers between the cities (Constance–Berlin or Berlin–Constance) is included in the course fee when booking two consecutive courses of a minimum of five weeks in each of the two cities.

Related blog posts

In this non-exhaustive list you find relevant posts from the Humboldt blog about our language school in Constance and of course our students there. We hope you enjoy reading!


Discover the two course centers for adults in Berlin and Constance in this video. Enjoy watching!


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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.

Arriving by your own car?

The Humboldt-Institut is located north of the city center and has its own parking lot (free of charge).

Railway station

The Constance train station is 10 minutes by car or bus from the course center.

Airport transfer

If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for a fee from and to the airports Friedrichshafen (FDH) and Zurich (ZRH).

Airport Friedrichshafen (FDH)

55 EUR
(per person and way)

Airport Zurich (ZRH)

66 EUR
(per person and way)

If you have more questions:

For further information and answers please see our FAQ.
For your personal offer please contact us.