With a population of some 600,000 inhabitants, Düsseldorf is seen as one of Germany’s most popular major cities and was named the second best city in Germany for quality of life. Not only are its inhabitants very fond of their city, but so are tourists who visit it from all over the world.

Enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Rhine, the famous Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine River boardwalk) which links the picturesque historic city center with the contemporary Media Harbor. The Kö, the bustling shopping street, is a wonderful place to take in the sights. With its residents’ famous zest for life, Düsseldorf has an almost Mediterranean flair, especially in the summer.

The school

Our students are guests in the Düsseldorf City Hostel, a high-quality facility located on the banks of the Rhine River. Our classes take place in the attractive and bright seminar rooms of the hostel, which are all equipped with up-to-date technology. As our students are housed in the same building, they don’t need to leave the premises to get to class, but can conveniently walk there from their rooms.


The hostel is only a few years old and offers high-quality furnishings. Our students stay exclusively in comfortable, modern twin rooms, which all have en-suite bathrooms.
With this 360° panoramic image you get a first impression of the rooms in Düsseldorf.

Room in Düsseldorf – Spherical Image/360° Panorama Humboldt-Institut Düsseldorf

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.

Leisure time

Only the River Rhine separates the Düsseldorf City Hostel from the promenade and the pedestrian zone of the historic downtown area. The hostel is the perfect starting point for exploring Düsseldorf and its many sights, and it’s also a quiet place to return to and relax after a strenuous afternoon in town. We offer our students mountain bikes free of charge and organize bike trips in the surroundings.

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:

Board games
Party room
Boat trip on River Rhine
City tours
Table soccer
Table tennis


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.

„ I am very satisfied with our teacher and lessons could not be better.
Julia, age 17


Düsseldorfer Str. 1
40545 Düsseldorf


Courses & fees

In Düsseldorf the Humboldt-Institut offers in summer German courses for teenagers. All courses are offered as a full-package including accommodation, full board, daily activities and excursions.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week

1.840 € (2 weeks) and 3.680 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

Juli 1, Juli 15*

Starting dates:

* not for total beginners


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.


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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.

Railway station

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

Airport transfer

We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to Düsseldorf (DUS) airport.

Airport Düsseldorf (DUS)

35,00 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.