Class at the summer course in Düsseldorf

Learn German and explore Düsseldorf!

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. Learn more about our German language summer program in Düsseldorf!

From Düsseldorf Airport, our course location can be reached easily and safely with the Humboldt transfer service.

German summer courses for teenagers in Düsseldorf

Our students are guests in the Düsseldorf City Hostel, a high-quality facility located on the banks of the Rhine River. From there, all of the city’s sights are within walking distance.

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.


Age group



Course types

Intensive courses


German levels

Beginners to advanced learners


Class size



Accommodation types



Course dates

In summer


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.

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.

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

German summer courses & fees

In Düsseldorf, 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 Düsseldorf are offered as a complete package including accommodation, full board, daily leisure activities and excursions.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
2 or 4 weeks · incl. accommodation and full board
1.470 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

All starting dates 2024:

Juli 14, 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

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:

Badminton, Basketball, Campfire, Canoe, Climbing, Board games, Football, Karaoke, Bicycle tours, Museums, Party room, Swimming, Slacklining, City tours, Table tennis, Volleyball


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 in Düsseldorf. The mentioned activities and excursions are examples. Please click here to download the sample schedule for Düsseldorf.

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.


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 Jugendherberge Düsseldorf
Düsseldorfer Str. 1
40545 Düsseldorf

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 of EUR 40 from or to Düsseldorf Airport (DUS).

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 Düsseldorf!

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