Unsere Schule in Lindenberg
 

Learn German with mountain view

The sun smiles on Lindenberg: The city basks in some of the highest number of hours of sunshine among German cities. Lindenberg, an idyllic health resort town of about 12,000 people located in the foothills of the Alps, also features a very good infrastructure for our young students.

The scenic surroundings and the close proximity to the Alps, to Austria and Switzerland, as well as Lake Constance offer our students limitless opportunities for excursions and recreational activities.

Lindenberg can be reached easily and safely from Munich airport and Zurich airport with the Humboldt transfer service.

German courses 365 days a year

The Humboldt-Institut Lindenberg can host up to 200 students and is open year-round — even during the winter holidays.

The campus offers a variety of leisure activities both indoors and outdoors. The boarding school concept enables short distances and a structured daily routine. Many of our classrooms offer breathtaking views of the Alps.

Students can choose to be housed in the on-campus dorms or stay with a host family (only in summer).

Age group

11-17

Course types

Intensive courses

German levels

Beginners to advanced learners

Class size

Ø11

Accommodation types

In residence & host families

Course dates

Open year-round

Accommodation

Student rooms on campus

Our students stay on campus in Lindenberg. The twin rooms as well as very few single, triple and four bed rooms have a beautiful view either of the Alps or of the forest. All rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms and enjoy the same high-quality furniture, which is modern and comfortable.

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.

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.

Laundry service is offered daily to all students free of charge for their personal laundry. Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly.

Host families

In July and August, students also have the choice of living with a local German family, where they stay in single or twin rooms. They have breakfast with the host family, but all other meals are eaten in our residential school. This way we ensure that the students who stay with host families are integrated into the group of students staying on campus.

Since we have chosen all our host families in Lindenberg very carefully and know them personally, we guarantee that our students will be well taken care of. The same rules for choosing roommates — regarding age and native languages — apply as in the residences. Most of the host families live within walking distance (10 to 20 minutes) of the school. If the family lives farther away, we organize daily transportation to and from school.

It has been really helpful and thanks to the course I've improved my German. People, here in Humboldt, are all amazing, staff, tutors and teachers. Thank you for everything. I'll miss you a lot.
Vittoria, age 15

German courses & prices

In Lindenberg the Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for teenagers year-round.

For children and teenagers in the age group 11-17 years, the intensive course 30 is offered. The digits indicate the number of lessons per week in each course. Complementary, one-to-one intensive courses with 25, 30 or 40 lessons per week are available.

All courses are offered as a full package including accommodation, full board, daily activities and excursions.

For more information on the language courses offered, please see the overview page German courses for children and teenagers.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
2+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board
945 €/week (10+ weeks), 1.080 €/week (2+ weeks), and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

April 10, April 17, April 24, April 3, August 14, August 21, August 7, Dezember 18, Dezember 25, Dezember 4, Februar 20, Februar 27, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23, Januar 9, Juli 10, Juli 17, Juli 24, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12, Juni 19, Juni 26, Juni 5, Mai 22, Mai 29, Mai 8, März 13, März 20, November 13, November 20, Oktober 16, Oktober 30, Oktober 9, September 11, September 25, September 4

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 17, Februar 6, Januar 2, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 26, Mai 22, März 13, November 13, Oktober 9, September 4


All starting dates:

April 16, April 2, April 23, April 9, August 13, August 20, August 6, Dezember 17, Dezember 24, Dezember 3, Dezember 31, Februar 12, Februar 26, Februar 5, Januar 1, Januar 1 Januar 8, Januar 22, Januar 8, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4, Mai 21, Mai 28, Mai 7, März 12, März 19, November 12, November 19, Oktober 15, Oktober 29, Oktober 8, September 10, September 24, September 3

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 16, Februar 5, Januar 1, Juli 2, Juli 30, Juni 25, Mai 21, März 12, November 12, Oktober 8, September 3


All prices plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
2.230 €/week

2023:
2.450 €/week


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

jede Woche

All starting dates:

jede Woche

One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
2.550 €/week

2023:
2.805 €/week


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

jede Woche

All starting dates:

jede Woche

One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
3.200 €/week

2023:
3.520 €/week


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

jede Woche

All starting dates:

jede Woche

School transition course

30 lessons/week
5 weeks · incl. accommodation and board
1.080 €/week (2+ weeks) and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)


Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

Juli 31

All starting dates:

Juli 30

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

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.

Ellgasser Str. 42
88161 Lindenberg im Allgäu
info@humboldt-institut.org

By car
The school is located a few minutes from the town center with own parking lots.

Railway station
We will pick up our students from the Röthenbach im Allgäu railway station free of charge.

Airport transfer
We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to the following airports: Munich, Zurich, Memmingen and Friedrichshafen:

  one-way round-trip
Munich (MUC) 170 € 340 €
Zurich (ZRH) 140 € 280 €
Friedrichshafen (FDH) 60 € 120 €
Memmingen (FMM) 60 € 120 €

 

An additional fee of EUR 35 applies for students who are booked as unaccompanied minor (UM) on their departure flight.

Leisure time

Our school in Lindenberg offers students countless recreational opportunities. Young athletes will find outdoor playing fields and lawns, a sports court and a gymnasium, a climbing wall, a miniature golf course, a sauna and an indoor swimming pool. We also have mountain bikes for long rides through the magnificent surroundings.

Budding artists can give wings to their creativity in our arts and crafts rooms as well as in several workshops. Games and party rooms (with table football, pool and ping-pong tables) complete the varied range of options and guarantee an interesting leisure program.

Facilities within the school building also include an auditorium with a stage, a party room, a room for movies and a large recreation room. On campus there is a barbecue area and a huge lawn for activities or sunbathing.

In the winter, we take our students skiing or snowshoeing to the nearby mountains.

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:


Arts and crafts room, Badminton, Barbecue, Basketball, Billiards, Climbing wall, Disco, Football, Hiking, Ice skating, Minigolf, Mountainbikes, Playing field, Piano, Sauna, Snowboard*, Snowshoeing, Sports hall, Swimming (indoor pool or lake), Skiing*, Table football, Table tennis, Volleyball
 
* not included in the course fee
 

Excursions

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:

Supervision

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.

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 Lindenberg. Last year the distribution was as follows:

18%

12%

9%

9%

7%

7%

38%

Year-round

there were participants from 64 nations in our courses.

18%

13%

12%

10%

9%

38%

In the summer

there were participants from 45 nations in our courses.

German + skiing and snowboarding

In winter we offer skiing and snowboard courses from January to February. The courses can be booked for a duration of one week or more. The courses take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the afternoon after the German lessons. During the courses the number of German lessons is limited to 26. On Saturday participants will be taken to a big skiing resort in the Alps.

Skiing lessons in the Alps

2023 dates Price per week
January 2 | January 9 | January 16 | January 23 | January 30 | February 6 | February 13 | February 20 340 €

 
The fees for the skiing and snowboard course include rental of skis or snowboards, boots, helmets and the ski lift fees.

Weekly schedule

Our sample schedule provides an overview of the daily structure at the Humboldt-Institut Lindenberg. The mentioned activities and excursions are examples. Please click here to download the sample schedule for Lindenberg.

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

News and reports

Suzanne Cole
Suzanne Cole
18:50 27 Jun 22
We are delighted to recommend Humboldt-Institut. Our 14-year old made his first solo trip overseas to Lindenberg. ... He enjoyed every single aspect and every single component - in particular the friendly and helpful staff not to mention excellent language teachng - thank you !read more
David Nyffenegger
David Nyffenegger
18:42 25 Jun 22
- Freundliches und flexibles Personal- Super Essen- Tolles Preis-Leistungsverhältnis- die Zimmer sind klein, aber... tadellos und neu renoviertread more
Simon Sparrow
Simon Sparrow
17:04 05 Jun 22
If your kids need to better their German this is a brilliant place to go....very professional but still fun.
Gerlinde Michelberger
Gerlinde Michelberger
17:17 02 May 22
Wir waren eine Gruppe von 30 Personen. Kinder- und Jugendchor mit einigen Betreuern. Wir hatten ein wunderschönes... Wochenende in diesem schönen und großzügigen Haus. Tolle Lage, sehr schöne Zimmer, viele Möglichkeiten im Haus um zu singen, tanzen, spielen und Spaß zu haben. Frühstück und Essen waren sehr lecker. Die Gastebetreuerin Gisela war stets sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir kommen gerne wieder und empfehlen das Haus absolut weiter.read more
Theódor Badotti
Theódor Badotti
15:35 21 Feb 22
committed staff and a wonderful region
Ruediger Will
Ruediger Will
20:05 15 Jul 21
Frisch renoviert
Abby
Abby
18:43 27 Feb 21
My 10 year old daughter just stayed 1 month at the Humboldt Institut in Lindenberg.First, I was very worried because... of her youth: it was her first time away from home, so far from her family and with this whole covid situation I couldnt come and visit her as planned.But everything went great!My daughter loved her stay!!!She never had a second to be sad or homesick. Either she had germanclass or she had nice activities (and of course nice little partys at the week-end with a lot of games and fun, apparently ;)). I was really relieved to see how busy they keep the children. No time for beeing sad :)The rooms are nice and modern and she told us she loved the food (especially the brunch on sundays).Her german improved a lot. At first my daughter felt a little bit lost and told us that she understands "nothing" during class but her teacher took care of her and she quickly felt more confident. Of course she needs to learn more vocabulary to become completely fluent but that will come with practice. For me it's a long term goal which can not be rushed (unless you want your child to learn endless wordlists but that's not the spirit). What was really important to me is that her grammar skills improved and became solid and that's the case!I want to thank the staff for taking care of my daughter!!Thank you to her teacher who improved her langage skills so much!!A special thanks from the bottom of my heart to the "Toothfairy", who put some chocolat coins under her pillow, when she lost a tooth. That was such a sweet attention!!!I really recommand this school both as a parent and as a german teacher myself.read more
Vanessa Danhauser
Vanessa Danhauser
13:29 19 Aug 20
Яна Донская
Яна Донская
09:47 29 Apr 20
Lucalro 2
Lucalro 2
19:37 04 Feb 20
Zimmer top, Essen überdurchschnittlich, soweit alles echt gut. Nur ist die Turnhalle etwas zu klein.
Ronja Klinner
Ronja Klinner
19:15 03 Feb 20
Schönes Haus, top renovierte Zimmer, freundliches Personal, lecker Essen, einziges Manko ist, das es auf dem Busfahrer... Zimmer keinen Fernseher gibt! Fahrer wäre gezwungen um Nachrichten, Sport usw. zu schauen mit dem Kindern im Gruppenraum zu schauen 😔 Was ja jeder weiß der den ganzen Tag mit der Gruppe verbringt, irgendwann auch mal seine Ruhe haben willread more
Peter Löwen
Peter Löwen
21:35 19 Jan 20
War eine super Zeit in der Herberge. Waren mit einer Gruppe von 20 Personen dort. Die zweier zimmer sind sehr gut... ausgestattet, mit einem kleinen Badezimmer. Es war sehr ordentlich. Das Essen war hervorragend, mit einem drei Gänge Menü zum Mittag, welches außerordentlich lecker war.Im Haus gibt es mehrere Gruppenräume, eine Sauna, ein Schwimmbad und einen Aufenthaltsraum mit Tischtennis, kicker und Billiardtisch. Die Sporthalle ist etwas in die Jahre gekommen, doch kann man sich da ein wenig austoben im Winter. Haben die Zeit sehr geschätzt, da es sehr ruhig gelegen ist.read more
Han Karci
Han Karci
12:03 10 Dec 19
Sehr gut!
Rainer Breitenstein
Rainer Breitenstein
06:56 30 Oct 19
Hat eine schöne Lage und ist von weiter sichtbar.
Alper Varış
Alper Varış
20:23 07 Sep 19
Danke für alles. Ich habe 3 lustige Wochen in Humboldt verbracht. Ich habe auch viel über Deutsch gelernt.
Marina Tz
Marina Tz
11:39 30 Jun 19
Long Quang
Long Quang
07:29 26 Nov 18
Lucija Milovic
Lucija Milovic
18:00 01 Jul 18
It was amazing, great experience, great people, great food, great gearman... love it soooo much
sofia stanghellini
sofia stanghellini
15:29 29 Jun 18
Esperienza veramente fantastica
Raul Justiniano
Raul Justiniano
18:31 22 Feb 18
Renato Correa
Renato Correa
01:12 22 Jun 17
Loris Bregolato
Loris Bregolato
18:02 25 Feb 17
Gut
Sun Constantine
Sun Constantine
12:53 10 Dec 16
Aurora Sanvido
Aurora Sanvido
10:08 06 Mar 16
Daniel Lokshtein
Daniel Lokshtein
09:45 11 Jun 14
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