German Courses in Lindenberg
ages 11-17 · A1-C2
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).
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.
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.
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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 3030 lessons/week
2+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks) and 1.050 €/week (10+ weeks)
Tuition: Monday – Friday
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 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 3Starting 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 starting dates:
Starting dates for total beginners:
All prices plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)
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
The school is located a few minutes from the town center with own parking lots.
We will pick up our students from the Röthenbach im Allgäu railway station free of charge.
We can arrange a transfer service for a fee from and to the following airports: Munich, Zurich, Memmingen and Friedrichshafen:
|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.
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.
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
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:
During the excursions, we try to combine a cultural program item such as an age-appropriate museum tour or city rally with free time so that the students have the opportunity to explore the city on their own.
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:
there were participants from 64 nations in our courses.
In the summer
there were participants from 49 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.
|2024 dates||Price per week|
|January 1 | January 8 | January 15 | January 22 | January 29 | February 5 | February 12 | February 19||340 €|
The fees for the skiing and snowboard course include rental of skis or snowboards, boots, helmets and the ski lift fees.
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.
More PDF documents:
Boarding Schools brochure
News and reports
Related blog posts
In this non-exhaustive list you find relevant posts from the Humboldt blog about our language school in Lindenberg and of course our international students there. We hope you enjoy reading!
- My First German Course in Germany – Pelinsu from Turkey
- How to Get out of Your Comfort Zone and Learn German
- Closeness despite Distance – Our Boarding School in Lindenberg during the Pandemic
- 5 Weeks of Sustainability – Plogging in Lindenberg
- From Zero German to B2 in 6 Months – Isabela from Brazil
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