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ages 14-18 · A1-B2

Schmallenberg is a typical town of the Sauerland region, which is known as the “land of a thousand mountains.” Anybody who has visited there will understand how the region has earned its reputation as one of Germany’s most popular recreation areas. The historic city center of this picturesque spa town enchants visitors with half-timbered houses and narrow alleys.

The school

Our students are guests at the Bad Fredeburg Academy, which is located in a district of Schmallenberg. The very picturesque center of this little town is only a few minutes’ walk from the school. Classes take place in the local school, only 150m away from the academy. The academy is located in a very quiet area surrounded by parks. Students can soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the grounds and the town. Schmallenberg is especially popular for its flexible system of courses, with weekly arrival and departure.


The friendly atmosphere of the building will help the students to soon feel at home in the new environment. Students live in twin and a few multiple occupancy rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The students have Wi-Fi access at the school.

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 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as a snack daily.

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

Schmallenberg welcomes our students with a large variety of leisure activities. The Bad Fredeburg Academy has an auditorium with a stage for plays and parties, a large lawn for outdoor activities, a sports hall, a campfire and barbecue area — everything our students need to have a good time, no matter what the weather is like.

Students who love mountain biking or a more leisurely bike ride will enjoy the Bike Arena Sauerland, which offers a complex trail system for all skill levels. Of course, we also organize bicycle trips for students on our school-owned mountain bikes.

A short walk from our course center, our students can enjoy a great water fun park, a miniature golf course, as well as the very picturesque historic center of the little town of Bad Fredeburg.

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:

Auditorium with stage
Swimming (indoor pool)
Swimming (outdoor pool)
Sports field
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:

Mining pit





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.

„ I had lots of fun with very friendly people. The atmosphere was really good and my German is also more fluent now.
Lara, age 16


c/o Akademie Bad Fredeburg
Johannes-Hummel-Weg 1
57392 Schmallenberg

German summer courses & fees

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

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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.

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.

Arrival by car

The Bad Fredeburg Academy is located in Bad Fredeburg, a district of the town of Schmallenberg.

Railway station

We will pick up our students from the Lennestadt-Altenhundem railway station free of charge.

Airport transfer

We can arrange a transfer service (pick up and drop off) from Frankfurt (FRA) airport for a fee.

Airport Frankfurt (FRA)

150 EUR
(per person and way)

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