On a tour through the city

Learn German and discover Vienna!

Vienna, the city with the highest quality of life in the world, unites tradition and modernity in its own unique way. With 1.7 million inhabitants, Vienna is both Austria’s capital and its largest city — and the site of the first and only Humboldt-Institut program in Austria, where a truly charming dialect of German is spoken.

Besides the old town and Schoenbrunn Palace, both of which are UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, Vienna also boasts countless imperial residences and palaces, museums, famous buildings and landmarks, the most internationally known of which are St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Ferris wheel in Prater Park. Coffeehouses, Sacher torte, schnitzel Vienna style and the Naschmarkt — the city’s wide variety of attractions caters to every taste. Learn more about our German language summer program in Vienna!

Our course location can be reached easily and safely from Vienna Airport with the Humboldt transfer service.

German summer courses for teenagers in Vienna

The summer courses in Vienna take place in the youth guest house Vienna-Brigittenau, near the Danube and the Danube Island.

The German lessons in Vienna are taught in attractive, bright seminar rooms of the youth guest house, some of which are air-conditioned.

Since our students live in the same building where the classes take place, they do not have to leave the premises and have only short distances to get to class.


Age group



Course types

Intensive courses


German levels

Beginners to advanced learners


Class size



Accommodation types

In residence


Course dates

In summer


Our students live in the Guest House Wien-Brigittenau, Vienna’s most modern youth hostel. It is ideally located between Danube Island and downtown Vienna, which gives our students a blend of the atmosphere of the big city with the advantages of a quiet and safe residential area.

The city center with its many historic and cultural sights can easily be reached during free time. The nearby Danube Island is an oasis of tranquility and is ideal for relaxation, sports and manifold leisure activities.

The bright and modern twin rooms all have en-suite bathrooms. The guest house offers free WiFi.

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.

It's a good place and atmosphere where you can study.
Federico, age 16

German summer courses & fees

In Austria’s capital Vienna, 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 Vienna 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
1.450 €/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

A single summer course is not nearly enough time to fully enjoy all the many different options and opportunities that Vienna has to offer. Each year, the city attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. But away from downtown’s liveliness, Vienna is also famous for its beautiful parks and recreational areas along the shores of the Danube River — all of which guarantee wonderful leisure time possibilities and an unforgettable summer.

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:

Handicrafts, Billiards, Board games, Football, Museums, Prater, Slacklining, Swimming, City tours, Table football


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

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 Jugendgästehaus Wien-Brigittenau
Adalbert-Stifter-Straße 73
1200 Wien

Arrival by car

Please refer to the map and address for orientation.

Railway station

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

Airport transfer

We can arrange a transfer service for a fee of EUR 45 from or to Vienna airport (VIE).

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 Vienna!

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