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Humboldt Institut Intensive German Course in Lindenberg

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 30

Age Range - 13-17 yrs

This is a great intensive year around German Language course for teenagers. The Humboldt-Institut Lindenberg can host up to 200 students and is open year-round — even during the winter holidays. 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.

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. With these 360° panoramic images you get a first impression of the rooms in Lindenberg.

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 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 of 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.

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) Swimming (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. 

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

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