Learn German in Hamburg

Life in Hamburg revolves around the water. Even though it is quite a distance from the open sea, it is Europe’s third largest port, and the harbor is its biggest attraction. Watching the hectic traffic in the harbor is fun, as cruise ships, old fishing boats, graceful sailing vessels, and container ships go about their business.

There is much to do in the harbor area - visit the fish market, the dungeon dating back to the dark ages or take a barge tour of the harbor. On the banks of the Elba River, you can have a picnic during the day and party in the bars at night.

Hamburg also has two big artificial lakes and many interconnecting canals that add to the maritime ambience. Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city, and its history dates back to the 14th century.

With all this culture, history, entertainment and atmosphere at your disposal, you’re bound to have a great time while you learn German in Hamburg.

German Language School in Hamburg

School Location: The German school in Hamburg is located in the heart of the city, right on the shores of the Inner Alster Lake in a large, beautiful and historic art-deco building. Within 300 metres of the school you can find three underground train stations, the city’s finest hotels and department stores and numerous clubs, restaurants, bars and cafes. The school shares its facilities with a private university, so you can meet plenty of interesting locals.

School Facilities: All of the well-lit classrooms feature comfortable seating and hi-tech teaching equipment. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building, and there is a 60 station computer lab, a large library, multiple multi-media labs and a big cafeteria. From the 200 square metre roof-top terrace, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of this picturesque city.

Teachers: All German language teachers at the school have University degrees, are trained in teaching German as a second language and are native German speakers. They are hired for their dedication to enthusiasm for imparting their language to their students. Many speak additional languages, as well.

Materials: Approximately €15 per month.

Hamburg School Accreditations

  • Member of FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations).
  • Winner of “Best German Language School” award from Language Travel Magazine.
  • Member of ALTO.
  • Member of FaDaF.
  • Recognized by GfdS (German Language Society).

German Courses in Hamburg

Booking fee: 75 Euros
Classes per week: Group 20h , Group 25h , Group 30h , Individual

Start Dates: German courses in Hamburg begin every Monday, except for absolute beginners who can start on the following dates: Jan 3, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1, Oct 4, Nov 7.

Class Size:  Average of 10 to 12; maximum of 15.

Includes: Cultural activities (for group courses), university advisory service (for group courses), Opportunity to take GfDS exam for stays of 8 weeks or more (minimum language level of B1 or intermediate).

Specialized Courses: Business German, TestDAF examination preparation.

Hamburg German Course Fees (Euros)


Group (hrs) Individual 20
20 24 28
1 275 325 375 915
2 455 535 635 1755
3 635 745 895 2595
4 815 955 1155 3435
6 1175 1375 1675 5115
8 1535 1795 2195 6795
Extra 115 140 170 840

Language learning and cultural activities

For group courses, the school organizes two weekday activities every week (2-3 activities plus a weekend excursion per week in the months of July and August). These are included with tuition, but do not include admission and travel costs and consist of trips to various interesting and historical sites in Hamburg and trips to the North Sea, Berlin, Bremen and Lubeck.

Accommodation in Hamburg

Options: Home stay, Shared apartment, Hotel.

Type: Single, Double.

Description: Home stay - single and double rooms, breakfast only, half board, shared bath;.

Shared apartment - sharing with either Hamburg residents or other students, single room, kitchen access, no meals, shared bathroom.

Hotel - single or double rooms, breakfast only, TV, wardrobe, private bath.

Meal Plans: No meals, Breakfast only, Half board.

Travel Time to School: No more than 45 minutes.

Airport Pickup: 50€.

Accommodation Fees (Euros)


Home Stay Shared Apartment
(No Meals)
(Breakfast Only)
Single Double






Breakfast Only Half Board Breakfast Only Half Board
Per Week 190 230 155 195 125 260 230
Extra Day 30 35 25 30 n/a

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