Berlin-Wannsee
German for teens

Kursort Berlin-Wannsee Foto: Thomas Koy

Summer course, 3 weeks 
Age group: 14 to 17
No beginners!


Wannsee is a prosperous, leafy suburb between Berlin and Potsdam, about 25 kilometers from the center of Germany's capital. Situated amid several lakes, Wannsee has long been beloved by Berliners as a spot for pleasant daytrips. The youth guesthouse – a beautifully renovated turn-of-the-century villa with accommodation in the adjoining modern building – is situated right on the shore of Wannsee, surrounded by woods and greenery. The spacious common rooms include a theater where our young course participants can put on plays. They can also enjoy many different sports activities. During the course we take trips to see the sights and museums in Berlin and explore the surrounding area.

For example: badminton, barbecues, basketball, billiards*, boat excursion*, bowling*, city walking tours, climbing*, dramatic arts activities, flea markets, foosball, hiking, jogging, minigolf*, movie night, museum visits, music room with piano, paddling*, soccer, swimming (beach), table tennis, tennis*, volleyball

* not included in the price
  • German instruction including teaching materials
  • 72 UI, 24 UI per week
  • Placement test at the beginning of the course
  • Participation certificate
  • Opportunity to take an exam
  • Accommodation in rooms with 2, 3, or 4 beds
  • Full board
  • Round-the-clock supervision and care
  • Sports, culture and leisure-time program
  • 2 excursions: e.g. Potsdam
  • Health/accident insurance
  • Transportation from Berlin Airport: 40 €
Please download the pdf and return it signed to us by post or fax.  
Period 03.07. – 23.07.2016 07.08. – 27.08.2016
Levels B1–C2 B1–C2
Cost € 2,530 all-inclusive € 2,530 all-inclusive
By plane

A transfer will be offered between Berlin airports (TXL/SFX) and Wannsee from 7 am to 6 pm on the official day of arrival and departure (waits may occur).
On the arrival day our staff will meet the teenagers at the exit from the transit area in the arrivals hall of the airport.
 
They will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and also have an official letter as identification. For organisational reasons we regret that we are unable to provide you with the name of this member of our staff earlier than 3 days in advance of the course.

On the day of departure we will accompany the children to the check in desk.
  • Please inform us of the arrival and departure time and flight numbers after having booked the flight.
  • If you book a flight that arrives or departs Berlin airport before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around € 50. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
By train

To the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). From there, take the S7 S-Bahn line (towards Postdam) to the Wannsee station, and then take a taxi to the Wannsee Forum (approx. € 10).

By car

On the A115 autobahn at the Dreilinden rest stop (Zehlendorf exit), take the first exit towards Wannsee, Potsdamer Chaussee. Follow Königstraße until Hohenzollernstraße comes up on the left-hand side (at the Schröder/Schreibwaren shop). 

Please note

Should students be unable to arrive or depart on the specified dates, please plan to arrive the following day or to depart one day before the end of the course, respectively. Our staff cannot guarantee transfer, or supervision on days outside the course dates. Also, we cannot provide food in the boarding school outside course dates 
Contact prior to arrival

Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts:
jugend@goethe.de
Phone: +49 89 15921-424

Address and telephone numbers during the course

Goethe-Institut
c/o Wannsee Forum
Hohenzollernstr. 14
14109 Berlin-Wannsee
Germany

Phone and E-mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.
blog.goethe.de/jugendkurse

Winter course, 3 weeks 
Age group: 14 to 17
No beginners!


In the winter we offer a unique program here built around genuine encounters with Berlin youth. In addition to intensive language instruction and an extensive cultural program, this course will enable you to immerse yourself fully in the German language: In joint project workshops with Berlin secondary school students, you'll spend a week using dance, theater, music, poetry, blogs or photography to create a program dealing with an issue relevant to the everyday lives of today's youth. The finished product will then be presented at an evening event. 

For example:
  • billiards*
  • bowling*
  • city walking tours
  • climbing*
  • dance workshop
  • dramatic arts
  • foosball
  • ice skating*
  • movie nights
  • museum visits
  • music workshop
  • music room with piano
  • photography
  • swimming*
  • table tennis
* not included in the price
  • German instruction including teaching materials
  • 72 UI, 24 UI per week
  • Placement test at the beginning of the course
  • Participation certificate
  • Opportunity to take an exam
  • Accommodation in rooms with 2, 3, or 4 beds
  • Full board
  • Round-the-clock supervision and care
  • Sports, culture and leisure-time program
  • 2 excursions: e.g. Potsdam
  • Health/accident insurance
  • Transportation from Berlin Airport: 40 €
Please download the registration form and return it signed to us by post or fax.  
Period 10.01. – 30.01.2016 08.01. – 28.01.2017
Levels A2–C1 A2–C1
Cost € 2,530 All inclusive € 2,530 All inclusive
By plane

A transfer will be offered between Berlin airports (TXL/SFX) and Wannsee from 7 am to 6 pm on the official day of arrival and departure (waits may occur).
On the arrival day our staff will meet the teenagers at the exit from the transit area in the arrivals hall of the airport.
 
They will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and also have an official letter as identification. For organisational reasons we regret that we are unable to provide you with the name of this member of our staff earlier than 3 days in advance of the course.

On the day of departure we will accompany the children to the check in desk.
  • Please inform us of the arrival and departure time and flight numbers after having booked the flight.
  • If you book a flight that arrives or departs Berlin airport before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around € 50. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
By train

To the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). From there, take the S7 S-Bahn line (towards Postdam) to the Wannsee station, and then take a taxi to the Wannsee Forum (approx. € 10).

By car

On the A115 autobahn at the Dreilinden rest stop (Zehlendorf exit), take the first exit towards Wannsee, Potsdamer Chaussee. Follow Königstraße until Hohenzollernstraße comes up on the left-hand side (at the Schröder/Schreibwaren shop). 

Please note

Should students be unable to arrive or depart on the specified dates, please plan to arrive the following day or to depart one day before the end of the course, respectively. Our staff cannot guarantee transfer, or supervision on days outside the course dates. Also, we cannot provide food in the boarding school outside course dates 
Contact prior to arrival

Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts:
jugend@goethe.de
Phone: +49 89 15921-424

Address and telephone numbers during the course

Goethe-Institut
c/o Wannsee Forum
Hohenzollernstr. 14
14109 Berlin-Wannsee
Germany

Phone and E-mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.
blog.goethe.de/jugendkurse